Let's say Hansen is right???? What do we do?

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    Let's say Hansen is right???? Let's give him the benefit of being right in this thread. We really do see warming at .25-.3c per decade all the way to 2100. What would you suggest us do? Let's say we get 3 to 4c warmer than today by 2100.

    A few idea's
    -Build sea walls around cities that are within 5 feet of sea level.
    -Move cities, towns, etc to higher ground
    -Work on toughing up grains, etc to sustain themselves through drought and flood

    What else do we do?
     
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    How would you skeptics handle 4c+ of warming in 88 years? If you were the one to make sure that this nation did well.
     
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    Enjoy the warm weather and low food prices. Also enjoy the lower heating bills.
     
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    Isn't this current warming supposed to be like the previous cycle of it, when the diluted golf current lost its warming power and the ice-sheets returned to New York and Paris? I think that 90 % of geologic history saw a 25 C higher average global temperature than today, and the current period's cool spike is a result of the forming of the central American land bridge cutting off half the warming waters from the Pacific. Is this correct? If yes, then we have nothing to be afraid of, I think.
     
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    If hansen is right then there will be a great deal of money to be made in ballistic umbrellas due to the droppings of the flying pigs.
     
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    Slowing down emissions isn't even considered? :eusa_eh:
     
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    If Hansen is right, then start buying up land at the strategic locations, that's the best thing that you can do, I think.
     
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    Pattycake, you are truly an idiot.
     
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    If you think we should build a few dozen new nuclear power plants and reprocess the spent fuel sitting in cooling pools at current plants, I'm all for it.
     
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    No, that is not correct. If you are speaking of the Younger Dryas, much differant starting points, and causes.

    For analogs to current climatic events, you have to look at the beginnings of events like the PT extinction period and the PETM.

    Point is, we have over 7 billion people on earth that depend on agriculture to live. As the climate gets more variable, the yeild from that agriculture gets more problamatic.

    No, we are not going to die out as a species, but we may see a dramitic population reduction.
     

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