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Response to silverweb (Reply #13)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 06:01 AM

22. This 40-something

Is not that informed if he/she doesn't think g.w. will be a problem for them.

Arctic tundra is already affected by warming. It's thawing and releasing methane gas, the most dangerous of all carbon gases contributing to g.w., a phenomena which is increasing exponentially.

Unless this person expects to die in their early 60s, they will see their life greatly affected.
Isn't their "generation's problem"? Ha!
Your description nails this person:
"breathtaking selfish."

And it's not just the warming, there's this imminent problem ...

The Rapid Decline Of The Natural World Is A Crisis Even Bigger Than Climate Change

A three-year UN-backed study from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform On Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services has grim implications for the future of humanity.


Nature is in freefall and the planetís support systems are so stretched that we face widespread species extinctions and mass human migration unless urgent action is taken. Thatís the warning hundreds of scientists are preparing to give, and itís stark.

The last year has seen a slew of brutal and terrifying warnings about the threat climate change poses to life. Far less talked about but just as dangerous, if not more so, is the rapid decline of the natural world. The felling of forests, the over-exploitation of seas and soils, and the pollution of air and water are together driving the living world to the brink, according to a huge three-year, U.N.-backed landmark study to be published in May.


On these subjects, too many, even here are...

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