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[–] SkepticalMartian 4 points 17 points (+21|-4) ago  (edited ago)

The moment I see "business insider" I discount it as a credible source of anything. These guys have more in common with tabloids than they do news/science reporting.

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[–] pipedemon 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

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

Both maps appear to show significant damage to heavily populated regions (such as China and India, but also to some of the more populated places in the US, such as California, some of Texas, and New York).

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[–] vicarious 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Always look for the source of the source first.

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[–] ActuallyNot 2 points 9 points (+11|-2) ago 

This is not an existential threat to the planet or to Earth's life.

The arguments for trying to avoid it are mostly economic. The productivity of farmland and oceans drop, and a lot of infrastructure has to be rebuilt.

But while it is not an existential threat to "Earth's life" it is an existential threat to most species. Extinction risk from global warming.

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[–] Broc_Lia 2 points 2 points (+4|-2) ago 

The productivity of farmland and oceans drop

The productivity of much of current farmland will drop, new farmland will open up and other current farmland will improve.

As for oceans, hunting wild populations for food sources should be ancient history by now. Fish farming will be fine.

and a lot of infrastructure has to be rebuilt.

Okay, so we lose some buildings and Ostia becomes a port town again. We're pretty good at building lots of new stuff very efficiently (see Europe after WW2) and it's not like this is all going to happen over the course of a week.

But while it is not an existential threat to "Earth's life" it is an existential threat to most species. Extinction risk from global warming.

Some species will die off due to climate change just as some species always have died off due to climate change. This is not avoidable unless you think we can preserve Earth's climate exactly where it is for the first time in the planet's history.

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[–] RedditSucksNow 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

So basically, everything would be fine. We'd lose a few cities, and some sad folks would have to move.

I agree with you that it's a lot easier to relocate hundreds of millions of people and rebuild a trillion of dollars worth of buildings and infrastructure than it would be to reduce fossil fuel consumption.

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

GloriousChairmanPao. I think you are only taking the sea level as factor in your equation. Right now people are dying because of the excessive heat. Rain will fall in large quantity where there was not and not where we are expecting it. Temperature of oceans will increase and currents will change...It will be tough on marine life... witch we are feeding on at an exponentially increased quantity. By existential threat you probably mean all of humanity to die off. That for sure I don't know. I'm just thinking how dependent we are of our environment and how much of it will get fucked up.

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

That doesn't fit with anthropogenic alarmist guilt trips. Stop making sense.

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[–] RedditSucksNow 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Forest fires happen naturally. That doesn't mean that we should cause them more frequently than nature.

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[–] network_guy 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

So Florida is fucked and gone. Would it be so bad?

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[–] bobbob1016 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

As a Floridian, I'm torn. All my stuff is t/here...

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[–] pipedemon 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Time to get a real estate paper.

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[–] stabbymcgoo 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Why the fuck did they ignore Canada? They literally did every other continent in the world but ignore half of north america. Is Canada just safe?

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[–] ActuallyNot 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

They literally did every other continent in the world

I believe Antarctica is a continent too.

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[–] VivaFrei 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

They'll always be ice in Canada, eh.

*source: I'm Canadian.

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[–] voat-ist 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I think the general consensus is that in the case of global warming, Canada would be a much happier place to live. The people wouldn't have to huddle up to the southern most 20 miles and could spread out to all that unoccupied land to the north. Canadians should be driving the biggest cars they can find.

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

Canadians and Russians both.

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

Canada, in the event of cataclysmic situations, would often be a good place to be. Avoid coasts and permafrost then you are good. The earth is melting down?...lava everywhere...the Canadian shield will float in the middle- With Bruce Willis living on it. ( free dramatization).

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[–] toyhammer98 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

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[–] bobbob1016 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Kevin Costner lied to me! Also, is there a way we can get this WITHOUT all the auto-motion? It's hard to see what happens to some cities. As a Floridian, I know I'm moving, but the question is where should I buy property?

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

Interior Midwest doesn't look like it's effected at all. I live in MO so whatever. Besides you'll probably be long gone before it even gets noticeable anyway.

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[–] bobbob1016 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Hm... No floods, and GFiber? Maybe I should look in to this.

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[–] JJEvil 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Except all the hurricanes they will be getting there.

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[–] Firevine 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Apparently not Georgia. Though, I get to be on the beach like I've always wanted...hmm...

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[–] ActuallyNot 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Also lungs and gills derive from the same organ. The few species that have combined having lungs with being able to extract oxygen from water use a less photogenic solution: Butt-Breathing Turtle Now Critically Endangered

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

Hopefully it will stop California bitching about droughts.

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

Sweet, Australia gets a new pool!

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