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Magtig
08-16-2012, 03:00 PM
If the earth sees a six degree rise, we will probably all die. This is what the new studies are predicting.

Rolling Stone recently published an article that will probably give me nightmares.

"Which is exactly why this new number, 2,795 gigatons, is such a big deal. Think of two degrees Celsius as the legal drinking limit – equivalent to the 0.08 blood-alcohol level below which you might get away with driving home. The 565 gigatons is how many drinks you could have and still stay below that limit – the six beers, say, you might consume in an evening. And the 2,795 gigatons? That's the three 12-packs the fossil-fuel industry has on the table, already opened and ready to pour.

We have five times as much oil and coal and gas on the books as climate scientists think is safe to burn. We'd have to keep 80 percent of those reserves locked away underground to avoid that fate. Before we knew those numbers, our fate had been likely. Now, barring some massive intervention, it seems certain.

Yes, this coal and gas and oil is still technically in the soil. But it's already economically aboveground – it's figured into share prices, companies are borrowing money against it, nations are basing their budgets on the presumed returns from their patrimony. It explains why the big fossil-fuel companies have fought so hard to prevent the regulation of carbon dioxide – those reserves are their primary asset, the holding that gives their companies their value. It's why they've worked so hard these past years to figure out how to unlock the oil in Canada's tar sands, or how to drill miles beneath the sea, or how to frack the Appalachians."

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/global-warmings-terrifying-new-math-20120719#ixzz23k07txrw

Wretchedest
08-16-2012, 03:14 PM
Yeah its been feeling more relevant than ever. What with the huuuge drought, the crazy hot weather.

Pretty depressing. Humanity is definitely not about to save its own skin either.

orestes
08-19-2012, 09:17 AM
It's funny how people are willing to accept the cold, hard truth of global warming only when faced with empirical evidence. Record high temperatures in summer? Must be global warming! Record snowfall across New England? Must be global warming!

allegro
08-19-2012, 10:49 AM
It's not called "global warming," anymore; it's called "climate change."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change

http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2009/01/28/0812721106.full.pdf+html

Pillfred
08-19-2012, 03:22 PM
So when are they gonna stop making Humvees? Or better yet 12.5oz bottles of coca-cola?

orestes
08-19-2012, 05:44 PM
Two things:
1) GM stopped production of the Hummer two years ago.
2) I have no idea what correlation you're trying to make between climate change and Coca-Cola.

But hey, you want to know what the biggest reason is for climate change? Factory farming. (http://www.fao.org/docrep/010/a0701e/a0701e00.HTM)

Iran_Ed
08-20-2012, 11:00 AM
I apologize if I come off sounding like a dick, but it's the year 2012 and we still have those who refuse to give groups of people their basic human rights. Does anyone here really think mankind could pull together to save a planet?

icklekitty
08-20-2012, 11:17 AM
The planet's going to be safe no matter what (Gaia will redress the balance); we're the ones that are fucked.

Iran_Ed
08-20-2012, 11:29 AM
The planet's going to be safe no matter what (Gaia will redress the balance); we're the ones that are fucked.

Maybe that's for the best.

Pillfred
08-21-2012, 09:58 PM
What i meant about the coke bottles is that do we need an extra .5oz container in a plastic (oil based product) bottle to add to all the other plastic bottles? It shows the mass ignorance of how wasteful we are. Same with individually wrapped hotdogs all the way up to hummers. Like I said in the last thread on this its this continuing apparent need to make shit purposefully that is going to be garbage in 6 months. I'm sure everyone recycles their cell batteries right? All this may seem rather elementary but again i think it shows the ignorance of seemingly everyone.

It's like this steel factory owner i saw talking about how he makes those giant windmills, and though they may a green form of energy he very much uses coal to melt all that steel that they then use to make those turbines. I think i now see what Gore was doing, trying to sell those carbon offset thingy's, he tried to bring some kind of profit base to the environmental cause, because until someone finds a way to make money of rectifying this mess, companies will continue to pay whatever fines they may have to pay for pollution assuming they are in a country that at least trys to enforce such laws. And to again echo what i said last time, we are most likely fucked, but yes, Gia will make it right once were all dead.

