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(CNBC)   Pay attention, Gen-Xers: The climate crisis poses a grave risk to your 401K   (cnbc.com) divider line
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2021-10-21 8:29:28 PM  
Honestly, we didn't even expect to make it this far, so I count that as a win.
 
2021-10-21 8:44:57 PM  
When you spend your whole childhood expecting to die in a nuclear apocalypse any day, you grow up to shrug and say, "sounds about right" to every dire prediction.
 
2021-10-21 10:20:57 PM  
We don't care.
 
2021-10-21 10:29:25 PM  
It's like they think we don't know. We know a lot of things and are unsurprised  and completely jaded by it.
 
2021-10-21 10:35:26 PM  
I'll do my part as I hope to buy a new electric vehicle next year.

/Does Tesla take trade-ins like Subarus?
 
2021-10-21 11:19:35 PM  
Yep, I've been reading about it for 20+ years.
 
2021-10-21 11:24:11 PM  
Whatever.

/was the only comment missing
 
2021-10-21 11:28:21 PM  

educated: Whatever.

/was the only comment missing


"Meh" also works here.
 
2021-10-21 11:47:31 PM  
Sure, sure. The mythical "401K" beast that leads us all to the fabled land called "Retirement". Pull the other one.
 
2021-10-22 12:10:34 AM  

Mugato: We don't care.


you just put Type O Negative's 'Kill all the White People' in my head. thanks for that.
 
2021-10-22 12:11:46 AM  
We get it Gen X. No one gave a shiat about you. Ennui didn't exist until you came along. You're the forgotten generation, but since you never shut the fark up about how you're forgotten, you're not really forgotten are you?
 
2021-10-22 12:16:12 AM  

Karma Chameleon: We get it Gen X. No one gave a shiat about you. Ennui didn't exist until you came along. You're the forgotten generation, but since you never shut the fark up about how you're forgotten, you're not really forgotten are you?


If only Gen X had the humility and class of boomers and millenials.
 
2021-10-22 12:16:25 AM  
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Maybe if gen x had cared about something instead of feeling sorry for themselves they could've counteracted the boomers ruining things for all of us.
 
2021-10-22 12:23:54 AM  

Karma Chameleon: We get it Gen X. No one gave a shiat about you. Ennui didn't exist until you came along. You're the forgotten generation, but since you never shut the fark up about how you're forgotten, you're not really forgotten are you?


Eat my shorts
 
2021-10-22 12:28:26 AM  
We had to endure disco and other atrocities of the 1970s during our childhoods. We can deal with this too.
 
2021-10-22 12:29:18 AM  
What the hell is a 401K? Is that a computer error?
 
2021-10-22 12:30:16 AM  

Mentat: Honestly, we didn't even expect to make it this far, so I count that as a win.


That's because the mass majority of it is total BS.  The "science" from Al Gores book is basically 20 years old and nearly all their predictions for today were way off the mark
 
2021-10-22 12:30:46 AM  
401k is a scam. Your retirement savings shouldn't be subject to the whims of the Capitalism Mood Ring that is the stock market.
 
2021-10-22 12:32:44 AM  
OOOOOOHHHH.  Subby has a 401K.  OOOOOOOH.
 
2021-10-22 12:37:35 AM  
All jokes about Gen-X jadedness aside, we know the climate crisis poses a threat to more than our 401K.  A lot of us would love to do something about it for ourselves and the generations to come.  But if I could direct your attention to the age of Generation X (41 to 56 years old) and then to the average age of Representatives (58.4 years old) and Senators (64.3 years old)  and the President (78 years old) and the Vice-President (57 years old) you might see why we're still a bit skeptical that we have much say in the matter.

Also, it's adorable that you think I still have a 401K that hasn't been effectively reset to zero a few times in the last two decades.
 
2021-10-22 12:41:00 AM  

pxsteel: Mentat: Honestly, we didn't even expect to make it this far, so I count that as a win.

That's because the mass majority of it is total BS.  The "science" from Al Gores book is basically 20 years old and nearly all their predictions for today were way off the mark


Is that the best you have you stale, rancid cupcake?
 
2021-10-22 12:48:32 AM  

chicagogasman: pxsteel: Mentat: Honestly, we didn't even expect to make it this far, so I count that as a win.

That's because the mass majority of it is total BS.  The "science" from Al Gores book is basically 20 years old and nearly all their predictions for today were way off the mark

Is that the best you have you stale, rancid cupcake?


2 decades and virtually nothing has changed.  Florida and Manhattan are not under water like predicted.  Because of warming oceans the US was supposed to be getting hit with 5 Cat5's per year by 2020.  How many this year?  How many last year?
 
2021-10-22 12:50:16 AM  

pxsteel: chicagogasman: pxsteel: Mentat: Honestly, we didn't even expect to make it this far, so I count that as a win.

That's because the mass majority of it is total BS.  The "science" from Al Gores book is basically 20 years old and nearly all their predictions for today were way off the mark

Is that the best you have you stale, rancid cupcake?

