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420chan is Getting Overhauled - Changelog/Bug Report/Request Thread (Updated March 20)
climate change by Frederick Trotson - Tue, 07 Aug 2018 05:17:20 EST ID:qv3Bs+v/ No.79191 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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How fucked are we? Are there any viable solutions? How will the world look like in 50 years? 100years?
Forgive me if this isn't the right board but i'm too hot to do a lot of effort.
Thomas Bublinghodge - Tue, 07 Aug 2018 09:05:37 EST ID:OdR7meD+ No.79192 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Right after reading your post, I came across this: https://features.weather.com/exodus/about/ . It's about the current/coming mass migrations due to climate change.

>Are there any viable solutions?
We're on the verge of crossing the point where geoengineering is the only viable solution. However, nobody really wants to do this because of how risky it is. There's always unforseen consequences, and if you're trying to engineer the global climate, who the hell knows what could go wrong. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_engineering

You could try being optimistic, like: after Trump is gone, america will come to its senses and take the lead in combatting climate change... But that's obviously not gonna happen. About half our population will fight any action on climate change, no matter what.
Martin Bardhood - Wed, 08 Aug 2018 16:42:21 EST ID:dl9lAnzN No.79195 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>How fucked are we?
Moderately fucked, but it depends on your definition of fucking. Certainly, the world will change. Almost inevitably, some parts of the earth that are now habitable won't be. There may be food crises, but that might be offset by a greening north (most of earth's land mass is in the northern hemisphere.) There will almost certainly be water crises unless we can improve desalination technology and fast.

However, unless in the process of that we start going crazy (as we are liable to do) nothing about that is an existential threat to our species. We would survive it...however, 90% of animal species probably wouldn't. I imagine the 22nd century will be kinda like the world of Blade Runner...animals and forests are something you read about in books and museums, while almost all available space is converted to high tech farms to eke out enough calories to feed the planet using the few remaining (probably insect) species for food.

Alternatively, the AI may take over during this century and put an end to all this nonsense before that can happen. That's our actual best case scenario.
Martin Drablingville - Thu, 23 Aug 2018 16:04:53 EST ID:quGHpYNb No.79220 Ignore Report Quick Reply
the solution is to first replace all of the GHG-producing crap with non-GHG-producing crap, particularly electricity generation (to solar/wind/nuclear generation with hydro/battery storage) and transportation (to battery electric), but also we need to deal with fertilizer, cement, landfills and cows, roughly in that order. only AFTER that is completed we can start fucking with aerosols or satellites or other weird ideas
Charles Codgefat - Thu, 23 Aug 2018 19:48:08 EST ID:dl9lAnzN No.79221 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Humans are the problem, so let's make 'inverse humans' to balance the equation and reach stability.

Humans are a carbon-based machine that chaotically pollutes the environment by consuming oxygen and organic tissue for energy and expels carbon dioxide and bacterial mats(poo.)

Our robot is therefore a silicon-based (silicon is much more abundant on earth than carbon) machine which runs an organized program to clean its environment, consuming carbon dioxide and bacteria to sustain internal bioreactors that exhale oxygen and produce sugar, which then powers the machine. Then we need 7 billion of them.

We're never going to make humans be better or more responsible, it's utterly futile to try to bet on some 'better angels of our nature' solution. We need to design something that, as it seeks it's own natural path of least resistance, naturally counter-weights our own natural path of least resistance.
trypto - Fri, 24 Aug 2018 17:56:41 EST ID:OdR7meD+ No.79223 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Sounds like you're gonna make photosynthesizing robots that consume humans for nutrients.
Matilda Blinderhun - Sat, 25 Aug 2018 17:16:45 EST ID:dl9lAnzN No.79224 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Well, humans aren't made of bacterial mats, so no, my suggestion was robots that consume human poop for nutrients and breathe human exhale to fix carbon into sucrose. Like all lifeforms, they would only engage in the behaviors they were programmed to do, so if we gave them the instinct to fear and obey humans, they would. However, even if they went out of control and killed off humanity, they would do more for balancing the ecosystem in that than we've ever done. From the standpoint of survival for life on earth, it's a win-win scenario.
Sophie Dreblingstock - Tue, 28 Aug 2018 20:23:45 EST ID:tILXSiV3 No.79225 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I want to see a movie where those things evolve to eat humans.
Phineas Sindernudge - Mon, 15 Oct 2018 20:15:20 EST ID:qoflDW9i No.79244 Ignore Report Quick Reply
sorry there's no upcoming planetary cataclysm, just more fearmongering to promote idiotic carbon cap and trade schemes to keep
this bogus global financial ponzi system running.
Phineas Sindernudge - Mon, 15 Oct 2018 20:16:04 EST ID:qoflDW9i No.79245 Ignore Report Quick Reply
sorry there's no upcoming planetary cataclysm, just more fearmongering to promote idiotic carbon cap and trade schemes to keep
this bogus global financial ponzi system running.
Martha Fummerdale - Tue, 16 Oct 2018 19:09:28 EST ID:dl9lAnzN No.79246 Ignore Report Quick Reply
sorry this is a science board no one is gonna bite for your bogus global big oil ponzi scheme, read a book read a book read a motherfuckin book ya gashill
Fuck Mubberstone - Tue, 20 Nov 2018 21:37:29 EST ID:X+zhyYNN No.79280 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>after Trump is gone

How about we build a railgun and use the Earth's curvature to snipe that useless fatfuck straight through the everything with a tungsten bar moving at several times the speed of sound?
Hedda Gallerseg - Thu, 29 Nov 2018 15:37:36 EST ID:v7HwwHvm No.79288 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Climate Change is low IQ ecology
William Mizzlehood - Fri, 07 Dec 2018 14:12:36 EST ID:H2dReURr No.79296 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Because Trump already has a death ray and is the one signing off on development of the railguns. Duh, maybe if you didn't rely on the MSM for news you'd know this.
James Sinkinpod - Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:09:48 EST ID:5yccGinj No.79297 Ignore Report Quick Reply
California just mandated solar panels and solar power for all new homes

everyone doing that would be easy if they decided to, but our world is controlled by evil oilmoney makers OP.
Caroline Sembledotch - Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:30:02 EST ID:dl9lAnzN No.79299 Ignore Report Quick Reply
But solar isn't a good renewable alternative everywhere. And why put the onus on homeowners instead of power companies?
Martin Worthingshaw - Tue, 11 Dec 2018 04:15:35 EST ID:H2dReURr No.79301 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It's a method of slowing the collapse of the housing bubble. This significantly raises the cost of constructing new homes, in a way that the scales are entirely fucked against cheaper homes. It's a means of market manipulation.

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