Is it too late to reverse the effects of climate change?

#1 Posted by gamerguru100 (10647 posts) -

It's pretty much agreed that climate change is a real and legitimate problem that needs action taken against it. Almost all scientists and anyone with a functioning brain cell knows if we don't find a way to sustain ourselves, we're gonna be in a world of hurt before the century is up. However, we've damaged the Earth with rampant pollution, deforestation, carbon dioxide emissions, and accelerating extinctions. Has the damage already been done? Is it too late even if we act before the year ends?

#2 Posted by Master_Live (14785 posts) -

@gamerguru100 said:

Is it too late even if we act before the year ends?

What?

#3 Posted by gamerguru100 (10647 posts) -

@Master_Live said:

@gamerguru100 said:

Is it too late even if we act before the year ends?

What?

Are the effects and damage done from man-made climate change so bad that we can't reverse the effects from showing up in the future, even if we started trying before the end of the year?

#4 Edited by deeliman (2440 posts) -

This won't be pretty...

#5 Posted by gamerguru100 (10647 posts) -

@deeliman said:

This won't be pretty...

Unlikely considering there is barely any traffic. Had I posted this a few years ago, it would probably have 20 or 30 replies by now.

#6 Posted by Master_Live (14785 posts) -

@gamerguru100 said:

@Master_Live said:

@gamerguru100 said:

Is it too late even if we act before the year ends?

What?

Are the effects and damage done from man-made climate change so bad that we can't reverse the effects from showing up in the future, even if we started trying before the end of the year?

Dude, if that is the cut off date we are fucked. I mean, Australia just repealed its carbon tax which it is seen as a blow for climate talks next year.

#7 Posted by gamerguru100 (10647 posts) -

@Master_Live said:

@gamerguru100 said:

@Master_Live said:

@gamerguru100 said:

Is it too late even if we act before the year ends?

What?

Are the effects and damage done from man-made climate change so bad that we can't reverse the effects from showing up in the future, even if we started trying before the end of the year?

Dude, if that is the cut off date we are fucked. I mean, Australia just repealed its carbon tax which it is seen as a blow for climate talks next year.

Alright...uh...next five years then. :P

#8 Posted by Aljosa23 (25111 posts) -

@deeliman said:

This won't be pretty...

Yeah. I eagerly await the armchair climatologists who will bring out "the earth changes climate every thousands of year" spiel. It never gets old.

#9 Posted by Serraph105 (28143 posts) -
@Aljosa23 said:

@deeliman said:

This won't be pretty...

Yeah. I eagerly await the armchair climatologists who will bring out "the earth changes climate every thousands of year" spiel. It never gets old.

but it's true, it's also true that these climate "experts" don't take this incredibly basic knowledge into account when making their far fetched predictions of the future.

#10 Posted by deeliman (2440 posts) -

@Aljosa23 Who is that user again that only shows up for gw threads and post graphs that dispute his own points? It's always hilarious seeing him trying to argue against gw

#11 Edited by Master_Live (14785 posts) -

@gamerguru100 said:

@Master_Live said:

@gamerguru100 said:

@Master_Live said:

@gamerguru100 said:

Is it too late even if we act before the year ends?

What?

Are the effects and damage done from man-made climate change so bad that we can't reverse the effects from showing up in the future, even if we started trying before the end of the year?

Dude, if that is the cut off date we are fucked. I mean, Australia just repealed its carbon tax which it is seen as a blow for climate talks next year.

Alright...uh...next five years then. :P

Nah, it won't be too late but I don't expect too much of a change to be honest. People need dramatic examples to shake them out of apathy and we can't do that as Bruce Wayne.

Things will get worse and then after people learn that to reverse the effects it might take 20, maybe 50, maybe 100 or more years then people will get discourage and say what the fuck?

Most will adapt, after all, people getting fucked over on the coasts are too far to care for anyway: "just move dammit!". More hurricanes? Get insurance. More droughts? Rationing. More wild fires? No picnic. They will adapt.

You will learn how insidious apathy can be, some will live and some will die and the world will just go 'round and 'round.

#12 Posted by evildead6789 (7874 posts) -

@gamerguru100 said:

It's pretty much agreed that climate change is a real and legitimate problem that needs action taken against it. Almost all scientists and anyone with a functioning brain cell knows if we don't find a way to sustain ourselves, we're gonna be in a world of hurt before the century is up. However, we've damaged the Earth with rampant pollution, deforestation, carbon dioxide emissions, and accelerating extinctions. Has the damage already been done? Is it too late even if we act before the year ends?

