Climate Change: Why aren't more people concerned about it?

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Bushman

climber
The state of quantum flux
Jul 12, 2017 - 08:17am PT
A massive iceberg the size of Delaware has broken free from Antarctica and is floating in the sea.

Earlier today, scientists announced that the 6,000-square-kilometer iceberg had come loose, after satellites detected it had calved off the Larsen C ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/07/12/536818782/massive-iceberg-breaks-free-in-antarctica
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 12, 2017 - 08:21am PT
Tow it here to SoCal, I need to water my lawn!
Splater

climber
Grey Matter
Jul 12, 2017 - 10:11am PT
"We had our little moment in the sun, and it's soon to be over."

Typical mad denialist troll crap.
If you believed it, you'd be fine with ending your own existence.
dirtbag

climber
Jul 12, 2017 - 10:13am PT
It's just self centered mental masturbation from the "I got mine" crowd.
skcreidc

Social climber
SD, CA
Jul 12, 2017 - 10:16am PT
Iceberg nearly twice the size of Rhode Island breaks off Antarctica



It's OK, you don't have to get it. Suffice it to say there is sarcasm involved.
Malemute

Ice climber
great white north
Jul 12, 2017 - 09:10pm PT
having no kids should be easy for dirtbaggers

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/07/11/save-planet-cut-holidays-sell-car-dont-have-many-children-say/
Malemute

Ice climber
great white north
Jul 17, 2017 - 03:40pm PT
Would you advise someone to flap towels in a burning house? To bring a flyswatter to a gunfight? Yet the counsel we hear on climate change could scarcely be more out of sync with the nature of the crisis.

The email in my inbox last week offered thirty suggestions to green my office space: use reusable pens, redecorate with light colours, stop using the elevator.

Back at home, done huffing stairs, I could get on with other options: change my lightbulbs, buy local veggies, purchase eco-appliances, put a solar panel on my roof.

And a study released on Thursday claimed it had figured out the single best way to fight climate change: I could swear off ever having a child.

These pervasive exhortations to individual action in corporate ads, school textbooks, and the campaigns of mainstream environmental groups, especially in the west seem as natural as the air we breath. But we could hardly be worse-served.

While we busy ourselves greening our personal lives, fossil fuel corporations are rendering these efforts irrelevant. The breakdown of carbon emissions since 1988? A hundred companies alone are responsible for an astonishing 71 percent. You tinker with those pens or that panel; they go on torching the planet.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/true-north/2017/jul/17/neoliberalism-has-conned-us-into-fighting-climate-change-as-individuals
clam dip

Trad climber
ca
Jul 20, 2017 - 04:24pm PT
It is no surprise that "leave no trace" should extend to the bedroom. Good luck arguing that to the ticking biological clock you have chosen to spend your life with!!
clifff

Mountain climber
golden, rollin hills of California
Jul 20, 2017 - 04:59pm PT
NASA -
Sea Ice Extent Sinks to Record Lows at Both Poles

Arctic sea ice appears to have reached on March 7 a record low wintertime maximum extent, according to scientists at NASA and the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Boulder, Colorado. And on the opposite side of the planet, on March 3 sea ice around Antarctica hit its lowest extent ever recorded by satellites at the end of summer in the Southern Hemisphere, a surprising turn of events after decades of moderate sea ice expansion.

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2017/sea-ice-extent-sinks-to-record-lows-at-both-poles

donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jul 20, 2017 - 05:48pm PT
Humans have had a tremendous influence, almost all negative, on the natural world. Thankfully, that influence is transient and will disappear when we have exited the stage....hopefully sooner rather than later. The earth, 4.5 billion years old, will heal itself in a short time...geologically speaking.
rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Jul 20, 2017 - 06:39pm PT
Born from elements blown off by super nova's, bombarded by debris largest enough to cast off the moon, hellishly hot for a billion years, totally frozen over for hundreds of million of years, up to 90% of species suddenly made extinct by asteroid impacts, huge shield volcanoes and perhaps a few gamma ray burst events. All this and your worried for Earth enough to wish for your species extinction because of minor release of trace atmospheric gases and small scale human terraforming? You guys live in a bubble of paranoia unable to appreciate cosmic scale. SAD.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jul 20, 2017 - 06:58pm PT
Wishing has as much of an effect on outcomes as praying....zero. The extinction of my species is inevitable. The earth has been here for 4.5 billion years and it is estimated to have about that amount of time remaining. Species will come and go....the dinosaurs 160,000,000 year reign will be hard to beat.
Who knows what life forms will follow us.....hopefully they will be better stewards.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jul 20, 2017 - 07:09pm PT
You guys live in a bubble of paranoia unable to appreciate cosmic scale. SAD.

you should tweet this... be right in line with the level of your understanding...
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Jul 20, 2017 - 07:15pm PT
On the bright side, after every great mass extinction comes massive speciation.

All those new species in the future will thank us for the freed up niches :)
tooth

Trad climber
B.C.
Jul 20, 2017 - 07:33pm PT
What happened to the ozone hole and why aren't we all dead from that? I was told that in the 90s. If we didn't quit using spray cans and fridges with chemicals that make the ozone hole we were gone in 5 years.

Why isn't that issue added to the climate change narrative? Or is it no longer a threat?
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Social climber
SLO, Ca
Jul 20, 2017 - 07:47pm PT
Check out Title VI of the CAA if you are interested in ozone holes. Or you could just post ignorant sh#t on the internet.
tooth

Trad climber
B.C.
Jul 20, 2017 - 08:29pm PT
If I wasn't ignorant about it I would not have asked questions. Thanks for being so nice about it.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jul 20, 2017 - 08:45pm PT
What happened to the ozone hole and why aren't we all dead from that? I was told that in the 90s. If we didn't quit using spray cans and fridges with chemicals that make the ozone hole we were gone in 5 years.


we quit doing that stuff and stablized the ozone...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montreal_Protocol
Malemute

Ice climber
great white north
Jul 24, 2017 - 06:06am PT


The Keeling Curve, named after Charles Keeling who first alerted the world to the dangers of human-caused climate change, records the daily change in atmospheric carbon.
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Social climber
SLO, Ca
Jul 24, 2017 - 07:28am PT
Tooth, I apologize for being snippy.
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