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Looming Climate Catastrophe: Extinction in Nine Years?
« on: February 15, 2017, 02:18:16 PM »
The latest, from a blog called Arctic News, warns that by 2026 — that’s just nine years from now — warming above the Arctic Circle could be so extreme that a massively disrupted and weakened jet stream could lead to global temperature rises so severe that a massive extinction event, including humans, could result.

http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/02/10/looming-climate-catastrophe-extinction-in-nine-years/
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Re: Looming Climate Catastrophe: Extinction in Nine Years?
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2017, 12:09:13 PM »
Britain's leaving the EU, so we'll be fine.

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Re: Looming Climate Catastrophe: Extinction in Nine Years?
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2017, 01:53:29 PM »
If you move back to EU/UK and buy property—stay away from coasts, river estuaries, and land below 50 m asl—it'll all be worthless in 50 to 100 years. A sheltered, south-facing slope at a latitude of the Loire might be habitable.
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Re: Looming Climate Catastrophe: Extinction in Nine Years?
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2017, 02:31:55 PM »
No fear of that. I'm high enough here but problem is the climate is changing and there's much less water.
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Re: Looming Climate Catastrophe: Extinction in Nine Years?
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2017, 08:39:41 AM »
It just gets better and better (not).  Now a climate change sceptic is head of the EPA.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/scott-pruitt-epa-senate-confirms-climate-change-denier-donald-trump-cabinet-a7586546.html

In 500 years, any living historians will look back at this period and marvel at the depth of our stupidity.
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Re: Looming Climate Catastrophe: Extinction in Nine Years?
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2017, 11:27:43 AM »
If you move back to EU/UK and buy property—stay away from coasts, river estuaries, and land below 50 m asl—it'll all be worthless in 50 to 100 years. A sheltered, south-facing slope at a latitude of the Loire might be habitable.

If it gets to that stage, either all property will be owned and allocated by the government, or, more likely, appropriated by the rich with guns to defend it.

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Re: Looming Climate Catastrophe: Extinction in Nine Years?
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2017, 11:17:42 PM »
It just gets better and better (not).  Now a climate change sceptic is head of the EPA.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/scott-pruitt-epa-senate-confirms-climate-change-denier-donald-trump-cabinet-a7586546.html

In 500 years, any living historians will look back at this period and marvel at the depth of our stupidity.

If you listen to Elon Musk, you'd hear him talking about several solutions to this problem. He and a few similarly minded people are taking steps to make this less of a catastrophe.