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[–] Friendly_Troll 3 points 8 points (+11|-3) ago 

We're fucked.

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[–] Ina_Pickle 5 points 5 points (+10|-5) ago  (edited ago)

Probably. But not for the reason you are insinuating. When I was a kid, the alarmist theory was that the Ozone layer had a giant hole in it and was going to be completely destroyed. That ended up not happening. Now it's the planet is heating up... completely ignoring the fact that the ice sheets at the south pole are increasing rather than melting.

Oh well, guess my great great great great great grandchildren will be able to say for certain. Worse case scenario, everyone goes naked.

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[–] DrHugsyMcFur 3 points 19 points (+22|-3) ago  (edited ago)

The hole in the Ozone layer was completely destroyed because of intervention from the government and later business groups. It's not like the hole just stopped being an issue. Scientist and engineers just found a solution and politicians enforced it.

The same thing could happen with climate change, but there's a collection of people who like to disregard evidence so that some coal billionare can earn an extra couple hundred thousand.

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[–] ThirteenthZodiac 2 points 6 points (+8|-2) ago 

Oh well, guess my great great great great great grandchildren will be able to say for certain. Worse case scenario, everyone goes naked.

If we are actually causing climate change - or if some other shit is - it's going to be really bad for us.

The problem is that since this shit got super politicized and people just basically starting making up shit up and the scientific community started ostracizing anyone who didn't buy into the narrative, nobody can take any of this shit seriously. Being able to say whether or not the climate is changing rapidly - in either direction - would be incredibly helpful knowledge to have, but because of all this political bullshit around it at the moment, we basically won't be able to get a solid read on it for probably at least a few decades.

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[–] 0x5f3759df 2 points -1 points (+1|-2) ago 

You're assuming that a warmer climate is a bad thing.

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[–] BulgingVassal 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

A little bit? probably not.

A lot? maybe not

a lot really quickly? we have a problem.

Really fast change = animal and plant life do not have time to change and adapt, and a lot of shit goes extinct. Resources crash, etc.

sort of sucks when some of the animals are human.