It's been fun, sort of... I think the saddest thing about all this is the seeming lack of interest in any of it. I mean shit censor the internets and we all join together, (while they sneak in a law that makes US citizens officially qualified for indefinite containment, though the patriot act did that already) but when it comes to saving the fucking planet we live on all you can get out of most people is a real life version of those internet memes stating, "....I give no fucks." Not to mention they now say they have found even more oil out west (ND) and that most of the state has oil they can leak out of the rocks. I don't see this trend stopping any time soon.

Wretchedest
08-21-2012, 10:55 PM
Yes plastics are a huge deal actually. Some large portion ends up in the ocean no matter what we do and the consequences are prettu deep. There was an entire exhibit about it at a museum ibdid some work for. Theres actually a texas sized island made exclusively of trash collecting out in the pacific.

The county recently passed laws banning plastic cups and bags, and taxijg people who dont hring their own shopping bag... its a start but doesnt deal with all the bottles, straws, etc.

Just one chunk of the bigger picture.

Corvus T. Cosmonaut
08-22-2012, 04:35 AM
Theres actually a texas sized island made exclusively of trash collecting out in the pacific.
Eh, not really. I kind of hate the way this thing has been characterized. A little pet peeve. It's certainly taken the American imagination by storm, but I don't see that this has been very effective in motivating more people to be careful and aware consumers that wouldn't be otherwise.

And the Pacific isn't the only one. Each of the five major oceanic gyres hosts its own collection of plastic debris.


The Patch is characterized by exceptionally high concentrations of pelagic plastics, chemical sludge, and other debris that have been trapped by the currents of the North Pacific Gyre.[2] Despite its size and density, the patch is not visible from satellite photography, since it consists primarily of suspended particulates in the upper water column. Since plastics break down to even smaller polymers, concentrations of submerged particles are not visible from space, nor do they appear as a continuous debris field. Instead, the patch is defined as an area in which the mass of plastic debris in the upper water column is significantly higher than average.

The “garbage patch,” as referred to in the media, is an area of marine debris concentration in the North Pacific Ocean. The name “garbage patch” has led many to believe that this area is a large and continuous patch of easily visible marine debris items such as bottles and other litter—akin to a literal blanket of trash that should be visible with satellite or aerial photographs. This is simply not true. While litter items can be found in this area, along with other debris such as derelict fishing nets, much of the debris mentioned in the media these days refers to small bits of floatable plastic debris. These plastic pieces are quite small and not immediately evident to the naked eye.

Myth: The Pacific Garbage Patch is twice the size of Texas.
Fact: It is impossible to measure the exact size of a gyre because it is a fluid system that moves constantly. But the fact remains that huge amounts of man-made debris accumulate there.

Myth: The Pacific Garbage Patch is like a big island of floating trash.
Fact: No vast island or blanket of garbage is visible in the North Pacific in aerial photographs or satellite images; the accumulation of trash here is like a chunky soup rather than a solid island of garbage you could walk across. Varying concentrations of debris occur in different places at different times; there are at least three separate spots in the North Pacific where currents cause large accumulations of trash. While rubber rain boots, toothbrushes, and food containers can be seen, much of the debris has been broken down by wind, sun, and wave action into tiny pieces that are harder to see, many of them plastic. Scientists skimming the water with fine mesh nets have discovered that in some parts of the Garbage Patch, while tiny marine life called plankton is still more abundant than plastic fragments in terms of numbers, plastic outweighs plankton six to one.

Wretchedest
08-27-2012, 02:17 PM
Right, i realize that its not EXACTLY island like, nonetheless a giant floating mass of trash and crap is pretty disturbing.

Magtig
08-31-2012, 05:42 PM
Wired just ran an interesting article on their front cover called, Apocalypse Not (http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/08/ff_apocalypsenot/all/), which basically runs through some of the major end of the world/pandemic scares we've gone through in recent years. It's a less alarmist approach to all the problems we're facing, and I thought it might generate some interesting debate. It's also not totally global warming (only a little, in fact), but it's chock full of end of the world scenarios.


