General Lawyer douses self in fossil fuels to protest use of fossil fuels

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  1. conor mcgregor nut hugger

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    Ok so basically:

    • Increase in global temps causes ice caps to melt more, thereby causing sea levels to rise. In my metropolitan area, the highest point above sea level is 54 feet (16.5m). Im about 10 feet above sea level, while coastal areas are 1-3 feet above sea level. With sea levels projected to rise 1-4 feet by 2100 at the current rate of temp increase, a large portion of where I live will be underwater. Other areas, too.
    • Higher temps also mean larger hurricanes. You don't have to be from Florida or the Gulf Coast to know that hurricanes increase in size in warm water. If the water is warmer bc the surface temp is warmer, hurricanes will be bigger and more destructive
    • Higher temps also mean more deaths from heatstroke and heat-related illnesses
     
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    Global warming is fake. It was invented by Hillary
     
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    Now, how does that correlate with places that are experiencing colder than usual temperatures rather than warmer?
     
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    The latter is but a small fraction of the former
     
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    But doesn't it immediately call into question the validity of climate change being a universal pattern?
     
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    Whoever said that every corner of the Earth is experiencing warming?

    It is a global problem, but it's also a complex phenomenon. Overall, though, there is far, far more warming going on than there is cooling.
     
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    So I'll ask again. What outcome are we looking at?
     
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    This Indepentard thinks all he accomplished was become a finalist for Darwin award winner of the Century. Complete waste of manpower & intellectual resources that could have been put to better use in a courtroom for mankind. Accomplished nothing, and now is a punchline.
     
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    think of the upside.. one less mouth sucking up oxygen!!
     
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    End of Days
     
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    Okay, and how do we stop it?
     
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    By putting caps on global emissions of fossil fuels (bc these fuels getting trapped in the atmosphere is what's preventing sunlight from reflecting back out into the atmosphere).

    By looking for real, practical alternatives to harmful fossil fuels.

    By lowering out meat consumption (unlikely)
     
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    Okay, and temporarily ignoring the economic impact of that, what do those alternatives look like?
     
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    Have you estimated the economic impact of it?
     
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    As the world sits right now, it would completely cripple the economy.
     
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    Exactly. That and automation will put the economy to death.
     
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    I'm not entirely convinced that's true. I was referring specifically to a drastic, short term shift away from fossil fuels. In this instance however we were primarily discussing climate change, and the cause and effects of it rather than the periphery circumstances created by it. I'm genuinely trying to wrap my head around the proposed outcomes of climate change in edition to the proposed solutions.
     
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    Most ice-bergs are 90% underwater. And as ice expands as it freezes it takes up more volume when frozen. So ice bergs melting makes little difference to water levels.
    And even if oceans rise... So what, people will just move away from Coast.

    Wrong. There will be less if temperature increases. That Suzuki guy was laughed out of a building of scientists for claiming this. It will be more even temp so less hurricanes (tropical cyclones)
    "Frosts, snow and tropical cyclones are expected to occur less often."
    How is extreme weather changing? - CSIRO



    You do realize aboit 20 people die from cold for every one that does from heat yeah?
    Until that ratio is even, that's saying the earth is too cold for humans and (like past times in history when earth was hotter) we will thrive in a warmer climate.
     
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    The solutions have to be drastic for the effects of climate change to diminish, if that is possible at all. After all, we are about 60 years too late.
     
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    and what would those solutions look like?
     
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