AAAS, worse than we thought it could be

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    AAAS: Climate change is coming much harder, much faster than predicted
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    The American Association for the Advancement of Science is holding its annual meeting, so you can expect a flurry of climate announcements — though not as much as at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (see here and here). The Washington Post and AFP are reporting:

    It seems the dire warnings about the oncoming devastation wrought by global warming were not dire enough, a top climate scientist warned Saturday.

    Okay, this is what I’ve been saying for a few years now, but it’s good to hear more and more leading climate scientists besides James Hansen and John Holdren being blunt with the public on this (see links below for others who are now telling it like it is). In this case, it’s Christopher Field, founding director of the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Global Ecology at Stanford University, who said
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    Wait ... aren't these the same people that predicted we would already be seeing major storms constantly by 2008? Where are those by the way?
     
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    The sky is falling. The sky is falling.
     
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    Nah... we should ignore it and let g-d sort it out.

    I mean, why listen to scientists, after all.

    :cuckoo:
     
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    We need a plague. You know ... kill off half the world's population? Your half, not mine.
     
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    The problem is that a majority of the science used isn't solid. Here's a bit of science commonly forgotten that uses other sciences: the life on the planet is never in danger of complete extinction, it is impossible according to the laws of evolution. No matter what changes occur, life forms will evolve to adapt to the new climates and environments, as they have many times in the past. No matter which theory as to the extinction of the dinosaurs (which was not even a complete extinction) it is quite easy to see that life will continue, just in different forms. The problem with the impact has little to do with life in general, but the survival of our own species. The damage we are doing will eventually wipe us out. However, the real damage is still not known, why? Simple, they are focusing too much on one particular aspect and ignoring all others, including other scientific studies and areas, which point that the problems are not what the environuts are screaming about. Why do they ignore these other sciences, why don't they utilize all the data, and why do they keep asking for money? Two reasons to answer those questions, one is the truth is uglier than the whole disaster scenario, the other is that they want to scare you into giving them handouts knowing full well that since they cannot actually fix these changes people will be scared long enough for them to really milk it.
     
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    Dogs and Cats living together, MASS HYSTERIA!
    What a shock huh? A disaster is coming so we need to fund our projects NOW! We've never heard that before have we? Sounds like the argument for the Porkulus Maximus.
     
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    Kitten, what other sciences are you refering to? Yes, complete extinction, as a species, is completely possible, and has happened many times in the history of our planet. Nobody is argueing that all life will be wiped out, or even that our own species will be forced into extinction. What is being said is that the present rather fine life that many of us enjoy will cease. As will the present standard of living.You may find the extinction of our own species as no great matter, but I am rather fond of the naked apes arround me.

    Asking for money? Now what do scientists do with all that money that we give them? I mean, other than inventing things like the medium that we are posting on?
     
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