The Climate Change Conference is Basically a Joke

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Tue, Dec 1st, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

The Paris Climate Talks, which will emit about 300K tons of carbon, are nothing more than a 20 year-old soap opera. The fact remains, while different countries are looking for what's best for their economies, the trouble we are in is real.

Longer term, if emissions continue to rise unchecked, the risks are profound. Scientists fear climate effects so severe that they might destabilize governments, produce waves of refugees, precipitate the sixth mass extinction of plants and animals in Earth’s history, and melt the polar ice caps, causing the seas to rise high enough to flood most of the world’s coastal cities.

All of this could take hundreds or even thousands of years to play out, conceivably providing a cushion of time for civilization to adjust, but experts cannot rule out abrupt changes, such as a collapse of agriculture, that would throw society into chaos much sooner. Bolder efforts to limit emissions would reduce these risks, or at least slow the effects, but it is already too late to eliminate the risks entirely.

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