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Woo! Hurrah! Wowzah! Congratulations! Seriously! It's not like we will ever find some NEW TECHNOLOGY or other thing! That's not how humanity works! We've always been trapped at this current technology level forever! FOR EV ER.

Seriously. Stop this bad science. Stop this Chicken Little crap.
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There is 209 460 ppm of O2 compared with around 380 ppm of CO2, in 1850 there was 285.2 ppm of CO2. So we have risen a whole 100 PPM...

The thing that is stressing the world is the over population in Asia and Africa along with their lack of ANY environmental regulations.. The Americas and Europe are fine and self sufficient.
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Seriously. Stop this bad science.


What's bad about it?
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The earth is fine, bro. Its not going anywhere. We're the ones affected by this.
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It's just going to get hotter till pestilence or natural disaster takes us all out.
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octorockandroll wrote:

The earth is fine, bro. Its not going anywhere. We're the ones affected by this.


^ Think the Earth cares about the Dinosaurs? Nope. It just keeps spinning in space not giving a fuck.
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What's bad about it?


What's bad about it? They're straight-line graphs. They assume that nothing will EVER CHANGE. They are designed, FROM THE BEGINNING, to push the idea that the world is doomed. There's no real, from everything I've seen, association with reality. Just "panic", "chaos", and "confusion".

As has been pointed out, everyone who CAN do anything HAS done everything. Those who cannot, will not, and so the ones who have are blamed. The ones who will not do anything tend to do it in very, very big ways.
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gornotck wrote:


geauxtigers1989 wrote:

What's bad about it?


What's bad about it? They're straight-line graphs. They assume that nothing will EVER CHANGE. They are designed, FROM THE BEGINNING, to push the idea that the world is doomed. There's no real, from everything I've seen, association with reality. Just "panic", "chaos", and "confusion".

As has been pointed out, everyone who CAN do anything HAS done everything. Those who cannot, will not, and so the ones who have are blamed. The ones who will not do anything tend to do it in very, very big ways.


I just can't believe how they turned environmentalists from worrying about air and water pollution into thinking CO2 will end the world. I currently live where a giant glacier stood 10,000 years ago but was melted due to GLOBAL WARMING. I am not worried about CO2 I am worried about us making our water sources undrinkable or our air unbreathable. Heck everyone seems to have forgotten about the literal mega-tons of trash floating on the surface of the ocean or the microscopic layer of plastic forming over the world's oceans.

http://www.denverpost.com/2015/08/23/scientists-study-endless-layer-of-plastic-garbage-in-the-pacific/

How do you expect life to work when we are covering our oceans in this:


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There is 209 460 ppm of O2 compared with around 380 ppm of CO2, in 1850 there was 285.2 ppm of CO2. So we have risen a whole 100 PPM...

The thing that is stressing the world is the over population in Asia and Africa along with their lack of ANY environmental regulations.. The Americas and Europe are fine and self sufficient.


So much wrong with this post, but I'll only call out the obvious stuff for now because why bother?

We are not at 380 ppm CO2, we are at 400 and we are expected to go up to 410 alarmingly soon, perhaps even as early as november.

You pass off a 100 ppm CO2 increase over the course of less than 200 years as if it's small potatoes (at least I assume that was the point you were trying to frame) but in the old days it could have taken up to 1000 years for a 10 ppm CO2 increase. At this rate we're expected to hit the 1000 ppm CO2 level in 100 years if our emission rate keeps growing the way it has been. And while Asia has been a massive dick in terms of regulating its ass, there is just simoly no way that the responsibility for this can be pushed solely on one of our continents.
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To quote the great George Carlin:

The planet is fine. The people are fucked.
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That really is a bigger problem with a somewhat easier solution: go out and collect it. If I recall correctly, the reason no one IS is because they don't want to pay for it and they want to argue about whose problem it actually is to clean it up.

Hell, there may be a crowdfunding source that would allow people to get a start on it.

There was: https://www.theoceancleanup.com/ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/mar/26/ocean-cleanup-project-environment-pollution-boyan-slat
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The ostriches, have come out to stick their heads in the sand, and to encourage the rest of us to join them in hiding our heads in the sand along with them.

THIS IS THE DIRECTOR OF NASA. HE AND SEVEN OTHER WORLD RESPECTED SCIENTISTS SAID, THIS IS THE LIKELY SCENARIO THAT WILL HAPPEN, BASED ON THEIR COMPUTER MODELS. HE'S BEEN THE HEAD OF NASA FOR MANY YEARS. AND DURING THAT TIME, HE'S BEEN TALKING ABOUT THIS. HE HASN'T BEEN PROVEN WRONG, YET.

But you go on ahead. Hide your head in the sand. Stay on the coast. I'm gonna move inland.
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octorockandroll wrote:


Rujikin wrote:





There is 209 460 ppm of O2 compared with around 380 ppm of CO2, in 1850 there was 285.2 ppm of CO2. So we have risen a whole 100 PPM...

The thing that is stressing the world is the over population in Asia and Africa along with their lack of ANY environmental regulations.. The Americas and Europe are fine and self sufficient.


So much wrong with this post, but I'll only call out the obvious stuff for now because why bother?

We are not at 380 ppm CO2, we are at 400 and we are expected to go up to 410 alarmingly soon, perhaps even as early as november.

You pass off a 100 ppm CO2 increase over the course of less than 200 years as if it's small potatoes (at least I assume that was the point you were trying to frame) but in the old days it could have taken up to 1000 years for a 10 ppm CO2 increase. At this rate we're expected to hit the 1000 ppm CO2 level in 100 years if our emission rate keeps growing the way it has been. And while Asia has been a massive dick in terms of regulating its ass, there is just simoly no way that the responsibility for this can be pushed solely on one of our continents.


In the old days CO2 was released by volcanoes, fires, and global warming. If CO2 levels drop too low all plant life will die out



We have had much higher CO2 levels and life on Earth was FINE. Now I agree it would suck to live on a hotter world, I'd prefer colder weather personally, but it will not doom us. If you really want to stop CO2 emissions than you should be pushing for Nuclear power like crazy because it can power the world BY ITSELF right now, of course we have wind to supplement it now as well.

Actually I can push responsibility on Asia. Have you seen their environmental regulations? They dump toxic sludge straight into their rivers just so they can keep their prices below ours because we have to manage such toxic materials. They dump everything into their water and let it go out to the ocean and don't give a fuck if it is making the Pacific ocean toxic. They ARE the problem right now.
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Why do I feel "point of no return" happened ages ago.

Like people thinking they can reverse the affects of crap even just America alone has been doing to the atmosphere since the Industrial Revolution.
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