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A very dangerous threat, not a "cocktail hour curiosity"

BiteClimate change is not a "cocktail hour curiosity." It is a very dangerous threat. Our climate system is an angry beast and we are poking it with a sharp stick. - inspired by Wallace Broecker
Don't like big government? Then act now to solve climate change

Bite"I do not want the government telling me what to do. But, the longer we wait, the worse this problem gets...then you are going to see a lot of government interventions that you do not want to see at all." — Naomi Oreskes.
Drastic climate change is a conservative's worst nightmare

Bite"Under pressure from climate stress even the most robust constitutional democracy may find its character threatened. Faced with more stressful or severe frequent floods, people will become more accustomed to looking to central authority for aid and direction." - Brent Ranalli, writer for Globalist....
Think climate change is a bunch of hooey?  The Chinese do not

Bite"To my free enterprise colleagues -- especially conservatives here -- (if) you think it's all a bunch of hooey, the Chinese don't." — conservative Republican Rep. Bob Inglis.
Our new moon shot: Restore a healthy climate by 2070

Bite“We can restore the climate of the 1980s by 2070. It won’t require a miracle or big sacrifices, just the will and policies to do it.” — Peter Fiekowsky, physicist, business owner, and volunteer for Citizens Climate Lobby.
Is it going to be bad or horrifically bad? That's the scientific debate

Bite‘Is it going to be bad or horrifically bad?’ This is what the scientists debate, not it could be fine. Nothing like that.’ – Dr. Justin Wood, climate scientist
No longer 'Green vs Gold.'  Now 'Green = Gold'

Bite"There is a great market opportunity for innovation. We going to go from green vs. gold to green = gold."—James Bradfield Moody.
Send your kids down the bunny slope?  Or a ♦ ♦ ♦  run?

BiteWant your kids skiing down the bunny slope or the triple black diamond expert slope? This is our choice for reducing our global carbon emissions.
Continue drinking to avoid a hangover?

BiteContinuing to burn fossil fuels in order to maintain the growth economy is like keeping on drinking to avoid a hangover.
Einstein: compound interest is most powerful force in world.

Category:Extreme Weather
BiteSince 1950, the global percentage of dry areas has increased by about 1.74% of global land area per decade. That is 1.74% compounding interest, which Einstein calls the eighth wonder of the world.
You pay a premium for express delivery

BiteJust as rebuilding your house in a week would cost far more than rebuilding it slowly, so hasty remodeling of the global energy system would be very expensive. If we start later, we'll have to pay a catch-up premium.
Fossil fuel subsidies are a brake on emissions reduction

BiteIn 2010, 37 governments spent $409bn on artificially lowering the price of fossil fuels, according to the International Energy Agency. This makes fossil fuels cheaper and slows down the transition to low-emission alternatives.
Airbags save lives, biofuel saves carbon emissions

Category:Clean Energy
BiteA car with airbags costs more than a car without. Society decides how valuable those airbags are. Society can decide the value of renewable fuels.
Heads up!  Keep sewer pumps above rising sea.

BiteIn New York City, pumps at some sewage stations have been raised to higher elevations, and the city government has undertaken extensive planning.

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