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2021-01-13 3:11:53 PM  
24 votes:
These "sobering reports" are such a drag. Can someone please post an intoxicating report?
 
2021-01-13 3:08:00 PM  
24 votes:
looks like time for another round of tax cuts!
 
2021-01-13 3:20:29 PM  
11 votes:

jiggitysmith: There's a lot of we're boned threads in spite of all the m'fing consequences.  Is this the new both sides?


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Welcome to Fark, where the articles don't matter and the comments are all made up anyway.
 
2021-01-13 4:21:28 PM  
6 votes:

waxbeans: gunther_bumpass: Or we can stop pretending everyone needs 4 kids to keep the economy ever-growing.

Farking idiots.

So switch to strictly anal?


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2021-01-13 3:21:19 PM  
6 votes:
Not a big deal. Just decide now if you want your kids to be Eloi or Morlock and buy your house accordingly.
 
2021-01-13 3:22:42 PM  
5 votes:

lolmao500: Since billions of humans are gonna die from this, what about the first ones to go are conservatives around the world? Evey single country that is being farked over is because of ''conservative'' ideology aka bending over for the corporations so they can destroy the planet for a few bucks and fark everyone else.

Save the planet, genocide conservatives.


Are you saying that would be the final solution to the earths problems....
 
2021-01-13 3:16:05 PM  
5 votes:
Since billions of humans are gonna die from this, what about the first ones to go are conservatives around the world? Evey single country that is being farked over is because of ''conservative'' ideology aka bending over for the corporations so they can destroy the planet for a few bucks and fark everyone else.

Save the planet, genocide conservatives.
 
2021-01-13 3:55:23 PM  
4 votes:

born_yesterday: Humans are pretty f*cking stupid.


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2021-01-13 3:21:08 PM  
4 votes:
Psshh that's also what they said when Earth unflattened itself and crushed that turtle. Now we're a globe. We can just roll away from this now
 
2021-01-13 6:07:28 PM  
3 votes:
FTA - "...and empowering women"

Look, I'm not a denier, but someone please explain to me what the FARK that has to do with the climate?
 
2021-01-13 3:41:26 PM  
3 votes:

gunther_bumpass: Or we can stop pretending everyone needs 4 kids to keep the economy ever-growing.


I think so Brain, but hasn't 4Kids been defunct since 2017?
 
2021-01-13 3:24:58 PM  
3 votes:

Nadie_AZ: kdawg7736: This is like the 300th article for the same story since God knows when.

If anyone is paying attention, we are seeing mass weather events right now.

The one hitting the north western coast of the US isn't normal. How much rain you guys in Seattle getting right now?
Or the polar vortex that was pushed 'this way' due to high temperatures in Siberia?
The mass drought and mass human over consumption of the Colorado River is causing aridification. The fires in Colorado were at the headwaters of said River. If you live in any of the 7 states that feed or use the Colorado River, you will be impacted.
We are seeing global impacts of our arrogance and determination to 'keep the economy growing' for a wealthy few.

But hey, scientists keep saying 'sh*t's bad, we need to fix it". Must be their problem, not ours.


For the same reason that Trump and republicans here keep getting re-elected, that is precisely why people will never take climate change seriously.

There is no accountability when you never have to face consequence when you can just pray your culpability away. You're raised to believe that so long as you're a good member in standing of your faith, God will always come through right there at the very end to save you. Deus Ex Machina is a core of any faith.

Worse yet, many people are taking comfort in these doomsday predictions about climate change, because they believe that it marks the fulfilling of a prophecy that finally ends their pathetic lives, and provides an escape from the hell they've willingly created.
 
2021-01-13 3:16:25 PM  
3 votes:

NotThatGuyAgain: The Guardian isn't as bad as The Sun but I'll take any story from it with a grain of salt.  Not to say I am denying climate change, far from it, but the Guardian is well known for sensationalism, not to mention frequently being wrong.


I'm just surprised they didn't attribute it to toxic masculinity
 
2021-01-13 3:15:10 PM  
3 votes:

some_beer_drinker: we are losing 1% of the worlds insects every year. yeah, we're boned.


Did you look under the couch?  They might be there.
 