So, should we worry or not about the warming climate? It is far too binary a question. The lesson of failed past predictions of ecological apocalypse is not that nothing was happening but that the middle-ground possibilities were too frequently excluded from consideration. In the climate debate, we hear a lot from those who think disaster is inexorable if not inevitable, and a lot from those who think it is all a hoax. We hardly ever allow the moderate “lukewarmers” a voice: those who suspect that the net positive feedbacks from water vapor in the atmosphere are low, so that we face only 1 to 2 degrees Celsius of warming this century; that the Greenland ice sheet may melt but no faster than its current rate of less than 1 percent per century; that net increases in rainfall (and carbon dioxide concentration) may improve agricultural productivity; that ecosystems have survived sudden temperature lurches before; and that adaptation to gradual change may be both cheaper and less ecologically damaging than a rapid and brutal decision to give up fossil fuels cold turkey.

orestes
09-18-2012, 06:55 PM
We're fucked. (http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/sep/17/arctic-collapse-sea-ice?intcmp=122)

allegate
09-10-2020, 05:08 PM
Necromancy because it's fucking wild out there people.

https://twitter.com/sarahlefton/status/1303786852013359104?s=20

The air here near Portland is terrible, I can't even imagine what it's like in California.

allegro
09-10-2020, 05:26 PM
Lake Michigan-Huron (they're really one big lake) is at a record high. It's totally nuts. We have had to spend MANY thousands in our area to fortify our houses against flooding over the last 10 years, and it's gotten worse and worse.

Everyone in my area has been battling flooding for decades. We have spent thousands on methods of flood abatement. Every time we get rainstorms, I get terrible anxiety. Every plumbing and sewer business is constantly inundated with calls and business.

An emergency flood team was created by our city, working with FEMA, in an attempt to address these issues; we have TWO rivers the run through our city, which constantly overflow, plus our entire area is based on heavy clay. While I am nowhere near these rivers, these rivers totally overwhelm our storm system. Also, we have a totally insufficient response to our flooding; our city should install storm drains on each property. They refuse, due to lack of funding. 65% of our tax dollars go to the school system. There isn't enough money to fund flood response.

After the flooding goes away, the drought starts. The lawn has been pretty much dead since July.

NONE of this flooding is covered by insurance.

Many (most) beaches on both sides of Lake Michigan are completely GONE. Breakwaters in the lake are nearly buried, now a danger to boaters. The "Chain O' Lakes" in Illinois is closed or "no wake" for much of the season due to flooding.

allegate
09-10-2020, 07:17 PM
https://i.redd.it/29pmpqr0udm51.jpg

allegro
09-10-2020, 09:46 PM
allegate, I hope you aren’t in danger.

I’m seeing Twitter friends in Oregon who are evacuating. It’s getting very scary.

Dryalex12
09-11-2020, 12:44 AM
The air is pretty bad here in Portland. Its very hazy and its getting really unhealthy.

Substance242
09-11-2020, 03:30 AM
"We're lying by the orange sky
Two million miles across the land"

Depeche Mode - Two minute warning (1983)

allegate
09-11-2020, 09:58 AM
@allegate (https://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=1739), I hope you aren’t in danger.

I’m seeing Twitter friends in Oregon who are evacuating. It’s getting very scary.
The worst we had was a 100+ fire just to the east of us but it was mostly brush and was contained fairly quickly, probably because it's not in a hilly area and was mostly farm land. The air though. As Dryalex12 says, the air here is terrible. I feel bad for all of the animals that are outside.

We are supposed to go camping today for the weekend and horseback riding tomorrow. I'm like 90% sure that's not going to happen. (10% is my wife is stubborn about trying to do something fun/family before the weather turns and, well, the weather may not have turned yet but the air certainly did. )

allegate
09-15-2020, 04:22 PM
Spoiler alert: we didn't go. Turns out that when the air quality scale runs out of numbers you really just want to stay inside. Luckily we already had a box fan here and I just happened to be at Home Depot when they were unboxing some filters so that was a break for the air inside the house.

I found out some terrible news yesterday. But first, some back story. Every year for the past five years* I've done Killer Fang bike ride** - https://visitestacada.com/cascading-rivers-ride/ - which starts in Estacada, OR and goes all the way to Detroit, OR on a very winding road through some truly beautiful scenery. Every year has been something different, whether it's heat, rain, and even snow last year. Froze my ass off going over the hill at that elevation. Anyway, this year it was cancelled because of the pandemic, though they were open to "maybe if the world is in a better place we can do something informally" four months ago; sadly that didn't come to pass because, well, you're aware of covid and rural responses to it.

