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Dingo
#1 Posted : Saturday, December 27, 2014 1:55:57 AM(UTC)
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For all the jumping up and down about getting off fossil fuel there seems to be no break in the relentless rise in CO2.



Is a little focus on population in order? The amount of tub thumping by the various technofixers doesn't seem to be producing the desired effects. Just maybe the population is outrunning their solutions.

In addition it is hard to find any serious projections that have the world using much less fossil fuel in 2050 than we use now. For example.

Val
#2 Posted : Saturday, December 27, 2014 8:46:57 AM(UTC)
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Yes, time is running out quickly to reverse course. There is a strong tendency to not do enough in time.
Many think fracking is the best thing since potato chips, toxics leaking, and methane leaking do not have an immediate effect felt, so all is OK.
Of course, we know the root driver is overpopulation, and if everyone went green there still would not be enough resources and the pollution is already far too great. Soil and aquifer water lost for thousands of years or more, plastic in a toxic brew ocean some of which takes 50K years to break down, and nuclear waste that could have been used in Gen IV still needing several hundred thousand years to naturally detoxify.
Humans have disrupted the natural ice age cycle, and are close to causing a very long period of thermal max and recovery, if there even is a recovery.
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