The Stealth Hippopotamus: If they double the breaks they'll never work!
eltejon: We'll also have flying cars. Right?
untaken_name: CeroX: 2050Alternatively, scaremongers pick numbers far enough in the future that they'll never be called on their inaccurate predictions. Or some other answer.
Witty Comment: Actually, the smokers will "need" twice as many breaks, where as the rest of us will continue to work tirelessly while we pick up the slack, as we have for all of written history.
randomjsa: Just like the increased number of severe hurricanes we were going to have by this time.Just like the almost non existent snow fall we were going to have by this time.Just like the hundreds of thousands of climate change refuges we were going to have by this time.
CeroX: I think people look for justification in not making changes in their lives:
jfarkinB: Nah, everybody will be commuting to Earth orbit via 3D-printed space elevators./amidoinitrite?
DerAppie: What workers on a heat related break may look like:[fractalenlightenment.com image 416x300]
BiffDangler: Yet, there MUST be at least ONE place in the world that will become better off if it averages a few degrees warmer. Where is that place?
CeroX: I think people look for justification in not making changes in their lives: "It's all scare tactics" "Here's one report suggesting the opposite of the 10,000 other reports about it, so it's disputed!" "You can't believe everything you read, so it can't be true!"
Smirky the Wonder Chimp: If the climate continues to worsen, outdoor workers will need twice as many breaks be quickly and efficiently replaced by their employers whenever they collapse in their tracks by 2050 due to heat stress say scientists, completely ignoring the fact we'll have giant robots to do all our work for us by thenFixed. I'm not exactly optimistic about our future at this point.
Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: BiffDangler: Yet, there MUST be at least ONE place in the world that will become better off if it averages a few degrees warmer. Where is that place?Lots of places. Just as one small example, Indiana has been growing grapes for wine since the French settled the area, but it's a bit on the cold side. As the temperatures increase, more traditional growing areas are moving into the "just a bit too hot" range, and Indiana is getting consistently better wines.But having rising sea levels creating huge numbers of emigrants, a more unstable climate, and all the other negative effects far outweigh the benefits.
BiffDangler: 100,000 years ago the earth must have been a virtual paradise everywhere.
CeroX: 2050That's why most people are against the climate change models, because they all come to a head 50 years from now... They don't give 2 shiats about their children or grand children's lives, they only care about what the weather is doing today..."It's cold today, so there's no reason to believe i should have to change anything i'm doing now""However, if you continue to be destructive, there will be significant complications in 2050""2050?! Who the fark cares about 2050?! I'll be long dead by then, so explain to me again why I have to change my habits now?"
BiffDangler: Thanks, that's what I was looking for. Now, isnt there SOME place in the world that overall will see a benefit? Think about it this way: the climate has been changing for tens of thousands of years. It can't be that change is always bad, or else one would have to say that each incremental change makes the world as a whole worse off, which would imply that, say, 100,000 years ago the earth must have been a virtual paradise everywhere.
GORDON: Only because the world has been coming to an end in 50 years for the last 500 years.
drdonks: I'm sure this was put out by UCS...the "UNION" of Concerned Scientists.
Ilmarinen: You could say that change will create a new equilibrium. Some species will benefit, others will not. Likewise, some humans will and others won't. It's just that nowadays we've arranged humans in such large groups (i.e. countries) and occupy just about every inhabitable spot on earth, that every group will experience some radical change. We're not prepared for great changes
Deep Contact: According to Al Gore. The only thing that will fix this is to give more money to Al Gore.
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