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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMaxperson View Post
    You won't. It's going to take longer than 25 years. There are far too many variables and unknowns for scientists to be that accurate. That's why they correct and change their models yearly, often more than once.
    Well, he might not live through the entire thing, but he might live through a significant part of it.

    But really, we don't need to conjure boogey men like the "End of Civilization". Does all this lead to the end of civilization or the end of mankind? Does it really need to be that big for us to care? What matters is that it will affect real people, and a lot of them.

    We already experience the fallout from climate change today. An important factor that lead to the war in Syria for example is that changse in climate there lead to repeated droughts. Due to this war, hundreds of thousands have lost or given up their home and are seeking refuge elsewhere. And the small group of those that have the resources to get that far and don't get swallowed in the Mediterranean Sea on not-really-sea-worthy rafts provided by their traffickers is already enough reason to cause people in Europe to panic over the sudden influx of immigration, and giving radical parties on the right a new level of reception. (It might be short-sighted to say this is the only factor here, but it is a significant factor . Things like 9/11 and Islam terrorism, stronger efforts on equality when it comes to gender, sexual preferences or skin color are also factors. Economical pressures due to globalization is another. There is a lot of change, and not all of it was objective good, and some of it was definitely subjectively bad.)

    For that reason also, saying "If Asia isn't doing enough, why should America or Europe" is short-sighted. If no one does anything, we'll get the strongest effect, the biggest changes in climate and usable land, and they will hurt the most.

 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustrum_Ridcully View Post
    Well, he might not live through the entire thing, but he might live through a significant part of it.

    But really, we don't need to conjure boogey men like the "End of Civilization". Does all this lead to the end of civilization or the end of mankind? Does it really need to be that big for us to care? What matters is that it will affect real people, and a lot of them.

    We already experience the fallout from climate change today. An important factor that lead to the war in Syria for example is that changse in climate there lead to repeated droughts. Due to this war, hundreds of thousands have lost or given up their home and are seeking refuge elsewhere. And the small group of those that have the resources to get that far and don't get swallowed in the Mediterranean Sea on not-really-sea-worthy rafts provided by their traffickers is already enough reason to cause people in Europe to panic over the sudden influx of immigration, and giving radical parties on the right a new level of reception. (It might be short-sighted to say this is the only factor here, but it is a significant factor . Things like 9/11 and Islam terrorism, stronger efforts on equality when it comes to gender, sexual preferences or skin color are also factors. Economical pressures due to globalization is another. There is a lot of change, and not all of it was objective good, and some of it was definitely subjectively bad.)

    For that reason also, saying "If Asia isn't doing enough, why should America or Europe" is short-sighted. If no one does anything, we'll get the strongest effect, the biggest changes in climate and usable land, and they will hurt the most.
    I think that the biggest threat to people is a shift in local climates as weather patterns are altered. Places that get rain will become deserts and other places that were deserts will start to get rain. The problem is that the globe is filled and if you are suddenly(relatively) living in a desert, things will go very badly, very quickly for the population there.

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    The Potus of the biggest polluter was live again, saying that he wasn't going to do anything about it.

    We're all doomed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ulrik View Post
    The Potus of the biggest polluter was live again, saying that he wasn't going to do anything about it.

    We're all doomed.

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    Yep, the country outpacing the EU in actual reductions won't join the cult and say The Words, so you're doomed.
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    I think ovi's right.

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    Merkel is maaaaaaybe a hair better than Trump, but not by much. But I don't really rate being honest about being terrible as a good trait, so Trump is worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ovinomancer View Post
    Yep, the country outpacing the EU in actual reductions won't join the cult and say The Words, so you're doomed.
    Whataboutism is really the way to mitigate global warming. Another moment where Ovi proves useful to his masters.
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