Have we lost the battle against global warming?

drummerboy

It sure looks like it.

Extreme weather events are becoming the norm.

Is it too late to do anything about it?


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BG9

Yes. We passed the tipping point.

The problem is the melting arctic ice reducing albedo. That increases global warming, causing more ice to melt. A self sustaining growing system.

There are other system causing the additional release of CO2 into the atmosphere due to warming. Warming water releases CO2. 

Even if we didn't add CO2, the warming conditions will cause the release of enough CO2 to override the system that kept it down.

Its like a train. We pushed uphill to pass the top and it is now accelerating downhill with weak brakes. 

Many of the the elite are no longer concerned with reducing global warming because they know its too late. They feel they'll be rich or politically powerful enough to survive in the dystopian future. Where all future resources will be devoted to their well being.

What's the answer? Get very rich real fast.


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tjohn

We still need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions one way or the other.


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Kim

We lost that battle about 2 Presidents back.


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drummerboy

We've basically always been losing....


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Kim

This issue brings up another of my pet peeves - the lack of adequate science taught in US schools.  During my corporate career, I repeatedly had to teach basic science to sales people selling pumps, control valves and liquid measurement devices.

It is my impression, that most of the 'deniers' simply lack the frame of reference to understand the issue.


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jimmurphy

It is my impression that the deniers are just selfish and want to do what they want to do.


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