Climate change: IPCC report is “code red” for humanity/BBC News

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    • #439368
      Mr. Mickeys Mom
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      By Matt McGrath
      Environment correspondent
      Read more at Source: BBC News

      fires

      Human activity is changing the climate in unprecedented and sometimes irreversible ways, a major UN scientific report has said.

      …Echoing the scientists’ findings, UN Secretary General António Guterres said: “If we combine forces now, we can avert climate catastrophe. But, as today’s report makes clear, there is no time for delay and no room for excuses. I count on government leaders and all stakeholders to ensure COP26 is a success.”

      The sober assessment from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a group of scientists whose findings are endorsed by the world’s governments.

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      Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

    • #439375
      jbnw
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      and have carefully ignored them.

    • #439376
      Ohio Barbarian
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      What does he care? He’ll be dead in a few years, anyway, and he’s too old to change his fossilized and now demented mind. His administration and Congress are too corrupt to do anything.

      Maybe when they have to evacuate Key West, Miami, New Orleans, and start fearing for Manhattan and DC they’ll finally start to do something. Maybe something will happen when thousands are burned to death in a few days by a pop-up wildfire racing through a town or suburban area out West.

      Other than a major, and publicized, calamity like those, nothing will move the oligarchy.

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

      You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton

    • #439383
      GZeusH
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      and then it will be code flashing day-glo orange,

      and then it will be code flashing fire engine red with the siren going,

      and the powers that be will still be going to brunch, business as usual.

      Corporate America consists of totalitarian entities laser-focused on short-term greed.

      If you just got finessed into calling the medicine that won the 2015 Nobel Prize for its role in treating human disease ‘horse de-wormer’ then you need to sit the next couple of plays out.

      • #439397
        jbnw
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        looking at fires in the US, Siberia and Australia, icecap and glacier melts – like Greenland melting enough in 4 days to cover Florida two inches deep, massive floods and deaths from record rainfall around the world, droughts elsewhere high temperatures smashing records around the world, including the Arctic and Antarctic as well as dangerous levels of smoke from fires as the new normal.

        But it’s still brunch and business as usual.

    • #439392
      Mindwalker
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      Welcome our new, Joule overlords.

    • #439402
      jwirr
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      One of the articles I read referred to things that cause warming. “cement production” was one. How does this cause warming?

      jwirr

      • #439409
        GZeusH
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        To turn limestone (CaCO3) into calcium oxide, a major ingredient of cement, it has to be heated in a kiln to over 1000C to cause it to decompose. This amount of heating uses a lot of fuel, be it coal, oil, or natural gas. In addition, the decomposition to CaO releases one molecule of CO2.

        Corporate America consists of totalitarian entities laser-focused on short-term greed.

        If you just got finessed into calling the medicine that won the 2015 Nobel Prize for its role in treating human disease ‘horse de-wormer’ then you need to sit the next couple of plays out.

        • #439437
          jwirr
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          If it is not one thing then it is another.

          jwirr

    • #439421
      Pam2
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      Nothing will move the oligarchs. Aren’t they planning to live in space?

       

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