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Climate change - do the math!

Climate change - do the math!

(11:26) Fossil fuels cost us a lot more to keep than to abandon. Here are some hard numbers that illustrate the problem of climate change, and some solutions.

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London1 London1 (970 days ago)

Multiple equations equals Mathematics, not Mathematic.

It's Maths, you burger munching inbreds!

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Multiple equations equals Mathematics, not Mathematic.

It's Maths, you burger munching inbreds!

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iknowlessthanyoudo iknowlessthanyoudo (969 days ago)

Humans have a long repeated history of resorting to self-anhiliation practices of cannibalism, human sacrifice and war before accepting limitations on natural resources that threaten habitual behaviors. Denial and avoidance is the first phase and in many cases the only phase when humans are presented with a mentally challenging need for change.

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Humans have a long repeated history of resorting to self-anhiliation practices of cannibalism, human sacrifice and war before accepting limitations on natural resources that threaten habitual behaviors. Denial and avoidance is the first phase and in many cases the only phase when humans are presented with a mentally challenging need for change.

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Guest: one more time (968 days ago)

The only example I can think of this is Easter Island. On the rest of the planet we have done quite well and are doing quite well - to the extent that our major health problem in the west is obesity. Not starvation. Let me just repeat that: obesity.

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The only example I can think of this is Easter Island. On the rest of the planet we have done quite well and are doing quite well - to the extent that our major health problem in the west is obesity. Not starvation. Let me just repeat that: obesity.

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iknowlessthanyoudo iknowlessthanyoudo (968 days ago)

Pre-Columbian Aztecs, Incas and others sacrificed thousands of their citizens once extensive irrigation systems reached capacity to sustain the birth rate.

An excess of hungry men in societies that depleted and/or out-populated their lands' productive ability is the primary enabling impetus for nearly every war campaign throughout history.

Reigining in of birth rates is unlikely under current 9+billion projected humans in 35 years. Solutions to famines, plagues, wars, and even lifespan itself while China, India, Africa and the Middle East crank out the babies make it inevitable that airborne carbon will exceed levels when the oceans were hundreds of meters higher than today. Sea shells accross half of Texas will get freshly resupplied. Such sea rise is so probable within the next 200 years that the wealthy have already purchased all the Colorado mountaintop ranges and/or yatchs with helo-pads and submarines, prices of coastline properties are already declining and insuring properties along the coast is already becomming cost prohibitive.

A cover story article in the Scientific American warned a hurricane like Katrina would devastate New Orleans six years beforehand and was completely ignored. Political resolve to act occured only reluctantly after the damage. I would love to see historical precedence that glaring evidence of global warning might result in sufficient political resolve to take preventive action before it is too late. Please anyone. If anything, politicians espousing removal of existing and future governmental involvement get the majority of funding, presumably by those wealthy enough to find the spectacle of billions of drowning humans to be amusing entertainment.

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Pre-Columbian Aztecs, Incas and others sacrificed thousands of their citizens once extensive irrigation systems reached capacity to sustain the birth rate.

An excess of hungry men in societies that depleted and/or out-populated their lands' productive ability is the primary enabling impetus for nearly every war campaign throughout history.

Reigining in of birth rates is unlikely under current 9+billion projected humans in 35 years. Solutions to famines, plagues, wars, and even lifespan itself while China, India, Africa and the Middle East crank out the babies make it inevitable that airborne carbon will exceed levels when the oceans were hundreds of meters higher than today. Sea shells accross half of Texas will get freshly resupplied. Such sea rise is so probable within the next 200 years that the wealthy have already purchased all the Colorado mountaintop ranges and/or yatchs with helo-pads and submarines, prices of coastline properties are already declining and insuring properties along the coast is already becomming cost prohibitive.

A cover story article in the Scientific American warned a hurricane like Katrina would devastate New Orleans six years beforehand and was completely ignored. Political resolve to act occured only reluctantly after the damage. I would love to see historical precedence that glaring evidence of global warning might result in sufficient political resolve to take preventive action before it is too late. Please anyone. If anything, politicians espousing removal of existing and future governmental involvement get the majority of funding, presumably by those wealthy enough to find the spectacle of billions of drowning humans to be amusing entertainment.

