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Old 05-12-2015, 02:23 PM
 
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There's a New Yorker article by Jonathan Franzen that I thought might interest some of you.

In the twenty-three years since the Rio Earth Summit, at which hopes for a global agreement ran high, not only have carbon emissions not decreased; they’ve increased steeply... Unlike Bill Clinton, Obama was frank about how much action the American political system could deliver on climate change: none. Without the United States, which is the world’s second-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, a global agreement isn’t global, and other countries have little incentive to sign it.



For the article:
The Other Cost of Climate Change - The New Yorker

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Old 05-12-2015, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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The climate change report by the United Nations disagrees.

Pachauri said. “We have little time before the window of opportunity to stay within 2ºC of warming closes. To keep a good chance of staying below 2ºC, and at manageable costs, our emissions should drop by 40 to 70 percent globally between 2010 and 2050, falling to zero or below by 2100. We have that opportunity, and the choice is in our hands.”

The link: Climate change threatens irreversible and dangerous impacts, but options exist to limit its effects - UN and Climate Change
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Old 05-13-2015, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Riding the light...
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I think the choice is about to be taken from our hands...
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In a note to clients Wednesday, he warns: "The world economy is like an ocean liner without lifeboats. If another recession hits, it could be a truly titanic struggle for policymakers."
Let's see, 'titanic', 'no life boats'. The best part is policy makers being out of the the picture. Sounds like we're headed to far in excess of global warming and a major change of several and various climates.
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