2021-01-13 3:10:07 PM  
3 votes:
Between this and Convid, humans are being shaken off the back of the earth like a dog shakes off water.
 
2021-01-13 3:09:18 PM  
3 votes:
Okay, fine, but what are we supposed to do about Manbearpig *now*?
 
2021-01-13 10:00:20 AM  
3 votes:
This is like the 300th article for the same story since God knows when.
 
2021-01-13 3:30:27 PM  
2 votes:

waxbeans: gunther_bumpass: Or we can stop pretending everyone needs 4 kids to keep the economy ever-growing.

Farking idiots.

So switch to strictly anal?


Anal economy is best economy!
 
2021-01-13 3:25:22 PM  
2 votes:

some_beer_drinker: we are losing 1% of the worlds insects every year. yeah, we're boned.


Well at least we won't need bug spray right before we die
 
2021-01-13 3:23:46 PM  
2 votes:

skyotter: Okay, fine, but what are we supposed to do about Manbearpig *now*?


Well at least walk to work?
 
2021-01-13 3:14:36 PM  
2 votes:
The Guardian isn't as bad as The Sun but I'll take any story from it with a grain of salt.  Not to say I am denying climate change, far from it, but the Guardian is well known for sensationalism, not to mention frequently being wrong.
 
2021-01-13 2:49:02 PM  
2 votes:

kdawg7736: This is like the 300th article for the same story since God knows when.


If anyone is paying attention, we are seeing mass weather events right now.

The one hitting the north western coast of the US isn't normal. How much rain you guys in Seattle getting right now?
Or the polar vortex that was pushed 'this way' due to high temperatures in Siberia?
The mass drought and mass human over consumption of the Colorado River is causing aridification. The fires in Colorado were at the headwaters of said River. If you live in any of the 7 states that feed or use the Colorado River, you will be impacted.
We are seeing global impacts of our arrogance and determination to 'keep the economy growing' for a wealthy few.

But hey, scientists keep saying 'sh*t's bad, we need to fix it". Must be their problem, not ours.
 
2021-01-14 7:48:39 AM  
1 vote:
lilyleftthevalley Let's take them one at a time:

- when unleaded gasoline became the standard?
As suggested by its name, "unleaded" gasoline removed lead from gasoline, not CO2

- legislation was passed requiring catalytic converters?
Catalytic converters reducepollutants, by combining carbon monoxide and hydro carbons to produce CO2. An engine with a catalytic converter produces 10% more CO2 than an engine without one.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ca​talyti​c_converter#Environmental_impact

- wood and coal were no longer the main heating and in some cases power sources?
During the time period represented in the graph, global use of coal, primarily due to developing countries like India and China, has increased since 1975 (the first year of the graph).https://www.agci.org/data/art​icles/coa​l

- curbs or outright bans on chemicals that were causing damage to species of X groups?
Good policies, but what does it have to do with CO2 emissions?

- when there the EPA was formed? (and similar agencies in other countries)
Perhaps they have been effective in other areas, but not at reducing CO2 levels, which have still increased to over 400 PPM (it was about 330 PPM in 1975).https://www.co2.earth/monthly-​co2

- when governments started taking wind and solar seriously?
They are, but only 12% of global energy consumption comes from renewables (biomass, wind, solar, geothermal, hydro).https://www.americangeoscienc​es.org/cr​itical-issues/faq/how-much-world-energ​y-consumption-and-electricity-generati​on-renewable-energy

- when has/electric hybrids preceded plugin hybrids?
Globally, electric vehicles are 2.3% of new sales, and 1% of car stock.https://www.iea.org/reports/gl​obal-ev-​outlook-2020

So . . . nothing you have mentioned has reduced CO2 concentrations in a way that accounts for the lack of the warming projected by the IPCC.
 
2021-01-13 7:37:46 PM  
1 vote:

Kolg8: Whenever I see another Climate Change story posted on Fark, I'm just going to posting this graph again and again ...


The graph you present to suggest global temperature changes are not as severe as various models predicted?  The warming in Arctic regions is proceeding at a pace greater than worse-case predictions.  The warming feedback loop is releasing permafrost methane at ever increasing rates.  We are in a lull before the storm.