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Guest: (970 days ago)

Whoa there, you arrogant fish and chip eating snob...we'll pay you no attention till you learn to pronounce aluminum and garage, spell curb correctly, and learn that boots and bonnets are clothing, and trunks and hoods are car parts. Perhaps we need to bail you out of yet another world war loss to keep you mum? By the by...it's "Mom".

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Whoa there, you arrogant fish and chip eating snob...we'll pay you no attention till you learn to pronounce aluminum and garage, spell curb correctly, and learn that boots and bonnets are clothing, and trunks and hoods are car parts. Perhaps we need to bail you out of yet another world war loss to keep you mum? By the by...it's "Mom".

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Guest: (969 days ago)

Are you still using the 'Queen's English'? You utter turd.

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Are you still using the 'Queen's English'? You utter turd.

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Guest: LondonBoy (966 days ago)
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English, as from England! If you turds want to adultrate the language, call it by the same name and then complain that the original is wrong, I suggest you call it by another name like Americanese!

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English, as from England! If you turds want to adultrate the language, call it by the same name and then complain that the original is wrong, I suggest you call it by another name like Americanese!

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Guest: (968 days ago)

That's a deal. But don't go begging the French and Spanish for help like in your Revolutionary Wars, and don't go asking our help when you like to invade oil rich countries. Help us out on your own, because we know that when the USA is unilateral it does so much better, like 'Nam, and Korea and... oh wait.

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That's a deal. But don't go begging the French and Spanish for help like in your Revolutionary Wars, and don't go asking our help when you like to invade oil rich countries. Help us out on your own, because we know that when the USA is unilateral it does so much better, like 'Nam, and Korea and... oh wait.

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Guest: (968 days ago)

Ask the Australians how unilateral Viet Nam and Korea were.

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Ask the Australians how unilateral Viet Nam and Korea were.

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Guest: (968 days ago)

...and at New Orleans, where burger munching inbreds sent you back to your tiny insignificant island to fade into obscurity, watching the sun so inevitably set on your empire...and their great grandkids giggled, as you needed our satellites to defeat even more insignificant Argentina to attempt to salvage your wounded pride...

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...and at New Orleans, where burger munching inbreds sent you back to your tiny insignificant island to fade into obscurity, watching the sun so inevitably set on your empire...and their great grandkids giggled, as you needed our satellites to defeat even more insignificant Argentina to attempt to salvage your wounded pride...

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Guest: (967 days ago)

Oh you mean the New Orleans battle where the Brits couldn't finish up because Napolean had escaped and once again, your bacon was saved by the Spanish, Dutch and French attacking the Brits from all sides. Like in the Revolutionary War where French, Spanish and Dutch contributed more than double the number of American troops, but again, that was an American victory! It's almost as if you depend on other countries to win your wars... and then claim credit! Surely not.

Let's see - Vietnam; USA sent over half a million troops. Australia less than 10,000. Korea, USA sent over 325,000 troops, Australia barely 2,000. Resounding and humilating defeat for the USA. Too bad, if you'd had more help maybe you'd have had more success. Whereas WW2, what a surprise, there are more soviet soldiers than American, and the allies win. How weird. The USA are supposed to be good at this war-mongering business!

And the UK needing your satellites? Are you not aware that pretty much the entire US missile defence network is situated in other 'obscure' and 'insignificant' countries? D'oh! Looks like the fat playground bully still wants friends.

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Oh you mean the New Orleans battle where the Brits couldn't finish up because Napolean had escaped and once again, your bacon was saved by the Spanish, Dutch and French attacking the Brits from all sides. Like in the Revolutionary War where French, Spanish and Dutch contributed more than double the number of American troops, but again, that was an American victory! It's almost as if you depend on other countries to win your wars... and then claim credit! Surely not.

Let's see - Vietnam; USA sent over half a million troops. Australia less than 10,000. Korea, USA sent over 325,000 troops, Australia barely 2,000. Resounding and humilating defeat for the USA. Too bad, if you'd had more help maybe you'd have had more success. Whereas WW2, what a surprise, there are more soviet soldiers than American, and the allies win. How weird. The USA are supposed to be good at this war-mongering business!

And the UK needing your satellites? Are you not aware that pretty much the entire US missile defence network is situated in other 'obscure' and 'insignificant' countries? D'oh! Looks like the fat playground bully still wants friends.

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