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    Default Re: I hate to break it to you but we're stuffed…….

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    only if they have access to clean water
    And guns. And lots of ammo.

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    "Life" may well go on. But it's not "life" I care about. It is the billions of very particular lives going on right now that matter most to me.

    And those "cool caves" are going to be getting warmer right along with everything else.

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    Heard a local flour processor on the radio the other day, about our current drought. He's concerned that if the drought doesnt break very soon we will not have enough grain to feed stock, or people. Yes folks, bread and cereal shortages in the supermarkets. It feels a bit xenophobic, maybe it is, but I'm quite concerned at the amount of our agricultural land now owned by China. We will be clinging to the chain wire fences watching food shipped up to Darwin, and out, through the port which is also Chinese owned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post
    Now history is short,
    The sun is but a minor star,
    A poor man sells his kidneys,
    In some colonial bazaar,
    Que Sera Sera,
    Is that your new Ferrari car?
    Parked outside the bar
    Come share a drink with me my friend
    This all has gone too far.

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    A lot of land down here, green grassy land even now, is Chinese owned, and they've been buying up and mothballing meatworks all over the country. It's called vertical integration I believe.

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    Time for the old "bomb shelter ethic"; folks who understand the problem take steps (akin to building back yard bomb shelters) then when the climate goes to hell and your repugnican neighbors plead for your help, you say "screw you, you effing Trump lover".

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    Default Re: I hate to break it to you but we're stuffed…….

    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    Likely those with subsistence farming skills will survive best…………..
    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    only if they have access to clean water
    Not without regular, predictable seasons.
    Rattling the teacups.

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    Default Re: I hate to break it to you but we're stuffed…….

    Quote Originally Posted by bluedog225 View Post
    The physical evidence puts the lie to that.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    Huh, our new evangelical PM says "It's nothing to do with us" and of course we have no climate policy at present.

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    Default Re: I hate to break it to you but we're stuffed…….

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas Scheuer View Post
    Time for the old "bomb shelter ethic"; folks who understand the problem take steps (akin to building back yard bomb shelters) then when the climate goes to hell and your repugnican neighbors plead for your help, you say "screw you, you effing Trump lover".
    There are no trump lovers in my neighbourhood - but we bought 2400 litres of rainwater storage in the weekend, just to get started. Our winters are wet but our summers get drier and we want to be able to keep gardening when the municipal water supply is restricted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    Huh, our new evangelical PM says "It's nothing to do with us" and of course we have no climate policy at present.
    He's a happy clappy bloody idiot. The church's child abuse scandals are horrific but pale into insignificance alongside their political influence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edward Pearson View Post
    Polar ice is abnormal.

    Extinction events are quite normal.

    There's a great Danish documentary called 'Expedition to the End of the World'. An eclectic bunch get on a big wooden sailing vessell (clearly insane) and head off the Greenland to explore land newly uncovered from ice.
    Scientists, artists, poets and such. Some very funny bits.
    At one point a scientist explains how bacteria will simply fill in the niches opened up. That life on the planet is not in jeopardy. Bacteria and Archaea will do just fine.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6Z07ULCsKA
    Philip K. Dick — 'Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away'.

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