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Granted, a little fuzzy statement, but in fact warming waters mean expansion, and thus ocean rise which we should worry about, no? - And In fact, we are all a little insane, acting as we have for so long.  we must learn better ways of thinking.  Read Yuval Harari. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century.

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I object to whoever added that information about Republicans, as if that could take care of everything. At least, identify yourself! We are all complicit in creating the current situation which is threatening our existence, and more important, the future of our grandchildren. We must all take responsibility for our actions.

We are not ALL complicit, only those who use their political power to prevent any action that will reduce our use of fossil fuels, and those folks are ALL Republicans. Look at what other countries have already achieved, and the only significant difference with the USA is they have NO REPUBLICANS TO STOP THEM.

 

If you continue to support with your vote those who will send your grandkids into the dystopic future the Republicans will guarentee by denying science and reason, then you become complicit.

 

Getting rid of the GOPs political power alone will not save our Civilization, but NOT getting rid of them WILL doom our Civilization.

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I object to whoever added that information about Republicans, as if that could take care of everything. At least, identify yourself! We are all complicit in creating the current situation which is threatening our existence, and more important, the future of our grandchildren. We must all take responsibility for our actions.
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"No longer will there be ice to reflect sunlight back onto the earth’s surface;"

 

That sentence makes no sense which indicates that its author is insane.

 

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@SylviaD812355 wrote:
The United Nations and the United States have recently published reports concerning climate change. Following are just two of them: 
 
  • Humans have twelve years to act, or we will exceed the 1.5 degree rise in the earth’s temperature set by the Paris agreement. Many scientists believe this figure is conservative. 
  • The Arctic ice is shrinking much faster than the IPCC (Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change) model predicts. A generous assessment of climate change is based on the model of a gradual warming of the seas. Some data suggest the Arctic, over the next five years, will be completely free of ice in summer. No longer will there be ice to reflect sunlight back onto the earth’s surface; instead, the sunlight will warm the dark ocean. In addition, a warming Arctic means a thawing permafrost that releases ancient methane—far more dangerous than carbon.
 
We are losing biodiversity at a rate seen only during mass extinctions. Since 1970, there has been a sixty percent drop in the number of vertebrates. This includes mammals, fish, birds, amphibians, and reptiles. Not only Monarch butterflies, but Insect populations in general have decreased dramatically, threatening our future food supply.  There are already many climate refugees in the world, and these will only increase as climate changes increase. 
 
These reports sound an alarm. We, as responsible elders, must attempt to understand what our young people are protesting, and act both individually and in our legislatures to do what we can to respond. 

The most responsible thing we can do is never again vote for any Republican for anything.

 

The GOP has already prevented any meaningful responce to Climate Change for 13 years, ever since they decided they must deny climate change exists because Al Gore got a Nobel Prize for calling attention to it in 2006.

 

Any group that petty and irresponsible cannot be given any political power if we are to survive as a Nation. There's only 12 years OR LESS to make some pretty drastic changes, and the Party of NO will continue to do everything in their power to do NOTHING. The only solution is to see they have no power.

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The United Nations and the United States have recently published reports concerning climate change. Following are just two of them: 
 
  • Humans have twelve years to act, or we will exceed the 1.5 degree rise in the earth’s temperature set by the Paris agreement. Many scientists believe this figure is conservative. 
  • The Arctic ice is shrinking much faster than the IPCC (Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change) model predicts. A generous assessment of climate change is based on the model of a gradual warming of the seas. Some data suggest the Arctic, over the next five years, will be completely free of ice in summer. No longer will there be ice to reflect sunlight back onto the earth’s surface; instead, the sunlight will warm the dark ocean. In addition, a warming Arctic means a thawing permafrost that releases ancient methane—far more dangerous than carbon.
 
We are losing biodiversity at a rate seen only during mass extinctions. Since 1970, there has been a sixty percent drop in the number of vertebrates. This includes mammals, fish, birds, amphibians, and reptiles. Not only Monarch butterflies, but Insect populations in general have decreased dramatically, threatening our future food supply.  There are already many climate refugees in the world, and these will only increase as climate changes increase. 
 
These reports sound an alarm. We, as responsible elders, must attempt to understand what our young people are protesting, and act both individually and in our legislatures to do what we can to respond. 
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