+  2023-04-04 10:41

As a civilization, we’d known about our impact on #climate since the 1950-60s. We’ve also continued to fail to agree on anything that would have prevented its negative impact… since the 1970s.

50 years later, the #IPCC reports, again, that nothing’s changed.

We will not limit anything. Too global, too second-order-effect-y, too greedy for a #human brain evolved for the micro-tribal life amid the African Great Lakes.

And the “individual #carbonFootprint responsibility” message of British Petroleum…

How’s that #cycling to work — 15 years in my case — or building a passive house, or [insert Green Tech™ here] of yours have changed the GtCO₂ graph?

Any realistic plans for your future, seriously?

 +  2023-02-11 16:43

The “argument by fuzzy concept” fallacy is second only to ad hominem… An #argument of intellectual indoctrination, laziness and dullness which, if pressed, degenerates into circular reasoning, requiring, at best, a definition by negation (“#Love is not hate, not lust, not n…”)

Got a World #Peace problem? #Climate Change? Egocentrism? Self-esteem? Happiness? Solve it all with LOVE™.

Let’s quote the Wikipedia definition, worked out by a committee of thousands:

“Love encompasses a range of strong and positive emotional and mental states, from the most sublime virtue or good habit, the deepest interpersonal affection, to the simplest #pleasure.

The color wheel theory of love defines 3 primary, 3 secondary and 9 tertiary love styles, describing them in terms of the traditional color wheel. The triangular theory of love suggests ‘intimacy, #passion and commitment’ are core components of love.

Love has additional religious or #spiritual meaning. This diversity of uses and meanings combined with the complexity of the feelings involved makes love unusually difficult to consistently define, compared to other emotional states.”

Difficult to define? So, that World Peace or Self-Esteem problem? The solution is? Oops! 😂

 +  2022-10-02 20:07

Inside a home in Florida during hurricane #Ian… But really, nothing to worry about, right?

• “We’ll tighten our borders for hurricanes without a visa and become self-sufficient”
• “We’ll rebuild our #Nation, increase our resiliency”
• “#Climate has always been changing”

Almost forgot…

• “The thoughts and prayers are coming”

 +  2022-09-08 20:34

A good day to die. The world is heading toward ~3°C of #globalWarming, triggering multiple irreversible #climate tipping points, including, but not limited to:

• Gulf Stream weakening
• permafrost abrupt thaw
• Amazon & Northern forests dieback
• ice sheet collapse

Want to continue living? Invest in #nuclear power, O₂ + H₂O production and enclosed #farming… all protected by a private army.

The @ScienceMagazine article… paywalled. Because knowledge is power. Also, gore monetization:…

 +  2022-01-23 20:06

Let’s talk about #climateChange. Is it really #climate? Is it really changing? Are you sure? We’ll talk some more. And sign some memoranda of understanding. But wait, we need to really make sure. Let’s get back to this some time next decade. And talk it over again.

 +  2021-01-06 03:03

Our reaction to the Covid-19 #pandemic is a perfect rehearsal before the much harder-to-mitigate climate crisis.

Without a #climate vaccine, the always-prevailing “I want” and “my freedom” of #individualism and hedonism will kill us all.

 +  2020-09-10 17:09

#Climate change? Nah… nothing to worry about. Just send prayers. Or federal troops.

 +  2009-12-07 16:21

I’ve said it already: #Copenhagen #Climate Conference will be insignificant. Human nature: hit the wall first, then act for real. 2020?

 +  2009-08-24 12:08

I doubt governments will reach a radical, effective agreement on #climate in #Copenhagen. Humans need to hit the wall first (UN after WW2…)


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