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Tue Aug 13, 2019, 02:17 PM

Climate change 'getting worse faster than we are mobilizing to solve it': Al Gore



Former Vice President Al Gore called for unity and urgency in the American response to climate change, saying he was encouraged by growing climate activism around the world, but alarmed by what he said is the imminence of irreversible, continuing environmental damage.

"Thereís both bad news and good news," he said in an interview with ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl. "The problemís getting worse faster than we are mobilizing to solve it. However Ö we now have an upsurge in climate activism."

Gore acknowledged that climate change is "a global crisis that requires a global response," and that to be successful, climate policies require international cooperation. But he held that the U.S. has a responsibility to facilitate this cooperation.

"The United States of America -- and only the United States of America -- can provide the necessary leadership to rally nations around the world to do the right thing," he said.

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https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/climate-change-worse-faster-mobilizing-solve-al-gore/story?id=64862944

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Reply Climate change 'getting worse faster than we are mobilizing to solve it': Al Gore (Original post)
Uncle Joe Tuesday OP
ananda Tuesday #1
Uncle Joe Tuesday #2
Takket Tuesday #3
roamer65 Tuesday #4
Kaleva Tuesday #5
roamer65 Tuesday #6
Kaleva Tuesday #7
roamer65 Tuesday #9
backtoblue Tuesday #8
orleans Tuesday #11
Duppers Tuesday #12
misanthrope Tuesday #10
smirkymonkey Tuesday #13

Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 02:19 PM

1. I have always liked Al Gore and trusted him on this issue.

nt

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Response to ananda (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 02:37 PM

2. I have as well ananda not to mention his work in championing the Internet.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 02:40 PM

3. And we haven't mobilized a damn thing

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 02:45 PM

4. There is only one way to reverse it.

Stringent population control.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 02:56 PM

5. Once you are past the tipping point, it's here to stay.

We are already past the tipping point or very near it. Population control was a good idea a few decades ago.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 03:04 PM

6. Earth would bring the CO2 back under control if given a chance.

The CO2 level in the late Cretaceous, about 66 mya, was well above 1000ppm and it eventually came down to around the 200ís.

Absence of humans would help heal the planet. Never too late to start.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 03:11 PM

7. It could take hundreds to thousands of years for CO2 to return to 'normal' levels

"Rather than talking about this CO2 molecule or that, since some would be absorbed into the ocean or by rock weathering immediately, itís more useful to ask how long it would take for the overall level of CO2 to return to the natural equilibrium of 280ppm, at which point the natural processes that absorb CO2 are balanced by the natural processes that emit CO2.

The answer to the is several centuries to get close, and hundreds of thousands of years to get all the back to that 280ppm baseline."

https://www.quora.com/How-long-does-carbon-dioxide-CO2-stay-in-the-atmosphere

"It turns out that while much of the ďpulseĒ of extra CO2 accumulating in the atmosphere would be absorbed over the next century if emissions miraculously were to end today, about 20 percent of that CO2 would remain for at least tens of thousands of years."

https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2010/12/common-climate-misconceptions-atmospheric-carbon-dioxide/

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #7)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 03:30 PM

9. Don't worry, we will soon solve the CO2 problem.



Itís coming.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 03:23 PM

8. Imagine what we could have had

...with President Gore





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Response to backtoblue (Reply #8)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 05:05 PM

11. it still breaks my heart

and pisses me off to no end

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Response to backtoblue (Reply #8)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 05:27 PM

12. I often do.

I'm with ya...

That stolen election was the reason I sought online forums for like-minded folks.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 03:36 PM

10. Have you ever seen a dog around something that worries it?

It refuses to look at whatever the source of the anxiety is. If you move the object, the dog turns its head away. If it can't turn its head, it will cut its eyes away.

That is how humanity is with the environmental catastrophe we have made. It will soon be too late and there's nothing to blame but ourselves.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 07:12 PM

13. Household Carbon Footprint Calculator

https://www.epa.gov/ghgemissions/household-carbon-footprint-calculator

Take this quiz. It also allows you to plan out how you can reduce your household carbon footprint.

Mine is half the national average.

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