2 decades and virtually nothing has changed.  Florida and Manhattan are not under water like predicted.  Because of warming oceans the US was supposed to be getting hit with 5 Cat5's per year by 2020.  How many this year?  How many last year?


The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season was the most active and the fifth costliest Atlantic hurricane season on record.
 
2021-10-22 12:51:34 AM  

pxsteel: Mentat: Honestly, we didn't even expect to make it this far, so I count that as a win.

That's because the mass majority of it is total BS.  The "science" from Al Gores book is basically 20 years old and nearly all their predictions for today were way off the mark


And wealth would "trickle down." You forgot to mention that one.
 
2021-10-22 12:55:09 AM  
401K?

Oh, you mean the bottle of booze and pills I end up taking together? Is that what I'm supposed to call it?

/poor
 
2021-10-22 12:56:11 AM  
Well I guess killing the planet was worth it because Reaganomics worked out so damn well.

/for the boomers
 
2021-10-22 12:56:38 AM  
I expect Republicans to legislate me out of existence long before then.
 
2021-10-22 1:02:46 AM  
Zoomer, please.

Boomers told us we wouldn't have it as well as they all throughout our childhood...

...and made damn sure that outcome would fruition.
 
2021-10-22 1:04:13 AM  

Lusiphur: pxsteel: chicagogasman: pxsteel: Mentat: Honestly, we didn't even expect to make it this far, so I count that as a win.

That's because the mass majority of it is total BS.  The "science" from Al Gores book is basically 20 years old and nearly all their predictions for today were way off the mark

Is that the best you have you stale, rancid cupcake?

2 decades and virtually nothing has changed.  Florida and Manhattan are not under water like predicted.  Because of warming oceans the US was supposed to be getting hit with 5 Cat5's per year by 2020.  How many this year?  How many last year?

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season was the most active and the fifth costliest Atlantic hurricane season on record.


Most active is very broad and extremely misleading.  2018 actually had a cat 5, 2019 had 4 cat 4's, 2020 had only 2 cat 4's and no Cat 5's, 2021 only had 2 cat 4's and no cat 5's
 
2021-10-22 1:06:26 AM  

Lusiphur: pxsteel: chicagogasman: pxsteel: Mentat: Honestly, we didn't even expect to make it this far, so I count that as a win.

That's because the mass majority of it is total BS.  The "science" from Al Gores book is basically 20 years old and nearly all their predictions for today were way off the mark

Is that the best you have you stale, rancid cupcake?

2 decades and virtually nothing has changed.  Florida and Manhattan are not under water like predicted.  Because of warming oceans the US was supposed to be getting hit with 5 Cat5's per year by 2020.  How many this year?  How many last year?

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season was the most active and the fifth costliest Atlantic hurricane season on record.


I mean ... don't live on the Atlantic Coast? Y'all have had, what, two generations worth of time to move away?

Hell, I was 8 when Andrew bowled over and even then I was smart enough not to set up camp where there was a high likelihood of being blown away.

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2021-10-22 1:16:50 AM  
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2021-10-22 1:26:30 AM  

137 Is An Excellent Time: Lusiphur: pxsteel: chicagogasman: pxsteel: Mentat: Honestly, we didn't even expect to make it this far, so I count that as a win.

That's because the mass majority of it is total BS.  The "science" from Al Gores book is basically 20 years old and nearly all their predictions for today were way off the mark

Is that the best you have you stale, rancid cupcake?

2 decades and virtually nothing has changed.  Florida and Manhattan are not under water like predicted.  Because of warming oceans the US was supposed to be getting hit with 5 Cat5's per year by 2020.  How many this year?  How many last year?

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season was the most active and the fifth costliest Atlantic hurricane season on record.

I mean ... don't live on the Atlantic Coast? Y'all have had, what, two generations worth of time to move away?

Hell, I was 8 when Andrew bowled over and even then I was smart enough not to set up camp where there was a high likelihood of being blown away.

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I agree. Also, people in Tornado Alley should move. And all the people in states with frequent wildfires. And the people in states with nor'easters and blizzards. And all the people in cities and states that are prone to flooding. I'm not sure exactly where they need to move to in the US, but LET'S DO IT
 
2021-10-22 1:34:37 AM  

Ivo Shandor: [media-amazon.com image 340x343]


Its a solid investment right up until Elon Musk tweets about it.

/Its absolutely not a solid investment.
 
2021-10-22 1:39:46 AM  

pxsteel: Lusiphur: pxsteel: chicagogasman: pxsteel: Mentat: Honestly, we didn't even expect to make it this far, so I count that as a win.

That's because the mass majority of it is total BS.  The "science" from Al Gores book is basically 20 years old and nearly all their predictions for today were way off the mark

Is that the best you have you stale, rancid cupcake?

2 decades and virtually nothing has changed.  Florida and Manhattan are not under water like predicted.  Because of warming oceans the US was supposed to be getting hit with 5 Cat5's per year by 2020.  How many this year?  How many last year?

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season was the most active and the fifth costliest Atlantic hurricane season on record.

