Climate Change

Hello,

I discuss climate change in my latest blog entry here: https://yonkeysworld.wordpress.com/2021/05/01/zola-earth/ entitled “Zola: Earth”. I’m interested in hearing your feedback! ?

Its not so much a technological fix. Rather its a complete resharp on how society should function beginning with a planned economy.

Interesting… what do you mean by “planned economy”?

Opposite to a market economy

So you mean an economy with more socialism? I can see that happening actually, just based on how governments all want to cooperate on this issue.

just based on how governments all want to cooperate on this issue.
Hmmm, governments wanting to cooperate on reducing greenhouse gas emissions?

Let’s see how that’s been going,

https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ccgg/trends/

True, they haven’t made much inroads in the past, but this time it feels “different”. Biden’s ambitious goals forced other countries to match and compete. And the youth today care more about climate change than older generations.

I’m personally looking forward to the Climate Summit in November. Here’s what happened on Earth Day 2021.

True, they haven’t made much inroads in the past, but this time it feels “different”.
What feels different about it?

Not trying to be a prick, in fact would love to hear of something substantive changing in people’s attitudes, but don’t see it.

 

Sad grumpy me, all I seem to see is the momentum of increasing biosphere destruction, while our landing runway decreases.

Our expectations of ever more and better haven’t changed any.

Our ignorance and disregard toward our planet Earth and the evolution that created today’s world hasn’t seen any turn around, in fact delusional wishful thinking seems to be increasing.

How I wish I did see something promising out there.

I know, we’ll never destroy Earth or Life, but we can and certainly are destroying the complex biosphere we depend on for our survival. Earth will ‘recover’ in her sweet time.

Do you have Twitter? If you do and were on it during Earth Day 2021, you’d see what I saw.

Actually, I retweeted every promising environmental lead during that time. So, if you’re up for it, read my Twitter feed on April 22, 2021.

Actually, I retweeted every promising environmental lead during that time.
Why don't you retweet it here, instead of asking people to go to your website. This is not a social forum where anyone can post anything they like.

It’s not that difficult. Copy and Paste, with link to the science source. Not some unsubstantiated rumor. That’s when a meaningful discussion of the pros and cons can be engaged in without the usual trash thrown in.

 

There were literally hundreds of articles that I retweeted. It’s not worth my time or yours to redocument something that’s already documented.

But, the most promising results are here:

Earth Day 2021 itself was incredibly inspiring and filled with promise. The US pledged to cut carbon emissions by 50-52% below 2005 levels. Canada is aiming for a 40-45% reduction. The UK is pledging 78% by 2035, compared with 1990 levels. Even China, a massive polluter, wants to participate in the effort. Let’s keep this momentum going!
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It’s not that difficult. Copy and Paste, with link to the science source. Not some unsubstantiated rumor.
It's also not that difficult to click the link to my blog entry and actually read the last paragraph where I posted the urls.
@yonkey. It’s also not that difficult to click the link to my blog entry and actually read the last paragraph where I posted the urls.
The problem with that is that it makes us feel like we're nothing but your billboard.

 

We’d kinda like to see the discussions develop over here, at the forum.

Does that make sense?

 

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No problem, I’ll keep this in mind for future posts. ?

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Incidentally I participated in the first Earth Day as a bright eye’d science appreciating freshman in High School, so my perspective is torqued by a half century of watching deception win over facts, rationality, science and humanism.

I see. I guess the main difference between then and now is that I’m involved. ? I can help galvanize the general public into environmental activism, and I regularly connect & engage with world leaders/journalists/influencers on Twitter.

How much of an impact that will have remains to be seen. We’ll see what happens in November. ?

I for one am looking forward to your missive…:slight_smile:

Here’s something worth discussing as a possible game-changer: Green Hydrogen.

https://unfccc.int/blog/can-green-hydrogen-play-a-bigger-role-in-renewables

The disease of capitalism is rampant. So unless somebody can make money off of fixing climate change, it doesn’t stand a chance. That said, like yonkey, I have read a few things that hint at this being different just because of the economics of it, i.e. companies are starting to see a path for their greed.

Here’s something worth discussing as a possible game-changer: Green Hydrogen.

https://unfccc.int/blog/can-green-hydrogen-play-a-bigger-role-in-renewables


Excellent link!

I can also recommend David Pogue’s series on “How to make things” NOVA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uz6vDwePjlE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuQb-RrDGy4