I already said we need a new world order

#13 Posted by The_Last_Ride (72255 posts) -

If we continue to invent and make people buy cars like Tesla and go over to a more eco friendly way of being good to the enviroment, then i don't see why not. But i am not optimistic

#14 Posted by chaoscougar1 (36824 posts) -

@Master_Live said:

@gamerguru100 said:

@Master_Live said:

@gamerguru100 said:

Is it too late even if we act before the year ends?

What?

Are the effects and damage done from man-made climate change so bad that we can't reverse the effects from showing up in the future, even if we started trying before the end of the year?

Dude, if that is the cut off date we are fucked. I mean, Australia just repealed its carbon tax which it is seen as a blow for climate talks next year.

Yeah
Sozz

#15 Edited by PurpleLabel (302 posts) -

@gamerguru100 said:

It's pretty much agreed that climate change is a real and legitimate problem that needs action taken against it. Almost all scientists and anyone with a functioning brain cell knows if we don't find a way to sustain ourselves, we're gonna be in a world of hurt before the century is up. However, we've damaged the Earth with rampant pollution, deforestation, carbon dioxide emissions, and accelerating extinctions. Has the damage already been done? Is it too late even if we act before the year ends?

#16 Edited by johnd13 (8208 posts) -

I'm not an expert but I don't see the damage completely reversed. It would take a tremendous amount of effort and humanity isn't the most trustworthy race right now lol. Even so it's not too late to start taking care of our planet.

#17 Posted by MrGeezer (56513 posts) -

@gamerguru100 said:

It's pretty much agreed that climate change is a real and legitimate problem that needs action taken against it. Almost all scientists and anyone with a functioning brain cell knows if we don't find a way to sustain ourselves, we're gonna be in a world of hurt before the century is up. However, we've damaged the Earth with rampant pollution, deforestation, carbon dioxide emissions, and accelerating extinctions. Has the damage already been done? Is it too late even if we act before the year ends?

So, are you trying to start a new trend here? Now instead of "manmade climate change is hogwash", now it's "oops, we were wrong; but it's too late now, so no point in making any changes"?

#18 Posted by foxhound_fox (88658 posts) -

Yes, but long-term solutions should be the primary goal. Battery technology will only go so far and alternative fuels that don't rely on the grid will be the proper replacement for petroleum as a fuel.

#19 Edited by Gaming-Planet (14022 posts) -

It'll reverse itself once the damage is done. There really is nothing to worry about, other than unpleasant changes and economy getting destroyed in farm lands. Climate will change even without us, we just accelerate changes.

#20 Posted by udUbdaWgz1 (631 posts) -

lol, well, since, mankind hasn't impacted the earth's climate in any meaningful way and the entire "climate change" farce created by fools is provably debunked by their own words, then, no, it's not too late to reverse your indoctrinated mind and stop following the other sheep.

#21 Posted by gamerguru100 (10647 posts) -

@MrGeezer said:

@gamerguru100 said:

It's pretty much agreed that climate change is a real and legitimate problem that needs action taken against it. Almost all scientists and anyone with a functioning brain cell knows if we don't find a way to sustain ourselves, we're gonna be in a world of hurt before the century is up. However, we've damaged the Earth with rampant pollution, deforestation, carbon dioxide emissions, and accelerating extinctions. Has the damage already been done? Is it too late even if we act before the year ends?

So, are you trying to start a new trend here? Now instead of "manmade climate change is hogwash", now it's "oops, we were wrong; but it's too late now, so no point in making any changes"?

I never said there was no point in make changes. I'm asking if the long term consequences of climate changes are inevitable even if we try making changes.

#22 Posted by gamerguru100 (10647 posts) -

@udubdawgz1 said:

lol, well, since, mankind hasn't impacted the earth's climate in any meaningful way and the entire "climate change" farce created by fools is provably debunked by their own words, then, no, it's not too late to reverse your indoctrinated mind and stop following the other sheep.

You're either a troll or an idiot. I really hope you're just a troll.

#23 Posted by seahorse123 (1228 posts) -

Global Warming is a myth made by the globalists to try to introduce their Carbon Tax, they blame global warming on the fact there are 7 billion people on this planet and they want the population to be reduced by 80% so they blame us and try and make us feel like we are scum so we will submit to their New World order.

#24 Edited by JimB (239 posts) -

Climate change is not been adopted by everyone many in the science community do not agree. The planets climate has changed many time in its history. As far as man made climate change there are too many things not accounted for in the conclusion. To be honest with you I think it is a lot of crap. It is all based on computer models with selective data being entered to arrive at a desired conclusion. There is no empirical science to support man made climate change or determine what the climate is supposed to be actually at any given time.