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The rest / Climate on Reddit
« on: April 17, 2019, 06:27:37 PM » gives a number of scary headlines, but seldom updates. updates very frequently, but has a lot of "local" weather events. has more local events that might be of interest to us, but does not update often. sometimes covers climate protests et al. updates moderately often and has good AGW articles. is very good for subject and frequency of update. updates only occasionally and covers other facets of the global Metacrisis as well as AGW.
On the other side of the aisle, gives the denier side of the issue. You may want to debate on that reddit. Or not.

Any others I've missed, on either side of the aisle?

The rest / Why I am getting more worried about AGW (a personal story)
« on: April 17, 2019, 04:54:33 PM »
Until recently, my bugaboo about what the world will be like when I am old was Peak Oil. I thought we would either be getting a post-oil technology and infrastructure by now, or entering an Energy Crisis Hyperdepression.
Then came fracking. At first I thought (based on my reading PO blogs) that it would be a flash-in-the-pan. But it seems to have legs. Meanwhile, the things that I thought would start happening in years like 2050 in a BAU scenario started happening in years like 2015.
So was I right before, or now? Will fracking collapse in a year or two and transportation start breaking down, or will the Earth become a hotter, less livable planet?
EDIT: and is your story similar to mine (anybody)?

The rest / Climate change activists should not fly
« on: April 16, 2019, 12:57:20 PM »
You have to walk the walk, not just talk the talk. When activists fly around the world but say we have to cut carbon emissions, it send the message that you have to sacrifice but I don't. Activists for civil rights were thrown in prison, attacked by police dogs, tear gassed, etc. and have mostly triumphed. Activists for climate change too often are do what I say, not what I do and have mostly failed.

The rest / How could I have done this better?
« on: April 16, 2019, 02:04:43 AM »
On this thread I purposely stated the optimistic end of my range of opinion on AGW, and it was still too extreme for the forum.
What tips do you have for any future debates I may have?
Do you have any answers to the people's arguments?

Consequences / World of 2030
« on: April 15, 2019, 03:17:55 PM »
All AGW projections seem to go to 2100, but this is too far in the future for emotional, as opposed to academic, interest for a lot of people (like me...I am 61 and have no children).
So what do you expect the world to be like in just eleven years? I  am not He Who Must Not Be Named, I do not anticipate human extinction by 2016 (but if you do, let me know), but I imagine it might be different from now.
Let me know what you expect , not what you want.

Science / 2019 CO2 emissions
« on: April 11, 2019, 04:40:14 PM »
As long ago as early December, 2018 it was reported that 2018 had hit an all-time record for CO2 emissions.
Do we have some early indications five months later how 2019 is trending?

Consequences / Dubia
« on: April 10, 2019, 09:01:54 PM »
A depiction of Earth a thousand years hence.
I think the sea level rise will be more from thermal expansion of sea water than coastal subsidence, but it is still a possible future:

The rest / Memory of Mankind
« on: April 10, 2019, 05:37:49 PM »
If you think AGW will end Civilization but not Humanity, donate your favorite text to Memory of Mankind:

Consequences / Blue Ocean Event by Dave Borlace
« on: April 10, 2019, 02:14:21 AM »
Is this video a reasonable depiction of what a BOE would mean?

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