/a stick bends before it suddenly snaps
 
2021-01-13 6:20:28 PM  
1 vote:
Whenever I see another Climate Change story posted on Fark, I'm just going to posting this graph again and again (comparing actual temperature rise to the 102 models used by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change).  At least until I get kicked off of the platform for a thought crime.

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2021-01-13 5:57:10 PM  
1 vote:
Here, lets sum up whats going to happen for climate news for the next decade

As technology, algorithms and AI get better at understanding how things work, go over the past data and predictions, the unifying thing they will find is that we hilariously underestimated how farked we were, and even our worst case predictions were not even close to what we are actually going to have to deal with, and that we should have started mitigation measures back in the 70s and 80s if we wanted to save our asses
 
2021-01-13 5:11:40 PM  
1 vote:

cob2f: These "sobering reports" are such a drag. Can someone please post an intoxicating report?


I don't know about you, but when I read things like "insects are dying off" I can't help but feel a bit woozy. "The weight of human infrastructure now outweighs all biomass (every tree and animal and plant on the planet)".

Pretty trippy, not in the good way.
 
2021-01-13 4:46:50 PM  
1 vote:
And there it is.
 
2021-01-13 4:21:32 PM  
1 vote:
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Georgia Guide stones.

/study them out
 
2021-01-13 4:08:22 PM  
1 vote:

born_yesterday: Humans are pretty f*cking stupid.


Except you right?

Bet you think you are a great driver too.
 
2021-01-13 4:05:05 PM  
1 vote:
Given the latest status overall, go for it..   bring it on.  Smack that 'ol reset button.   We're due.
 
2021-01-13 3:58:17 PM  
1 vote:
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Seen leaving the planet with those who can afford a ticket.
 
2021-01-13 3:43:43 PM  
1 vote:

NotThatGuyAgain: Not to say I am denying climate change,


TBF neither does PapermonkeyExpress
 
2021-01-13 3:36:12 PM  
1 vote:

BafflerMeal: The fallacy is that everyone intuits slow gradual change. The reality is that changes tend to lurch forward when a system's equilibrium is ruptured.

Things will just keep on not happening until they do and then everyone will wonder how it could have suddenly gotten so bad, so fast.


"How could we have ever foreseen this?"
 
2021-01-13 3:33:08 PM  
1 vote:
So what's it going to take?

A very sudden loss of a very large number of humans most likely.
 
2021-01-13 3:28:18 PM  
1 vote:

gunther_bumpass: Or we can stop pretending everyone needs 4 kids to keep the economy ever-growing.

Farking idiots.


So switch to strictly anal?
 
2021-01-13 3:23:01 PM  
1 vote:

Nadie_AZ: kdawg7736: This is like the 300th article for the same story since God knows when.

If anyone is paying attention, we are seeing mass weather events right now.

The one hitting the north western coast of the US isn't normal. How much rain you guys in Seattle getting right now?
Or the polar vortex that was pushed 'this way' due to high temperatures in Siberia?
The mass drought and mass human over consumption of the Colorado River is causing aridification. The fires in Colorado were at the headwaters of said River. If you live in any of the 7 states that feed or use the Colorado River, you will be impacted.
We are seeing global impacts of our arrogance and determination to 'keep the economy growing' for a wealthy few.

But hey, scientists keep saying 'sh*t's bad, we need to fix it". Must be their problem, not ours.


Well. To be fair.
We all subconsciously believe we will live forever while at the same time thinking everyone else will in fact die at some point.
for some reason each individual subconsciously believe they will be the last human that dies.
 
2021-01-13 3:22:12 PM  
1 vote:
Or Alvin Toffler for that matter
 
2021-01-13 3:19:03 PM  
1 vote:
It took you this long to find out you're boned ?
 
2021-01-13 3:17:43 PM  
1 vote:
There's a lot of we're boned threads in spite of all the m'fing consequences.  Is this the new both sides?
 
2021-01-13 3:16:06 PM  
1 vote:
the newsroom s03e03 climate change interview
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2021-01-13 3:12:03 PM  
1 vote:
Embrace your destruction.
 
2021-01-13 3:11:37 PM  
1 vote:
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2021-01-13 3:11:24 PM  
1 vote:
Well this is new. Scientists haven't been warming us about thi ... wait a minute.
 
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