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CK 17
09-28-2018, 06:54 PM
Well screw it then.

https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/408928-trump-administration-predicted-seven-degree-increase-in-global (https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/408928-trump-administration-predicted-seven-degree-increase-in-global)

Among the consequences of such a rise, coral reefs would dissolve, oceans would become more acidic, extreme heat waves would plague the globe, and coastal cities would be at risk of being under water, according to The Washington Post (https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/trump-administration-sees-a-7-degree-rise-in-global-temperatures-by-2100/2018/09/27/b9c6fada-bb45-11e8-bdc0-90f81cc58c5d_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.dea4773efc09), which was the first to report on the prediction.
The prediction was contained well into a 500-page draft environmental impact statement.
The draft statement was written to defend President Trump (https://thehill.com/people/donald-trump)ís decision to freeze federal fuel efficiency standards for light trucks and cars built after 2020.
It largely declared that the planetís ultimate fate was already determined and that little could be done about it.

Paul Pless
09-28-2018, 07:04 PM
Well screw it then.

(https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/408928-trump-administration-predicted-seven-degree-increase-in-global)Right there with you man, I going looking for a hummer.

PhaseLockedLoop
09-28-2018, 08:31 PM
I thought those were the consequences of a two degree rise. I don’t much doubt a 7 degree rise, but it would be cataclysmic.

isla
09-29-2018, 05:50 AM
Fiddling while Rome burns.

Sound familiar?
Nero's rule is usually associated with tyranny and extravagance. Most Roman sources, such as Suetonius and Cassius Dio, offer overwhelmingly negative assessments of his personality and reign; Tacitus claims that the Roman people thought him compulsive and corrupt.

PeterSibley
09-29-2018, 06:04 AM
Well screw it then.

https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/408928-trump-administration-predicted-seven-degree-increase-in-global (https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/408928-trump-administration-predicted-seven-degree-increase-in-global)

Among the consequences of such a rise, coral reefs would dissolve, oceans would become more acidic, extreme heat waves would plague the globe, and coastal cities would be at risk of being under water, according to The Washington Post (https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/trump-administration-sees-a-7-degree-rise-in-global-temperatures-by-2100/2018/09/27/b9c6fada-bb45-11e8-bdc0-90f81cc58c5d_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.dea4773efc09), which was the first to report on the prediction.
The prediction was contained well into a 500-page draft environmental impact statement.
The draft statement was written to defend President Trump (https://thehill.com/people/donald-trump)ís decision to freeze federal fuel efficiency standards for light trucks and cars built after 2020.
It largely declared that the planetís ultimate fate was already determined and that little could be done about it.

Except lobby internationally for real and meaningful carbon emissions reduction and invest in technologies to remove carbon from the atmosphere. But that would be hard and Trump doesn't like hard. Best just to deny it.

AndyG
09-29-2018, 06:50 AM
Assuming there are any, you've got to wonder what people of 2100 will think of us.

Andy

skuthorp
09-29-2018, 07:01 AM
Not much, if they are there to think. When our species does fall it will be with a whimper not a bang, and the accumulated consequences/karma what we have done to all the other species without understanding what we are doing. And it will be long before we reach 7 degrees.

PeterSibley
09-29-2018, 07:27 AM
There's no good reason why 7 degrees is all the increase will be either.

McMike
09-29-2018, 07:44 AM
Hey Paul, you don't have kids; right? Me neither. With that, I could drive 10 hummers and a panamax ship to work every day and still not equal the carbon footprint that having even one first-world-child who consumes as we do. If you have children, you can't be an environmentalist, sorry about your luck.

David W Pratt
09-29-2018, 12:16 PM
How did they predict it? Since they have abjured science, what did they use, a Magic Eight Ball?

Canoeyawl
09-29-2018, 12:26 PM
● Reply hazy, try again

LeeG
09-29-2018, 02:21 PM
Assuming there are any, you've got to wonder what people of 2100 will think of us.

Andy

“just think what they could have done with those fossil fuels to prepare us for what is happenimg now”

Hey, F150 pickup is the most popular vehicle in 2018.

CWSmith
09-29-2018, 02:44 PM
Wow! That's an interesting and very different approach to avoiding any action. Instead of denying it, declare it already done and overwhelming. This is the face of true evil.

David W Pratt
09-29-2018, 03:00 PM
Reply Hot and Hazy

McMike
09-29-2018, 05:11 PM
Wow! That's an interesting and very different approach to avoiding any action. Instead of denying it, declare it already done and overwhelming. This is the face of true evil.

Yet here we all sit, just waiting for it to end, only waiting.

skuthorp
09-29-2018, 07:34 PM
A neighbour of Peter Sibley's says it doesn't matter because when jesus returns he'll reset the world to where it was before.
My question is "Before what". Before humans? Before life?

I reckon Adams may have had something. The mice are in charge of the experiment and we just see their observers.:ycool: