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Wed Jan 2, 2019, 09:27 PM

Thank You Jay Inslee - Climate Change Can't Be Ignored Any Longer

Yes it will be tough. Living in a world 10 degrees hotter will be much harder.

Exxon shouldn't be deciding how many will drown, burn, or starve in the very near future.

We all want to drive and fly around, pump tons of CO2 into the atmosphere and die before it gets real bad.

Sorry but has anyone heard of California? Yes the place where half the state burned last summer. How about 4 cat 4 hurricanes in a year.

It's getting bad NOW.

Tax carbon or sentence your children to certain death.

I'm serious.

Yes Jay climate change is our #2 problem. Right after not giving a damn about our children / planet.

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Response to PaulX2 (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2019, 09:39 PM

1. Hothouse Earth - 40 Billion Tons Of CO2 Emitted Per Year - Yayyyy Let's Fry!!!!!

"If carbon emissions continue unabated, the planet might leave the glacial-interglacial cycle and be thrust into a new age of the "hothouse Earth."

Today, we emit 40 billion tons of carbon dioxide a year from burning fossil fuels, Rockström said. But roughly half of those emissions are taken up and stored by the oceans, trees and soil, he said.

However, we are now seeing signs that we are pushing the system too far — cutting down too many trees, degrading too much soil, taking out too much fresh water and pumping too much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, Rockström said.

Scientists fear that if we reach a certain temperature threshold, some of these natural processes will reverse and the planet "will become a self-heater,"Rockström said. That means, forests, soil and water will release the carbon they're storing."

https://www.livescience.com/63267-hothouse-earth-dangerously-close.html

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Response to PaulX2 (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2019, 09:41 PM

2. Hopefully Everyone Saw Jay's Interview On Chris Hayes's Show

Doing something will be hard.

We're Americans! We want to pass on our debts and a warming planet to our children!

Let them deal with it.

It's the American Way!

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Response to PaulX2 (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 2, 2019, 09:55 PM

3. He rocked!

I like how he made Climate Change THE issue to focus other issues around. He has already been planning realistically about adapting (factory jobs and production of new products, infrastructure, transportation, etc.). He connected it all nicely.

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