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Climate Change: 'We're All Sitting Ducks'

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 10:41 AM

Flooding, droughts, heatwaves and wildfires will pose a massive threat to humans in the future as climate change worsens, a major United Nations report has warned.

https://uk.news.yaho...08.html#di46VqB

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 04:03 PM

Simple answer is to pay more Green taxes like we have for the last 10 years.

Problem fixed.

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 04:21 PM

Not really, and been cynical wont fix it either.

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 05:00 PM

View PostBr Cornelius, on 31 March 2014 - 04:21 PM, said:

Not really, and been cynical wont fix it either.

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We will just give the money to you then, I am sure you guys can fix it.

Lets all go back to the dark ages whilst China and India build more coal burning power stations by the week

Rather than argue about what is causing climate change maybe the best way to spend money is in flood defenses and ways to feed people.  Or we could just argue for another decade whats causing it?

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 05:52 PM

View Postskookum, on 31 March 2014 - 05:00 PM, said:

We will just give the money to you then, I am sure you guys can fix it.

Lets all go back to the dark ages whilst China and India build more coal burning power stations by the week

Rather than argue about what is causing climate change maybe the best way to spend money is in flood defenses and ways to feed people.  Or we could just argue for another decade whats causing it?

No need, that was established about a decade ago.
There are things that can be done, taxing polluters is one small part - but only if the money goes directly into carbon reducing measures and not the general tax take.

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 12:04 AM

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There are things that can be done, taxing polluters is one small part - but only if the money goes directly into carbon reducing measures and not the general tax take.

And it's pointless for one country to be doing it when another country isn't doing it. (And yes I know China is trying to reduce pollution, they are still pumping out a very large amount!).


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 07:08 AM

View PostBavarian Raven, on 01 April 2014 - 12:04 AM, said:

And it's pointless for one country to be doing it when another country isn't doing it. (And yes I know China is trying to reduce pollution, they are still pumping out a very large amount!).
China still has lower per capita emissions than the US/UK/AU/CA/GR etc etc etc. Mostly by a factor of 1/3rd or greater.


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 03:27 PM

View PostBr Cornelius, on 01 April 2014 - 07:08 AM, said:


China still has lower per capita emissions than the US/UK/AU/CA/GR etc etc etc. Mostly by a factor of 1/3rd or greater.


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Per capita yes, overall though... ;)


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 01:09 AM

View PostBr Cornelius, on 01 April 2014 - 07:08 AM, said:


China still has lower per capita emissions than the US/UK/AU/CA/GR etc etc etc. Mostly by a factor of 1/3rd or greater.


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Have you been to China?


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 01:11 AM

View PostBr Cornelius, on 01 April 2014 - 07:08 AM, said:

China still has lower per capita emissions than the US/UK/AU/CA/GR etc etc etc. Mostly by a factor of 1/3rd or greater.


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And as they get more industrialized that will probably change

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 04:33 AM

The answer seems to be

"As long as they get to be stupid, we get to be stupid too!"

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 02:13 PM

View PostMysticStrummer, on 03 April 2014 - 04:33 AM, said:

The answer seems to be

"As long as they get to be stupid, we get to be stupid too!"

No, it's more like why should we make sacrifices when everything we do is going to be overshadowed by China. ;)


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Posted 05 April 2014 - 04:19 PM

Yes we are sitting ducks.. As Doug and Br would agree. However the real questions is, will we be shoot?

Most scientists, including me, will say yes.

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 04:27 PM

Indeed, with such ridiculous activities as Fracking been proposed as the answer to both climate change and the energy crisis we certainly seem doomed to fail.

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 04:48 PM

View PostBavarian Raven, on 01 April 2014 - 03:27 PM, said:



Per capita yes, overall though... ;)

Sorry won't meant to like your post... Anyway

Yes pr capita and so what??? Andora, the ferry islands have a larger CO2 emmision .


China is not to blame, the only person to blame is you and me.


Since we reached the limit of above  400 ppmv I stop careing, there is no return trust me, its our own faults.

Trust me our grand grand children will be looking back and asking why.

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