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Tue Sep 29, 2015, 02:37 PM

 

Economic Collapse Will Limit Climate Change, Predicts Climate Scientist

Economic Collapse Will Limit Climate Change, Predicts Climate Scientist


A World Bank report, authored by climate scientists of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, and released in late 2014, drew on 1,300 publications and concluded: "There is a considerable likelihood of warming reaching 4C above pre-industrial levels within this century"

"Crop yields are expected to decline by 30 percent with 1.5-2C warming and up to 60 percent with 3-4C warming."

Marginal rain-fed cropland will be abandoned or transformed into grazing land. Current grazing land may become unsuitable for any agricultural activity.

With a 4C average world temperature, in parts of Algeria, Saudi Arabia and Iraq mean summer temperatures are expected to be up to 8C warmer, and in the 2071-2099 period, by 2100 65% of summer months will see unprecedented heat extremes, and by 2100, percentages rises to 80%.


http://www.overpopulation.org/

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FreakinDJ Sep 2015 OP
randys1 Sep 2015 #1
Turbineguy Sep 2015 #2
GliderGuider Sep 2015 #3
dreamnightwind Sep 2015 #4
hifiguy Sep 2015 #5
randome Sep 2015 #6

Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Tue Sep 29, 2015, 02:43 PM

1. Someone is confused, I have been assured by religious teaparty rightwingers

there is no overpopulation and surely we dont need birth control and so on.

Granted, these people are all idiots, but you know.

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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Tue Sep 29, 2015, 03:07 PM

2. So turning the country over

to republicans will help thwart climate change. Pick yer poison!

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 29, 2015, 03:12 PM

3. Ironic, ain't it?

 

Save the planet, vote for Trump!

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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Tue Sep 29, 2015, 03:38 PM

4. Yikes

The highlighted crop yield quote was said to be in a section on North Africa, sounds like it wasn't a global projection.

From this article (the source of the overpopulation.org article)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/till-bruckner/climate-change-economy-gr_b_7056418.html

the text is:

Here a section on North Africa:

"There is a considerable likelihood of warming reaching 4C above pre-industrial levels within this century... Crop yields are expected to decline by 30 percent with 1.5-2C warming and up to 60 percent with 3-4C warming... Large fractions of currently marginal rain-fed cropland are expected to be abandoned or transformed into grazing land; current grazing land, meanwhile, may become unsuitable for any agricultural activity..."


Still this is more alarming news. Climate change has radicalized my own political views, and those of many others. We have to make major changes asap to avoid the worst outcomes, which are unthinkable.

For those looking for hope or for positive directions, the institution that published the report this article was based on has a research section called Sustainable Solutions, an interesting area to peruse:

http://edoc.gfz-potsdam.de/pik/rawdisplay.epl?mode=search&smode=AND&x9=sustain

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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Tue Sep 29, 2015, 03:39 PM

5. Mother nature gives no fucks about

 

the profitability of the oil companies, and she WILL have the last laugh.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 29, 2015, 03:42 PM

6. Only if we let her.

 

And at this point, it certainly looks like we will but we still have options.
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