Even more sad now though is that Detroit is basically gone and Estacada isn't faring much better. I am heartbroken by this. The event is a small one so it's very homey. You are given lunch at the halfway point on both days and meal tickets for dinner and breakfast so you get to know everyone involved. I saw a video someone posted and it was just her driving through Detroit and saying the names of the people who lived in the house she was driving by and telling/showing them it was gone. It was heartbreaking. I have several coworkers who live in the Estacada area and I haven't seen them online since last week, I can only hope that they are safely evacuated at this point.

https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2020/09/photos-oregon-communities-devastated-wildfires/616344/

I should be able to see downtown Portland from my office window, I cannot even see the buildings on the other end of the campus.




*Three years ago - almost exactly - it was canceled because of another time (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagle_Creek_Fire) that the state of Oregon was on fire.

**that map is only one way - from Detroit to Estacada - and that is a much easier ride as you're mostly going downhill.

MichaelHarris1950
09-16-2020, 04:52 AM
I don't deny the human influence on global warming, but it's not to that degree. I've seen plenty of research where in some places the temperature is rising, and in some it's lowering. The climate has been changing no matter who or what dominated Earth, but what we can surely do is stop wasting food, destroying nature and get rid of cars that smoke horribly. Simple things should work :)

d1stinct
09-16-2020, 10:10 AM
I don't deny the human influence on global warming, but it's not to that degree. I've seen plenty of research where in some places the temperature is rising, and in some it's lowering. The climate has been changing no matter who or what dominated Earth, but what we can surely do is stop wasting food, destroying nature and get rid of cars that smoke horribly. Simple things should work :)

The degree at which our actions are influencing, or accelerating climate change is the key to everything in regards to Earth and its climate.

In order for dinosaurs to thrive on this planet for millions of years, I personally feel like Earth, its inhabitants and its climate had to be in state of equilibrium, and when the climate did change, it happened much slower which allowed for most species to evolve. Hell, maybe the only reason the climate changed significantly was because of major meteoroid impacts or substantial volcanos/tectonic plate changes?

I've come to the conclusion that there's no way that 7.8 billion people can live on this planet without impacting the climate (unless of course all 7.8 billion of us consumed very little natural resources). Now, to what degree we're having on Earth's climate? Scientists have been predicting this for a while, we'll see if they were correct in a couple of decades, maybe sooner.

allegate
09-17-2020, 10:50 AM
so, you want to get incredibly pissed at a company today?

https://twitter.com/TubeTimeUS/status/1306359385656946688

allegate
02-16-2021, 05:57 PM
https://twitter.com/kurteichenwald/status/1361820009463304193?s=20

cdm
02-16-2021, 06:52 PM
Looks like he’s already resigned.

allegro
02-16-2021, 06:59 PM
so, you want to get incredibly pissed at a company today?

https://twitter.com/TubeTimeUS/status/1306359385656946688
How did I miss this post until now?

OH MY GOD!!

allegro
02-16-2021, 07:00 PM
https://twitter.com/kurteichenwald/status/1361820009463304193?s=20

What a dick.

botley
02-16-2021, 07:16 PM
How did I miss this post until now?

OH MY GOD!!
Yeah, that thread is absolutely wild.

allegate
02-16-2021, 08:44 PM
What a dick.


as I said on twitter:

"The weak will parish"? Louisiana, that's fightin' words.

MrLobster
02-16-2021, 09:44 PM
https://twitter.com/BritishPodcast/status/1361857140583895041

MrLobster
02-16-2021, 10:00 PM
https://twitter.com/RexChapman/status/1361861444569079809

fillow
02-17-2021, 04:41 AM
How did I miss this post until now?

OH MY GOD!!

There was Vice on HBO episode on California fires in 2018 that investigated basically the same thing: lots of fires and other bad stuff happens due to negligence from the power companies (and PG&E specifically) in regards to maintaining their infrastructure.

allegate
02-17-2021, 10:18 AM
https://twitter.com/BritishPodcast/status/1361857140583895041
Thinking about this some more overnight and seeing how bad it is in Texas, I cannot muster any empathy for him or his wife. He said what he said, the context was right there, and from his spelling I think he just doesn't understand what "taken out of context" even means as a phrase. Which to be fair to him I understand the confusion as it was beaten to death by the Trump administration and has reached semantic satiation at this point.

