Oilpan4 wrote:It looks like the world has been warmer for the last million years or so until you realize that's a logarithmic scale.
Still clearly shows long periods of ice ages with brief warmups.
We looking at the same graph? From 250 million years ago to 3 million years ago the climate was warmer.
Oilpan4 wrote:Unless some one invents viable commercial fusion power that any country can build and make all fossil fuel power generation obsolete really soon china and probably india will take us to whatever the magic planet killing CO2 ppm number is.
And the USA has no part in this? Really??
The planet is safe. We are not.
Oilpan4 wrote:So the obstacles are:
Majority of voters are unwilling to pay for it, fake news scares people more than global warming and it would appear that people are more afraid of nuclear power than warming.
Missed a few. Federal flood insurance makes sea coast dwellers feel safe. We are paying for climate change already, $25 billion or so. Should we be subsidizing flood insurance? Sea level is already rising at a foot per century, will likely increase to 6 feet per century or more by 2100. And building up beaches. Costs money to keep dumping sand. Taxpayers fund all of this... And it isn't going to get cheaper.
Fires, drought and floods.. We pay a cost there already. Expect this bill to rise.
Voters are unwilling to pay? Looks like they are already paying, and will pay far more in the future, especially if we don't get greenhouse gas emissions under control.