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  1. 20 Apr '16 14:20
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/earthnews/6350795/World-has-less-than-five-years-to-stop-uncontrollable-climate-change-WWF.html

    So within 5 years, if government around the globe does not curb carbon emissions dramatically, then nothing we do will stop run away global warming.

    So let's say that 5 years passes without the uber dramatic legislation and we loose all hope. Can we go back to burning cheap coal?
  2. Subscriber Wajoma
    Die Cheeseburger
    20 Apr '16 14:28
    Originally posted by whodey
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/earthnews/6350795/World-has-less-than-five-years-to-stop-uncontrollable-climate-change-WWF.html

    So within 5 years, if government around the globe does not curb carbon emissions dramatically, then nothing we do will stop run away global warming.

    So let's say that 5 years passes without the uber dramatic legislation and we loose all hope. Can we go back to burning cheap coal?
    They keep adjusting the point of no return whodey. They need to make it just far enough into the future that there's enough time to bring the regulation raining down on us, but not so far that the panic and drama can't be amped up.
  3. 20 Apr '16 14:31
    Originally posted by Wajoma
    They keep adjusting the point of no return whodey. They need to make it just far enough into the future that there's enough time to bring the regulation raining down on us, but not so far that the panic and drama can't be amped up.
    Science denier!
  4. Standard member shavixmir
    Guppy poo
    20 Apr '16 14:37
    Daily telegraph....
  5. 20 Apr '16 14:54 / 1 edit
    Just remember, vote Dim or we are all doomed!

    Our only salvation is taxation.

    Pretty catchy. Maybe Hilldog should use it in her campaign.
  6. 20 Apr '16 15:02
    We already passed the point of no return, since that article was written in 2009.
  7. 20 Apr '16 15:19
    Originally posted by Teinosuke
    We already passed the point of no return, since that article was written in 2009.
    So why not just leave the coal burners alone?

    Why not just let us live what time we have in peace?
  8. 20 Apr '16 18:55
    “Mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.” Woody Allen

    I choose extinction. No one likes a whiner.
  9. Standard member apathist
    looking for loot
    20 Apr '16 19:43
    Ha ha all a big joke. Just keep the bread and circuses coming tyvm.
  10. 20 Apr '16 19:53
    Originally posted by apathist
    Ha ha all a big joke. Just keep the bread and circuses coming tyvm.
    It is articles like this that is making the issue a circus, not me. Articles like this are designed to stir people in the short term by making them believe that if they don't act now, the world will end. Well 5 years has come and gone, and according to the article we are now all doomed regardless.

    Playing Chicken Little is not only annoying, it destroys credibility.
  11. 21 Apr '16 00:46
    Originally posted by whodey
    So why not just leave the coal burners alone?

    Why not just let us live what time we have in peace?
    Yeah, the article didn't actually claim the world was going to end. It claimed there would be catastrophic climate change. How about we take what steps we can so that the catastrophe is smaller than it otherwise would be?
  12. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    21 Apr '16 21:37
    Originally posted by Wajoma
    They keep adjusting the point of no return whodey. They need to make it just far enough into the future that there's enough time to bring the regulation raining down on us, but not so far that the panic and drama can't be amped up.
    Ah, just like the religious nutters proclaiming the end day are here.

    No, Oh, wait, the end days are HERE.

    Crap, no, NOW I tell you, end DAYS ARE HERE!
  13. 21 Apr '16 22:01 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Teinosuke
    Yeah, the article didn't actually claim the world was going to end. It claimed there would be catastrophic climate change. How about we take what steps we can so that the catastrophe is smaller than it otherwise would be?
    I see. So the nagging will be for a smaller catastrophe.

    So the taxation for salvation mantra will continue.
  14. 21 Apr '16 22:02
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Ah, just like the religious nutters proclaiming the end day are here.

    No, Oh, wait, the end days are HERE.

    Crap, no, NOW I tell you, end DAYS ARE HERE!
    Well you have the religious and nonreligious saying pretty much the same thing, the end is near.

    What are the odds both are wrong?
  15. 22 Apr '16 05:01
    Originally posted by whodey
    Well you have the religious and nonreligious saying pretty much the same thing, the end is near.

    What are the odds both are wrong?
    The end happened on 12-21-2012. This is the afterlife.