I know there's a bit of "you shouldn't threaten" but he started it by threatening an entire city so there's that whole "reaps/sows" thing.

no need for a new post for this. (https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-mayor-colorado-city-resigns-snow-20210217-la43qjf5dbeadnuz7jaa3mqgiy-story.html)

Short bit about the story but this is extra and made me laugh:

Tuesday afternoon, Colorado City shared an official Facebook post, warning residents to boil their water prior to using it. The post was met with a flurry of sarcastic comments.

“What sort of place has Texas become, I ask you, where government feels it has some sort of obligation to society and people at large!” one commenter wrote. “I say, drink and let the strong survive!”

allegate
02-18-2021, 10:02 AM
https://twitter.com/donwinslow/status/1362410386473975809

https://twitter.com/PadmaLakshmi/status/1362289449825165316

you know how they say "don't make fun of the people who voted for ____, it just strengthens their resolve"? We need to make fun of every single person who voted for the leadership that's in charge in Texas. Every person, every level. A real "fuck their feelings" moment.

side note: Is that his "don't hug me!" daughter on the left of that picture?

cdm
02-18-2021, 10:37 AM
He's on a plane back later this afternoon. The story is he accompanied his family to Mexico, stayed the night, and is flying back today. As one does. Easily provable by a receipt...so let's see it, Ted.

UPDATE: 1362447404310609921

What a fucking weasel.

allegate
02-18-2021, 10:41 PM
This Ted Cruz story just keeps getting more and more bonkers. it's so wild.

Ted Cruz’s Wife Planned Mexico Getaway To Escape ‘FREEZING’ Weather, Texts Reveal (https://www.forbes.com/sites/joewalsh/2021/02/18/ted-cruzs-wife-planned-mexico-getaway-to-escape-freezing-weather-texts-reveal/?sh=65f79b961569)

bobbie solo
02-19-2021, 03:55 AM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EuiWI_pWQAUZNNy?format=jpg

https://twitter.com/dave_schilling/status/1362480738180812800

https://twitter.com/morninggloria/status/1362431882386841609

https://twitter.com/MikalebRoehrig/status/1362486910418059268

https://i.imgur.com/PZzC6eh.jpg

MrLobster
02-19-2021, 12:23 PM
https://twitter.com/JimmyKimmelLive/status/1362797983155150854

allegate
02-19-2021, 01:46 PM
https://twitter.com/bullfish777/status/1362803901116780545

This is without a doubt exactly on par for capitalism.

https://twitter.com/RonFilipkowski/status/1362515223886848003

literally cannot wait for JJ to let loose this mortal coil.

cdm
02-19-2021, 02:37 PM
Regulation is the enemy, though.

bobbie solo
02-20-2021, 03:32 AM
https://media1.giphy.com/media/gIqusaeYxgSiY/giphy.gif

Harry Seaward
02-21-2021, 01:12 AM
That’s part of the reason why Bitcoin mining has a growing environmental impact. In 2018, Princeton Professor Arvind Narayanan estimated in congressional testimony that the Bitcoin network accounted for slightly under 1 percent of world electricity consumption — a bit more than the electricity consumption of the state of Ohio or the state of New York. Scientists writing in the journal Nature warned in 2018 that Bitcoin’s growth could single-handedly push global emissions above 2 degrees Celsius. More recent estimates found that the carbon emissions of Bitcoin mining “sits between the levels produced by the nations of Jordan and Sri Lanka.” The University of Cambridge Judge Business School’s Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index estimates that Bitcoin mining will consume more than 120 terawatt-hours of electricity globally this year — more energy than Argentina. (One terawatt-hour is equal to outputting 1 trillion watts of energy for one hour.) Researchers have also found that Bitcoin mining is more energy-intensive than mining both gold and platinum.

https://truthout.org/articles/bitcoin-could-push-global-emissions-above-2-degrees-celsius-scientists-say/

MrLobster
02-22-2021, 12:16 PM
https://twitter.com/leahstokes/status/1363649141218271232

allegate
06-09-2021, 03:47 PM
https://twitter.com/waltshaub/status/1402627105129746432

marodi
06-09-2021, 11:47 PM
^^^


https://youtu.be/6MP920xMC0Q

And obviously, that idiot has never watched Space 1999. I really need to watch that fantastic series again.