Most active is very broad and extremely misleading.  2018 actually had a cat 5, 2019 had 4 cat 4's, 2020 had only 2 cat 4's and no Cat 5's, 2021 only had 2 cat 4's and no cat 5's


"Reality doesn't 100% align with the predictions I claim were made, therefore climate change is a lie, roll coal!"
 
2021-10-22 1:48:35 AM  

tinderfitles: Ivo Shandor: [media-amazon.com image 340x343]

Its a solid investment right up until Elon Musk tweets about it.

/Its absolutely not a solid investment.


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2021-10-22 1:51:13 AM  
I'm almost up to caring about my slacking
 
2021-10-22 2:04:00 AM  

bluejeansonfire: 401k is a scam. Your retirement savings shouldn't be subject to the whims of the Capitalism Mood Ring that is the stock market.


The Dow was down 4.3% in pre-market trading based on your post, but then I ate some popcorn and it surged back to positive numbers. I feel a burp coming on, so hold onto your butts and short the futures.
 
2021-10-22 2:45:05 AM  
My retirement plan is to work till I'm dead.  Soooo....  you're telling me I can retire a few years earlier?  Sweet.
 
2021-10-22 3:17:16 AM  

Methadone Girls: My retirement plan is to work till I'm dead.  Soooo....  you're telling me I can retire a few years earlier?  Sweet.


My parents are in their 80s, they still work part time, they volunteer at the senior centre, and my mother had both knees replaced at 81 and 82 because the doctors reckon she'll use them at least 10-15 more years. I live in Europe, love my work, and truly do hope my parents genes pay off and I do work until I die, even though I could live comfortably on US SS and my OAP.

But I do worry a bit about everyone who isn't as lucky. The next 50 years could be a continuation of the comfortable whatever of our first 50 years, or it could get really rough for some people.
 
2021-10-22 3:18:30 AM  

pxsteel: Lusiphur: pxsteel: chicagogasman: pxsteel: Mentat: Honestly, we didn't even expect to make it this far, so I count that as a win.

That's because the mass majority of it is total BS.  The "science" from Al Gores book is basically 20 years old and nearly all their predictions for today were way off the mark

Is that the best you have you stale, rancid cupcake?

2 decades and virtually nothing has changed.  Florida and Manhattan are not under water like predicted.  Because of warming oceans the US was supposed to be getting hit with 5 Cat5's per year by 2020.  How many this year?  How many last year?

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season was the most active and the fifth costliest Atlantic hurricane season on record.

Most active is very broad and extremely misleading.  2018 actually had a cat 5, 2019 had 4 cat 4's, 2020 had only 2 cat 4's and no Cat 5's, 2021 only had 2 cat 4's and no cat 5's


Not sure where you are getting your info, bit the overall number of hurricanes and the number of major hurricanes increased from 2018/2019 to 2020.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlanti​c​_hurricane_season#2020s

2020 is higher than any year in the 2010s for both stats.

Hurricane activity is definitely increasing.
 
2021-10-22 3:36:29 AM  
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2021-10-22 3:53:27 AM  

Dr. DJ Duckhunt: What the hell is a 401K? Is that a computer error?


You're thinking ID10T errors.
 
2021-10-22 4:27:53 AM  

Dr. DJ Duckhunt: What the hell is a 401K? Is that a computer error?


Error: 401K

Nest egg not found
 
2021-10-22 4:37:08 AM  
Generation X understands that generations were invented to sell you stuff.  If you never noticed, it's because you believed the smoke blown up your ass by marketers who wanted to sell you stuff by telling you how special your birthdate makes you.
 
2021-10-22 4:41:58 AM  

Cokezeroinacan: Karma Chameleon: We get it Gen X. No one gave a shiat about you. Ennui didn't exist until you came along. You're the forgotten generation, but since you never shut the fark up about how you're forgotten, you're not really forgotten are you?
If only Gen X had the humility and class of boomers and millenials.


How did you weirdos get fixated on this generation shiat?  Did somebody sell it to you?  No doubt.

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Nobody gives a fark, except you and the marketers.
 
2021-10-22 5:00:01 AM  

cryinoutloud: Nobody gives a fark, except you and the marketers.


Marketers and ad men pretty much ruined the world, so....
 
2021-10-22 5:29:45 AM  
Inflation caused by runaway spending is a huge threat to your 401(k).

Lectures about the climate are just propaganda related to new rules they are proposing for 401(k) investments. The threat there is what they will do to you, not the climate.
 
2021-10-22 5:39:48 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Generation X understands that generations were invented to sell you stuff.  If you never noticed, it's because you believed the smoke blown up your ass by marketers who wanted to sell you stuff by telling you how special your birthdate makes you.


Are you going to try and sit there and tell me that extreme olestra Doritos was a marketing gimmick?
 
2021-10-22 6:00:53 AM  

Mugato: We don't care.


We know. Your bullshiat "whatever" ethos since the early 1990s is just as much to blame for our current situation as the Boomers failures that everyone loves to pile on.
 
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