Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:40 AM
Junkdrawer (27,629 posts)
As We Descend into Chaos, it's Every Man for Himself....
Wall your community...
Arm yourself to the teeth...
And above all else, reject any and all collective attempts to address the problem - that's Socialism and this is America.
Saddest thing of all? Watching DemocracyNow's coverage of the Doha Climate summit, the World is following our lead....
WAEL HMAIDAN: Well, as you mentioned, at the end of the century, we are—might face a 6-degree warming world. There is a wide scientific view that a 4-degree world will mean the collapse of human civilization. So, facing a 6-degree world is even—it’s not any hope for having a safe climate. If we don’t do rapid action in the coming five to seven years, we are not going to meet our 2-degree target and come closer to a 4-degree world.
AMY GOODMAN: What has been the role of the United States, Asad, clearly the most powerful country when it comes to these negotiations and the past ones?
ASAD REHMAN: Well, unfortunately, the United States has played a very, very destructive role here in the climate talks. Not only has it been a block on seeing any progress from itself, in terms of its domestic emissions reductions, but what it’s actually managed to do here is drag other countries, like New Zealand, Japan and Russia, to join it in a race to the bottom. And that has not only taken away the urgency of action from the rich, developed countries, who, after all, have contributed 75 percent of the greenhouse gases that we see in the atmosphere and are primarily responsible, both legally and morally, for tackling the climate crisis and providing the climate finance for poorer countries to be able to transition away from using dirty fossil fuels, but also deal with the impacts of climate change. Unfortunately, the United States hopes that inaction, deregulation, of tackling climate crisis is the way forward. But as we saw—seen from Hurricane Sandy in the United States, whilst politicians may hope that they can ignore the climate, the climate isn’t ignoring us, and it isn’t ignoring humanity.
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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:50 AM
a geek named Bob (2,715 posts)
3. Switch over to solar, wind, and biomass based fuels...
run the CO2 and steam exhausts from the biomass run engines into greenhouses (for food and more biomass)...
use the rest of the CO2 as a resource material (for food, construction, and power)
Multiple ways of doing these.