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The next sentient species that replaces us gets to dig through all of our garbage. I feel bad for the ones who crack open Chernobyl thinking it's a long lost tomb of one of our kings or something.
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TheOriginalStraynge wrote:

It's from all the cows and people. Farting builds up lethal methane gas so if we want to survive we must put all of our resources into finding a way to defeat the fart....plus it totally sucks when one comes out during class. No matter how hard you try to sneak it out it always comes blasting out like a fog horn. Once we've found a way to suppress this deadly side effect of having gas then and only then will we be safe.

their is research being done try and make cattle digestive tracks more like a kangaroos since kangaroos don't fart much.
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look at google earth there are only 2 places left that have ice all year round green land which is melting you can actually see green on green land now instead of ice and snow The other is the artic which is also melting you can see mountain's and bare rock in some places. I am glad my live is half way over because all this fresh water going into the ocean is going to shut down the north Atlantic gulf stream at some point possible with in our life time. Russia has no snow left on it including most of northern Russia the northwest passage is actually for the first time free of ice and ships are using it If I was living in the UK I would be real concerned about this because that's your primary source of heat. its probably a matter of time until we begin to enter a new ice age I am really glad I wasn't born recently
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The earth is fine. It'll spin happily regardless of the carbon content of the atmosphere. If you want to see the earth's doom have a look up in the sky during the day.

Source of light and warmth, bringer of life?

Bollocks - it's a death clock and it never stops counting down.
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The Earth will be fine, it's just we'll probably die off because it will be so hot in certain areas of the world that already have instability that it would cause massive wars. Think Syria but on a much bigger scale. Too many people on Earth eventually we might get every bad thing all at once: war, disease, famine, and death by the hundreds of millions or billions. Personally I like what happened in "Pandora's Star," in that book humanity created wormhole technology and colonized massive parts of space.
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The Earth will be fine, it's just we'll probably die off because it will be so hot in certain areas of the world that already have instability that it would cause massive wars. Think Syria but on a much bigger scale. Too many people on Earth eventually we might get every bad thing all at once: war, disease, famine, and death by the hundreds of millions or billions. Personally I like what happened in "Pandora's Star," in that book humanity created wormhole technology and colonized massive parts of space.


Pandora's Star. I read that a while back and always remembered MorningLightMountain, but could never remember the title. Thanks for that.

It was interesting to see what an RTS looked like in the real world. Terran vs Zerg basically.
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I want to read it.


Sadly, as I use a University VPN, I don't know what is and isn't behind a paywall.

Go to google scholar, type in "Carbon dioxide levels in polar ice caps."

That will give you some good information and research papers on the subject.
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Don't listen to the the science guys, guys. They're all in on the Chinese plot to ruin U.S. economy. Vote Trump 2016.
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Seriously tired of the same old trolling from uneducated people on here. Why do they act like they have a PhD in Meteorology? and using examples from their ass to counter a point that was done by years of observations and studies?

So pathetic. Why are you comparing the current Earth to millions of years ago? But failed to bring up the point that forest density was MUCH MUCH higher than that of today's forest density? And also there were literally no human or industrial revolution back then... but no point in even saying anything, these stupids will continue to believe in their braindead selves.
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"The planet is fine... The people are fucked." ~George Carlin
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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.


Whenever it's been any meaningful length of time since the last massive cataclysm, the graph of anything related to that cataclysm tends to look startlingly like the graph looked JUST BEFORE the last cataclysm.

Compare the economic indicators before any recession. They look pretty much the same, in terms of shape and scale - they go up and up and up and then they fall straight off like a rock because holy fuck.

But the same indicators HALFWAY to the recession ALSO look pretty much the same. "It's going to happen tomorrow" looks exactly like "it's going to happen in ten years," which also happens to look exactly like "it's going to happen in twenty years" or "it's going to happen in forty years."

Thing is, you can make an awful lot of money telling stupid people it's going to happen tomorrow.
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I'm selling carbon credits if anyone is interested.
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NyxUlric wrote:

Seriously tired of the same old trolling from uneducated people on here. Why do they act like they have a PhD in Meteorology? and using examples from their ass to counter a point that was done by years of observations and studies?

So pathetic. Why are you comparing the current Earth to millions of years ago? But failed to bring up the point that forest density was MUCH MUCH higher than that of today's forest density? And also there were literally no human or industrial revolution back then... but no point in even saying anything, these stupids will continue to believe in their braindead selves.


What that graph showing temperatures and CO2 in atmosphere speaks to is the ridiculous comment concerning "points of no return" or tipping points. If the positive and negative feedbacks in the ecosystem were susceptible to runaway warming it would have happened many times in the past when CO2 was over 50 times the current concentration. Were there 50 times as many trees then? I'm not so stupid as to believe that we could raise the CO2 concentration to 2000 ppm even if we tried. Even if we used all the coal and oil reserves we currently know of we couldn't touch 1000 ppm.

If you want to know what life would be like without fossil fuels or the equivalent, check out a night time satellite view of North Korea.
https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1920&bih=1134&q=satellite+image+north+korea+at+night&oq=satellite+image+north+&gs_l=img.3.0.0l4j0i30k1j0i8i30k1l3j0i24k1.2069.12701.0.14974.22.17.0.5.5.0.222.2026.7j3j5.15.0....0...1ac.1.64.img..2.20.2041.aTNC1twmSAk#imgrc=_CwyI_mVhUaz3M%3A

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Rujikin wrote:

Actually I can push responsibility on Asia. Have you seen their environmental regulations?


Do they have any?

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