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We're Totally F**ked: Albert Bates' Year in Review 2014
« on: January 13, 2015, 10:39:02 PM »


Published on Jan 4, 2015

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There is a really angry beast at the gates. A hundred thousand years ago it gave us an extraordinary gift, and by delicately, respectfully, reverently abiding within a dance of life and death with that gift, we won an extraordinary, unprecedented run of the perfect global climate for mammalian life, capped by 12000 years of exceptionally good days. And what did we do? We blew it off for an infatuation with muscle cars and motorcycles.

Here then is what we learned about our future in 2014.
"A force de chercher de bonnes raisons, on en trouve; on les dit; et après on y tient, non pas tant parce qu'elles sont bonnes que pour ne pas se démentir." Choderlos de Laclos "You struggle to come up with some valid reasons, then cling to them, not because they're good, but just to not back down."

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Re: We're Totally F**ked: Albert Bates' Year in Review 2014
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2015, 11:38:53 PM »
Thanks, did not know tom goreau.

Here is the same but a bit more :


Check the proposed video it seems interesting.

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Re: We're Totally F**ked: Albert Bates' Year in Review 2014
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2015, 11:54:33 AM »
Wich country is at risk of climate change ?
http://uk.businessinsider.com/climate-change-infographic-2015-1

They are a bit too optimistic for Australia, for France I hope they are right...but here again I think a bit too optmistic.
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Re: We're Totally F**ked: Albert Bates' Year in Review 2014
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2015, 12:04:51 AM »
A quarter of the world’s marine species in danger of extinction
http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/a-quarter-of-the-worlds-marine-species-in-danger-of-extinction-10014624.html

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comment : "We can supply our markets requirements for fish from aquaculture"
if only it were that simple. the "artificial" feeds used in aquaculture are based on fish meal and fish oil, and producing 1lb of [eg.] salmon requires between 3 and 5lb of wild fish

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Re: We're Totally F**ked: Albert Bates' Year in Review 2014
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2015, 12:40:25 PM »
Extract: "Experts at contributing to the World Economic Forum’s 2015 Global Risks report have identified that climate change risks are a bigger threat to the stability of the world in the next 10 years than economic risks. The risk of international conflict topped the list of risks, according to the 10th edition of the Global Risks report, published last week.
The report, which every year features an assessment by experts on the top global risks in terms of likelihood and potential impact over the coming 10 years, finds that climate related risks rank highly both for likelihood and consequence."

http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_Global_Risks_2015_Report.pdf
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Re: We're Totally F**ked: Albert Bates' Year in Review 2014
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2015, 02:03:11 PM »
Wich country is at risk of climate change ?
http://uk.businessinsider.com/climate-change-infographic-2015-1

They are a bit too optimistic for Australia, for France I hope they are right...but here again I think a bit too optmistic.
Laurent, they are totally off. E.g. risk for Denmark is low? The hole country is low land and it is composed of a lot of islands. That will be a hard work to build all those very long dikes. OK - people there work hard and maybe can afford that effort, but it will surely not "survive" inside today’s borders.
Also Netherlands and Northern Germany will face some problems - it is not clear if we can deal with e.g. >2m sea level rise at all coasts. If the sea level rise will be larger than about 5 m all people in Netherlands would have to move somewhere else - so would you call that "survival"?