allegate
06-17-2021, 12:38 PM
https://twitter.com/SchwartzChron/status/1405361972716130308?s=20

allegate
07-15-2021, 02:37 PM
fire season's in full swing here already.

https://twitter.com/NOAASatellitePA/status/1414975860323635208

I can see those fires from my office and I'm north of Portland and only on the fourth floor.

benoïde
07-15-2021, 03:16 PM
My country (Belgium) is under water. While this can happen periodically (as is the case in lots of places around the world), the intensity of it and its consequences coupled with the industrialization of the soils, has devastating concerns.
Now half the country is flooded.

botley
07-15-2021, 03:35 PM
At least 58 have died in Germany from flooding, too, despite the 'early warning' European Flood Awareness System being deployed. Flooding is going to be much, much worse within the next ten years in North America too because, combined with the sea level rise from global heating, the moon's about to enter a phase of its orbit where tidal pull becomes more forceful on coastal areas (https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/moons-orbit-and-rising-sea-levels-will-cause-record-flooding-2030s-180978180/).

allegate
07-15-2021, 04:12 PM
I saw that news about the moon. it's like a story from an Austin Powers movie that Dr. Evil is making the moon wobble for one meillion dollars! but real. I had thoughts of Armageddon (the movie) action from NASA or whatever the private companies who are going to space decide to do to make the moon stop the wobble.

put a Weeble (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weeble) on one side, maybe?

botley
07-15-2021, 06:56 PM
I saw that news about the moon. it's like a story from an Austin Powers movie that Dr. Evil is making the moon wobble for one meillion dollars! but real. I had thoughts of Armageddon (the movie) action from NASA or whatever the private companies who are going to space decide to do to make the moon stop the wobble.

put a Weeble (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weeble) on one side, maybe?

https://i.redd.it/y94ff6vmjat01.jpg

allegate
07-16-2021, 01:27 PM
Seriously fucked up flooding in Germany and Belgium. At least 81 people missing.


https://twitter.com/joshuapotash/status/1416048065480364043


https://twitter.com/skynews/status/1415641361357975552


https://twitter.com/pollagarmiany/status/1415791258941988872


https://twitter.com/youranoncentral/status/1415988597400866820
holy hell, I didn't know it was that bad.

elevenism
07-16-2021, 03:03 PM
HA. I went outside today. And, its not hot s it is yester day.

global Warming IS a Hoex, an if your one of the people who sats its real, your a socialusm.

shade
07-17-2021, 07:01 AM
Well.. At least that headline of 1300 missing was put down.
It was due to cell network problems, and people could not be reached. However, still a lot of missing persons.

Last time it was this bad was in 2002 when the Elbe flooded, but this is way worse.
We've had a lot of rain recently. Humid summer so far.
Weirdly, it's not so much the usually affected rivers and areas. I guess they were prepared. It really was small innocent streams turning into 8 metre wide raging currents all of a sudden.

Fatalities expected to rise..

shade
07-17-2021, 11:10 AM
Well.. At least that headline of 1300 missing was put down.
It was due to cell network problems, and people could not be reached. However, still a lot of missing persons.

Okay, forget about that. Now they say over 3.000 missing persons reported. This is going to be bad. They can't all be in some emergency shelter cut off from family..

allegate
08-23-2021, 09:38 AM
https://twitter.com/NaturelsWeird/status/1429810155361693698

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E11vgTnXIAMaf9D.jpg

allegate
09-02-2021, 09:55 AM
https://twitter.com/richardhine/status/1433442230103121925?s=20

well I for one welcome the eventual Mega-City One Two, Three, and Four.

botley
09-16-2021, 10:18 AM
Hey, it's been almost 5 years since the UN Paris Agreement went into force. Good job on meeting your emissions targets... (checks notes) 1 out of 197 signatory countries (https://www.nationalobserver.com/2021/09/15/news/Gambia-Paris-agreement-goals-curb-warming)!

sick among the pure
09-16-2021, 03:41 PM
Hey, it's been almost 5 years since the UN Paris Agreement went into force. Good job on meeting your emissions targets... (checks notes) 1 out of 197 signatory countries (https://www.nationalobserver.com/2021/09/15/news/Gambia-Paris-agreement-goals-curb-warming)!


Is "like" an accurate way to reply to this post? Facepalm? Both?

We're fucked.