"We have ONE year.. ONE election"
Hansen on Global Warming: We have ONE year.. ONE election
[Or your KOmmie brains will fry.]
In 2006, the great climate scientist James Hansen famously said
[Something as "accurate" as his prediction about Midwest drought?]
"I think we have a very brief window of opportunity to deal with climate change ... no longer than a decade, at the most."
[He needs that same script for use in 2016.]
Since then, things have gotten much, much worse. The Arctic ice is melting faster than expected. CO2 emissions are accelerating. Global warming is accelerating.
[Don't forget about that drought in the Midwest.]
Hansen no longer stands by his estimate that we have one decade to turn things around. He now thinks that was too optimistic. Today, James Hansen told congress that we have one year.
[Translation: Elect Barack Obama or we all DIE!!!]
We have one year. One election.
[Elect Obama. Elect Obama. ELECT OBAMA!!!]
And simply winning is not enough.. we will need radical changes in policy.
[TRANSLATION: We need Global Warming as an excuse to institute socialism.]
And if we lose...
[You will be joining the Heavens Gate cult aboard the Mother Ship. And now to the rest of the KOmmies...]
Most coverage has focussed on his statement that oil CEOs should be prosecuted. This is interesting, but I think misses the point of his testimony.
[Thanx for that confirmation that Hansen is indeed a leftwing loon.]
It's time to stop Climaticide and that means working for justice as well as having the right policies. Without justice there will be cynicism and cynicism plays into the hands of the denialists and the tactics of disinformation.
[LOL! "Climaticide." I definitely have to file that word away with "Freudenschade."]
The warming of the Arctic is beginning to look irreversible. There are positive feedbacks that are amplifying inputs. Sea ice melting is causing more warming and more warm Atlantic water flowing into the Arctic.
[Gee! Then how is it that we can still watch Ice Road Truckers who drive right over the frozen Arctic ocean?]
Republican ideology will block any meaningful. Climate related reform into the foreseeable future. We all might as well accept extinction because nothing will change in the USA in terms of politics. The only conceivable circumstance that might avoid extinction of humanity is if the oil economy suffers catastrophic and irreversible loss. Which, given Republican Rapturist ideology, is always possible via warmongering, most likely Iran. Even the complete melting of Greenland won't stop the greed and selfishness of Republicans.
[EVIL Republicans!!! It's all their fault! So much for that hype about Global Warming being a non-partisan issue.]
He seems to be mixing a bunch of stuff. One moment, it is "99% certain." The next he's saying there will be 2-meter sea level rise this century, which is certanly not in IPCC projections.
[Don't stop Hansen. He's on a roll.]
Considering that we will not take power for 7 more months - we have a little problem here.
[Which will pale in comparison to the HUGE mental problem you will have in 7 months if you do NOT take power.]
Hansen's superlative reputation makes his increasingly edgy statements deeply disturbing.
[Yeah. I found his statements about Midwest drought deeply disturbing.]
For a bunch of fear-based weenies, I don't understand why the deniers aren't more scared, really.
[I'm sooooo frightened about Hansen's incredibly accurate predictions about drought in the Midwest.]
When they try to argue that climate scientists are "bought off" by the environmental lobby. Like there's big, big money in environmentalism. These guys are geniuses.
[Al Gore seems to be making a pretty penny in selling Carbon Credit indulgences.]
Also accept the fact that this century will see a human dieoff to the tune of about three billion excess deaths. The best we can do at this point is preserve accumulated knowledge and the values that go along with reducing rather than increasing violence over time. What we're headed for is a centuries-long dark age driven by the consequences of overshoot & collapse. There will be places that manage to preserve knowledge and an enlightened culture, but these will be relatively few and far between. You want to be in one of those places. Ideally a town with a small university, farming capabilities nearby, minimal risk of town-wrecking disasters such as tornados and earthquakes, and relative climate stability. Or sacrifice the "university" criterion and search based on the rest of those, looking for a healthy local economy with a mix of practical skills. Finding those places is difficult but that's what you need to do.
[I'm already picturing leftwing monks in small universities preserving our knowledge and culture on scrolls as, outside, rightwing yahoo redneck barbarians destroy civilization in their pickup trucks.]
If Obama loses the election say goodbye to Florida, NYC and any other coastal area.
I am sorting out what I think about Obama coming out today in support of corn ethanol. I was a little surprised, knowing that we have discussed here the disadvantages of using corn for fuel vs food.
[Just dump that contradiction down the Memory Hole.]
You might want to repeatedly view some Holocaust pics just for the exercise. To get you toughened up. Anybody under the age of 45 is going to see things before they die that will make them sorry they're not 75 today.
[Nobody is stopping you from entering the Mother Ship right now.]
I'm no skeptic. I'm a physicist trained in meteorology. I agree with much of what is written or quoted above but what Hansen has said and will say is mostly political rhetoric not scientific consensus.
I've been beseeching my parents to stockpile food for the last year, but they're generally dismissive of my concerns. What are the rest of you doing?
[Stockpiling DiGiorno pizzas.]
Anybody Have a Ranch In Paraguay that they can sell me?
[No but I have a bridge in Brooklyn I can sell you.]
I'm just glad I don't have any kids, so I won't have to look them in the eye when it finally hits home to people just how screwed we are and they start looking at those of my age and older and ask. "You knew! You saw this coming, and you did nothing! Why?"
[WHEW! Thank God you didn't reproduce!]