Ccupying w/o organizing is like sex w/o children

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    Published on Thursday, November 1, 2012
    by The New York Review of Books
    Commondreams.org/view/2012/11/01

    A Grim Warning from Science
    by Bill McKibben

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    It’s possible that we can spend enough money to somehow protect Manhattan—and it’s possible that we can’t. *** and a recent study found that New York was only seventeenth on the list of cities at risk of such flooding, with Mumbai and Calcutta leading the league.

    Having great scientists, and taking those scientists seriously, are two different things, of course. Our climate scientists—led by James Hansen, who lives in New Jersey and does his work from a NASA lab on the Upper West Side—have trotted patiently up to Capitol Hill every year for the last two decades to present their latest findings, and been entirely ignored, the fossil fuel industry having purchased one of our political parties and cowed the other. But it may be that firsthand experience will accomplish what academic studies have not—Governor Andrew Cuomo, for instance, was forthright in his declarations this week that climate change was a “reality,” that we were “vulnerable” as a result, and that we would need to adjust to deal with it.

    But that adjustment can’t just be building new seawalls, because we’ll never catch up. The same researchers who predicted events like this week’s horror have warned that unless we cease burning coal and gas and oil the planet’s temperature—already elevated by a degree—will climb another four or five. At which point “civilization” will be another word for “ongoing emergency response.”

    Building new defenses will be expensive but relatively popular; cracking down on the fossil fuel industry will be a great trial***"
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    The bird is on the wing.


    Do you want to form a political party
    or just continue to have more get-together play-parties?


    SHOCKLEY
     
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    Nothing but fear-mongering. Get back to me when you have some hard science.
     
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    Sherry You're not the boss of me Supporting Member

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    I can't get passed that fucked up Bidenesque title.:lol:
     

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