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Planetary Crisis of Climate Change - January 24th 2016, 11:57 PM

2015 was the hottest year in recorded history (since 1880), raising by 1.62 degrees Celsius (which is significant according to scientists), and it became hotter by the highest margin in recorded history. The hottest year in recorded history before that was 2014.

According to the experts who study this stuff (scientists), it will only get worse.

It's great that we just reached an international agreement to reduce emissions, but experts say that it's not enough. We need to take immediate action, but yet we still have a major political party in America that lies to the people that there is still a real debate going on about climate change.

The only debate is in Congress... The scientists are virtually unanimous.
The reason why the republicans lie about this is simply because they are bribed by owners of oil companies, who make money by destroying the planet. It wouldn't hurt the economy in general, though, because more jobs will open up for alternative energy if we deal with the problem, as they already are, and alternative energy (like solar energy) is also cheaper in the long term.

We are already seeing the negative impacts of climate change now. There are people in third world countries who are losing their homes due to rising sea levels. It's not some thing in the distant future. It's happening right now, and it can be fixed, but unfortunately that's not economically beneficial to the corporations who control our government through legalized bribery.

But if we fixed that problem, how do you guys think that we should go about addressing climate change? I thought that the solution was reversing climate change, but I heard a very intriguing point brought up on a news show the other day.
Should we try to reverse climate change, or has the situation become so bad already that we should try to prepare for dealing with the consequences of it instead?

While I find the idea of preparing for it interesting, I still believe that we should try to reverse climate change, because it's likely that we won't be able to deal with the consequences.

What do you guys think?
   
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Re: Planetary Crisis of Climate Change - January 25th 2016, 07:46 AM

I don't think something like climate change can be realistically reversed. It has taken nearly 200 years to produce the emmissions and pollution required to deteriorate the situation the way it has been, and it has almost become part of nature, similar to some landfill sites developing into their own ecosystems and such.

At best it can only be stopped, but even that will be very difficult. People should focus on stopping it, and defending from it, instead of reversing it.

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Re: Planetary Crisis of Climate Change - January 25th 2016, 12:17 PM

I find it ridiculous that this is still being debated but I guess that's capitalism for you. Money matters more than the world we live on.

I think the main efforts should go into preventing it from getting any worse, and into protecting what we can from the effects of it. I don't know if it is even possible to reverse it at this point.


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