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Climate Change
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"Climate change is happening whether you like it or not. If you ignore it, it is still going to happen."
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"A more immediate danger (to the future of this planet) is runaway climate change. A rise in ocean temperature would melt the ice cap and cause the release of large amounts of carbon dioxide. Both effects could make our climate like that of Venus with a temperature of 250 degrees centigrade (482 degrees Fahrenheit)" - Stephen Hawking.
Note: The arctic sea ice is melting fast. Message 31925105
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There are certain things that can't be decided by a popular vote (or plurality), climate science is one such thing, and science in general. You can't judge scientific truth by popular vote. Imagine, at first when the greatest discoveries are made, how many scientists, let alone people in general, would have voted in favor of such new truth? Like the general theory of relativity or quantum mechanics. ("Science isn’t like politics: It is not based on popularity polls.”) Right now, the climate change policy is being decided by popular campaign strongly distorted by the right wing disinformation campaign. The debates seem like happening between the climate scientists who had been studying the phenomena by applying rigorous scientific methods and judgements for a long time ( Message 31965471 ) and the high school educated crackpot experts who failed in many STEM classes bolstered by Trump, energy industry and the rightwing media who are feeding this latter camp with lots of propaganda and disinformation. Climate policy can not be decided by popular vote or by who is louder with lots of nonsense pseudoscience data. Wrong policies can permanently harm the livelihood of humans on earth. The correct policies can be guided by a president and Congressional leaders who are well informed and are wise enough to listen to the right people and make the correct and crucial decisions. Right now, the Trump administration policies are accelerating the destruction of the earth climate.
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Future climate analogs for the years 2020, 2050, 2100 and 2200 according to three well-established models. If greenhouse gas emissions are not curbed, the study says, the climate will continue to warm until it begins to resemble the Eocene in 2100.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181210150614.htm


Note: During the Eocene Optimum at around 49 million years ago, little to no ice was present on Earth with a smaller difference in temperature from the equator to the poles. "The end of the PETM was met with a very large sequestration of carbon dioxide in the form of methane clathrate, coal, and crude oil at the bottom of the Arctic Ocean, that reduced the atmospheric carbon dioxide"; "Today the carbon dioxide levels are at 400 ppm or 0.04%; at the maximum of global warmth the atmospheric carbon dioxide values were at 700–900 ppm while other proxies indicate large changes of carbon dioxide of over 2,000 ppm over periods of time of less than 1 million years."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eocene#Climate
https://www.siliconinvestor.com/readmsg.aspx?msgid=31946676
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WEATHER 2050 ...

Check out your city: Message 31909114

bbc.com
Message 31963354 Six major US cities under water by 2100; 670 coastal communities too affected.
en.wikipedia.org



"Barring the arrival of dramatic new carbon-sucking technologies, which are so far from scalability at present that they are best described as fantasies of industrial absolution, it will not be possible to keep warming below two degrees Celsius — the level the new report describes as a climate catastrophe. As a planet, we are coursing along a trajectory that brings us north of four degrees by the end of the century. The IPCC is right that two degrees marks a world of climate catastrophe. Four degrees is twice as bad as that. And that is where we are headed, at present — a climate hell twice as hellish as the one the IPCC says, rightly, we must avoid at all costs. But the real meaning of the report is not “climate change is much worse than you think,” because anyone who knows the state of the research will find nothing surprising in it. The real meaning is, “you now have permission to freak out.”"


An aerial photo shows homes and businesses destroyed after Hurricane Michael smashed into Florida's northwest coast in Mexico Beach. The storm rampaged through Georgia and the Carolinas on Thursday. Courtesy James E. Wyatt / U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Reuters

Even god won't save this stupidity. Idiot Trumptards are driving oil tanks full speed into the towering inferno. These Trumptards not only take themselves and their family into the harms way, but they take the entire innocent people with them. Trumptards and climate deniers preach psudoscience, the right column in the Table below.
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584The Sweltering Arctic Is Ablaze weather.com Heavy damage after Midwest storms sryanaka-10 AM
583Scientists Wrote a Eulogy for Iceland's First Glacier Lost to Climate Changeryanaka-10 AM
582[tweet]ryanaka-yesterday
581US heat waves to skyrocket as globe warms usatoday.com [graphic] ajc.comryanaka-last Tuesday
580After the '27 flood, the Army Corp began building levees, so there was a decWharf Rat-last Monday
579Flood Duration Data (1927 - Present) https://www.weather.gov/lix/ms_flood_historryanaka-last Monday
578The rapid ice loss in the antarctica. giphy.com theconversation.comryanaka-July 12
577I love to discuss climate change with liberals like you. In return, you tell me mel221-July 11
576Shift of cities relative to Equator [graphic] journals.plos.orgryanaka-July 11
575How hot cities could be in 2050 [graphic] bbc.comryanaka-July 11
574how a 2º C rise in temperature would affect cities around the world ... repryanaka-July 11
573The longer the humans wait, the more mitigation per annum will become required. ryanaka-July 11
572[graphic] The most important thing you can do right now to fight climate changeryanaka-July 11
571[graphic] By Lisa Friedman and Hiroko Tabuchi It’s difficult to figure out whoryanaka-July 10
570Companies and Individuals funding the Climate Denial : Competitive Enterprise Iryanaka-July 10
569Donald Trump is the climate criminal. "Donald Trump Called Climate Change ryanaka-July 10
568Instability in Antarctic ice projected to make sea level rise rapidly [graphic] ryanaka-July 9
567Greenland Ice, Alaska beach ... [graphic] climatechangenews.com [graphic] accuwryanaka-July 6
566They spent their millions of dollars and organized and mobilized to spread disinryanaka-July 6
565Tree planting 'has mind-blowing potential' to tackle climate crisis thegryanaka-July 5
564"In more than 100 years of Anchorage history, weather stations have never rryanaka-July 4
563[youtube video] Climate Change, Indiaryanaka-July 4
562Melting Greenland Is Awash in Sand nytimes.comryanaka-July 2
561Floating Antarctic ice goes from record high to record lows apnews.comryanaka-July 1
560Weather fluctuations are so violent now, thanks to climate change ... June 30, ryanaka-July 1
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