The "Catastrophic" Climate Change Probability You'll Want To Know


As Donald Trump sends mixed messages about whether the U.S. will actually withdraw from the Paris Climate Accords, researchers at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography have come to a shocking conclusion about climate change.

In a new report - they say there is a 1 in 20 chance of it wiping out humanity - as in the human race - by the end of the century.

"The chance of 'catastrophic' climate change completely wiping out humanity by 2100 is now 1-in-20".

A 1 in 20 chance of the apocalypse is insanely high....

If we want to stop climate change before it's too late, we need to start listening to Dick Cheney.

Seriously - I'm not kidding.

Dick Cheney is a war criminal who should spend the rest of his days rotting in the Hague.

But we'll still need to take his advice if we want to stop climate change from ending human civilization as we know it.

He once said we should go to war with a country if there was just a one percent chance that that country was helping terrorists get a nuclear bomb.

Shouldn't we apply that thinking to climate change?

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Hoopster's picture
Hoopster 11 weeks 6 days ago
#1

Global warming is like the planet developing a FEVER in order to rid it of a virus that has infected it..... gonna drown some of us, roast others, turn our food growing capacity to the dustbowl again and open up the radiation hole for the remainder... Some superior being that is looking at our single cell real time in a giant microscope is going to marvel at how the system healed itself so quickly...

Maybe the dynos will have a better chance next time if they can coexist with the roaches. Been nice knowing y'all.....

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HotCoffee 11 weeks 6 days ago
#2

Personally I've had more than my fill of wars. We haven't even won the war on poverty yet. How long has that war gone on? At least since the Kennedy Administration.

Maybe we could reward good ideas instead...better battery storage, use hemp instead of trees. Good ideas don't require threats, people will do what works for them, bad ideas require enforcement.

Stop the Geo-engineering that is quite possibly causing climate change, not helping the climate. Even if you fix the climate, what about Fukashima? Now we have bombs going off in the Pacific Ocean courtesy of NK. Seems like killing as many fish as possiible is the goal now. Look at Texas spraying toxic poison to kill mosquitos...that will kill more bees and poison the people.

When there are no more fish & no more bees the climate won't matter.

Why does the Gov. always want to threaten people....oh never mind that's their excuse for more taxes.

War = misery & Taxes!!! Cheney's favorite things.

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Kend 11 weeks 6 days ago
#3

My problem with "climate change" is, like charitable organizations, foundations and religion they all have become big business. Hundreds of billions are made from them. Let's go back to the 70's and call it pollution. Then everyone would get on board.

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deepspace 11 weeks 6 days ago
#4

Great read, Hoopster! Entertaining but with the underlying caveat of hard truth.

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deepspace 11 weeks 6 days ago
#5

C'mon, Kend, get serious! "Anthropogenic climate disruption" (ACD) is not "like charitable organizations, foundations and religion ... [run as] big business." Nor can it be conveniently downgraded to a less alarming, more politically correct euphemism, such as merely calling it "pollution." That's like saying a nuclear bomb is just a big firecracker, kids, so please be careful.

ACD is a dire scientific reality not "like" anything else that one can possibly imagine. It is the defining issue of our times. Our children and all the children ever to be born will suffer the deadly consequences of our lack of action. Denial on this scale is selfish cowardice at its ultimate.

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Trump's Ex-clas... 11 weeks 6 days ago
#6

5% this century - 80% next century ...

we NEED to lose religion, get science, and just run the planet like we love it

the idea or personal wealth has to start taking a back seat to the common good ...

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randolphgarriso... 11 weeks 6 days ago
#7

First we do not have until the end of the century. We are past the point of no return already. Droughts, fires, floods, entire cities destroyed. The end is proceeding as planned. I am sure the rich are planning an escape to a space station orbiting the earth. I read that a big launch site is planned in texas where those standing in line can watch the space x rockets come and go. We need to make sure they do not leave the surface. They profitted from this problem, they can die with us!

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Riverplunge 11 weeks 6 days ago
#8

I mostly hear a lot of good answers here. If they "think" they are going to go somewhere on a spaceship they are idiots. In fact, I URGE THEM TO LEAVE IN A SPACE SHIP!! It will be funnier than the 3 stooges! The entire reachable distance even at light speed, is nothing but a desert. Space is mostly one huge desert. Air loss in the space ship is inevitable. Mars, not only has a dim sun, it is losing 1 litre a minute of air a minute to space, because it does not have a magentic field to deflect the tearing off of the atmosphere by the solar wind. The rich have made their bed. Let them lie in it.. I feel sorry for their naive kids who "think" they are going to live.

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changeX 11 weeks 5 days ago
#9

And may there be a 20 to 1 chance of AI etc. wiping out humanity as we know it by the end of the century. Oh, we can't foresee that far ahead. Keep shopping people, nothing to see here. Move along....

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Conq'76 11 weeks 4 days ago
#10

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changeX's picture
changeX 11 weeks 3 days ago
#11

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Jim-Evolutionary 6 weeks 6 days ago
#12

Tom, check this out, A new insightful article in Scientific American, Oct 2017: "The Roots of Science Denial, By Katharine Hayhoe, as told to Jen Schwartz." https://www.scientificamerican.com/index.cfm/_api/render/file/?method=inline&fileID=41EE5717-2425-48B2-8DF7DE77255F5E0C

Suprise--The root is religion and tribalism.

Love your show.

Jim

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