Here’s a failure to comprehend video:
Do I dare comment? Of course I will.
“most of the change to come should be mostly within our ability to control”
This video is pure speculative hogwash. Hopium on steroids. This is another disappointing video that proposes to downplay the seriousness of the unfolding climate emergency.
His time frames are way off. For example, the Arctic is now (in the past few days) showing 50F temperature increases above normal, whereas he’s claiming the 2099 for a new average.
I’m not confused – I realize that the current “anomaly” is not the new average, but it’s ridiculous to claim that it will be another 83 years before these anomaly’s affect the average by 25F. The average is already ratcheting up faster and faster due to these anomaly’s.
Civilization is a heat engine. Emitting carbon is what it does and will continue to do, even under “renewables” (which aren’t renewable, probably one of the worst definitions in our vernacular).
“a 4°C world is unlikely beyond adaptation”
A poor way to express human extinction. It is already well known that 4°C is the end of civilization and probably human survival. The food support system will totally collapse and we all starve. Before that, we fight to death for what remains. That’s already begun.
There is no possibility of “keeping the total warming below 2°C” due to already triggered positive feed backs. Zero emissions today would still exceed this figure.
The carbon budget is bogus and based upon cherry-picked estimates and contributions. 55 billion tons of carbon will be emitted by drying / decomposing SOILS alone.
We do not have a two decade window for meaningful response. This estimate is also based upon limited assessments and ignoring triggered positive feed backs.
Nuclear is not low carbon. Stunning that this guy claims this (doesn’t understand cement production apparently).
Decarbonizing the grid – cannot be done by by hydro, wind, nuclear, etc., it all creates more carbon by virtue of how these technologies are built and maintained. And then of course, it gets worse, as energy consumption begets more energy consumption (carbon emissions at ever step / level).
Note how he claims that in “another 15,000 years we can expect to start moving into another ice age very gradually”. This is how disconnected this guy is from the actual science, which has reported that we have delayed any possibility for another ice age by 100,000 years due to our carbon emissions.
A global emergency exists already and these scientists are still not telling us except in misleading presentations like this.
The ‘saving civilization’ approach is the fait accompli approach that will guaranteed our extinction. The entire approach is human centric as emphasized by how these scientists think they can “manage” the biosphere for survival.
Quite simply, this is fucking insane. What angers me the most about this is the sheer hubris exhibited by bright minds. They never comprehend or question their own assumptions. It’s always more, disguised as it is as “preservation” (of what’s left) when it is already obvious that this cannot possibly work when humans keep practicing what they’ve always done for 300 generations.
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