Look Out, Florida Man! (And the Rest of the World)

WaPo: “The world has just over a decade to get climate change under control, U.N. scientists say”

“The world stands on the brink of failure when it comes to holding global warming to moderate levels, and nations will need to take ‘unprecedented’ actions to cut their carbon emissions over the next decade, according to a landmark report by the top scientific body studying climate change. … To avoid racing past warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) over preindustrial levels would require a ‘rapid and far-reaching’ transformation of human civilization at a magnitude that has never happened before, the group found.”

We’re so eff’ed in the dark. The windy dark.

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8 Responses to Look Out, Florida Man! (And the Rest of the World)

  1. donnah says:

    There is an article at Bloomberg today about climate change. Is it about the US contributing to the world, trying to help control global warming, is it about Trump doing a turnaround on leaving the Paris Agreement? ha ha, silly Liberals! It’s about how investors are planning to profit from businesses who are going to capitalize on the effects of global warming. You know, selling special walls to be built around threatened cities, or housing units/hotels for people to rent who lose their homes in predicted flooding. That’s right, they want to profit from the destruction of the planet. Why invest in preventing global destruction when you can make money when it all blows up?

    And I thought my fury had peaked with Kavanaugh.

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    • Jim says:

      This is in keeping with conservatives approach to healthcare too. Don’t bother with prevention; concentrating on expensive treatments once the person is ill is far more profitable.

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  2. Dennis Cole says:

    It would take an unprecedented level of mobilization, dedication, and transformation to even BEGIN to counter the effects that are even now evident. But like Donna says, that won’t happen – even when it’s far too late to reverse the calamity. We’re rendering the planet uninhabitable for Humanity, possibly as soon as the next millennium. But those in charge know they won’t be around by then,
    so they might as well make as much profit as they possibly can NOW, and their kids & grandkids be damned.
    And even all the money those kids will inherit won’t be of any solace, or use. Mars here we come!

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  3. Bruce388 says:

    There are 7.4 billion of us on the planet. 7.4 billion who need to be fed and clothed. George Carlin summed up the situation quite well:

    “Besides, there is nothing wrong with the planet. Nothing wrong with the planet. The planet is fine. The PEOPLE are fucked. Difference. Difference. The planet is fine. Compared to the people, the planet is doing great. Been here four and a half billion years. Did you ever think about the arithmetic? The planet has been here four and a half billion years. We’ve been here, what, a hundred thousand? Maybe two hundred thousand? And we’ve only been engaged in heavy industry for a little over two hundred years. Two hundred years versus four and a half billion. And we have the CONCEIT to think that somehow we’re a threat? That somehow we’re gonna put in jeopardy this beautiful little blue-green ball that’s just a-floatin’ around the sun?

    “The planet has been through a lot worse than us. Been through all kinds of things worse than us. Been through earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics, continental drift, solar flares, sun spots, magnetic storms, the magnetic reversal of the poles…hundreds of thousands of years of bombardment by comets and asteroids and meteors, worlwide floods, tidal waves, worldwide fires, erosion, cosmic rays, recurring ice ages…And we think some plastic bags, and some aluminum cans are going to make a difference? The planet…the planet…the planet isn’t going anywhere. WE ARE!

    “We’re going away. Pack your shit, folks. We’re going away. And we won’t leave much of a trace, either. Thank God for that. Maybe a little styrofoam. Maybe. A little styrofoam. The planet’ll be here and we’ll be long gone. Just another failed mutation. Just another closed-end biological mistake. An evolutionary cul-de-sac. The planet’ll shake us off like a bad case of fleas. A surface nuisance.

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  5. MDavis says:

    We’ll have “… ‘rapid and far-reaching’ transformation of human civilization…” whether we do anything to slow climate change or not. The question is, which transformation do we want? No, the real question is which transformation do the people with the power to make the choices want?


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