Headed for Hothouse Earth

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    A new study out Monday warns of the possibility of out-of-control global warming if humans fail to band together to fight the worst effects of climate change.

    The analysis, conducted by researchers at the Australian National University and the Stockholm Resilience Center, among other institutions, outlines the potential for a "threshold" that, if crossed, would lead to runaway warming patterns and the advent of a "Hothouse Earth."


    If such a threshold is crossed, the study warns, global average temperatures could climb as much as 8 degrees Fahrenheit above current temperatures and sea levels could rise 30 to 200 feet.

    "Crossing the threshold would lead to a much higher global average temperature than any interglacial in the past 1.2 million years and to sea levels significantly higher than at any time in the Holocene," the study says.

    The report is based on a review of past research of thresholds for climate change, according to USA Today.

    Study warns of looming potential for runaway global warming

    We are living in a critical time. Vote in November for those that believe in science and are willing to take on climate change. The science is settled and the consequences real and happening now. Throw denialists to the curb if you give a damn for the future.
     
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    This news will fall on deaf, egocentric ears. The grotesque over consumption indulged in by America has become, like a drug, impossible to renounce. It hasn't made the country the happy place one would think, but any change is considered going backward. In fact, proposing change is taken as an insult, as accusing the nation of being 'wrong'. In the U.S. mindset, that is unacceptable. We are, thus, condemned to follow the fat into the fire.
     
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    Unfortunately you may be right.
     
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    the sky is falling

    again


    we are surely doomed

    this time
     
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    Evidence of the changing climate is everywhere. Being in denial will not change that.
     
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    Not denying it, just making fun of yet another claim we are all going to die.

    so many predictions, so many times they have been wrong.
     
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    chinasmog.jpg chinaswater.jpg America has decreased their emissions significantly, how about China? You can't see the sun in many cities.

    The world dares not point the finger at China though, too profitable to manufacture there, so they bug America their usual target when they need to blame someone for something. Of course, they conveniently love America to fund their global boondoggles as well.
     
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    The planet is warming? There may be proof of that, but what there isn't a shred of proof of, is that man's activities are causing it or that man can fix it.
     
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    But there is ZERO evidence that we caused it or that we can fix it.
     
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    Just like in the bible. :biggrin:
     

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