Comments on: The reality of global warming: We’re all frogs in a pot of slowly boiling water http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/08/07/before-the-century-ends-it-may-be-too-hot-for-people-to-work-outside/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: BruceWilds http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/08/07/before-the-century-ends-it-may-be-too-hot-for-people-to-work-outside/#comment-1095641 Fri, 14 Aug 2015 03:27:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42583#comment-1095641 In a sane world sustainability would be a much higher priority. The issue extends beyond climate change. Sustainability means planning our future in a way that we do not set ourselves up to crash and burn at some future date. Long-term planning has not been something politicians excel at or are even good at. Our system is geared at getting politicians reelected and fulfilling the most pressing needs of today.

Things like profit, greed, and quenching our unrelinquishing desire for growth are placed in front of longer term issues and needs. Mapping out a logical and sustainable long-term plan requires delving into some rather hefty philosophical questions like what brings real happiness. (This is not an endorsement of the carbon tax as much as a call for better planning and less waste) More on this important topic in the article below.

http://brucewilds.blogspot.com/2014/04/p lanning-sustainable-future-for-mankind.h tml.

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By: VictorJP http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/08/07/before-the-century-ends-it-may-be-too-hot-for-people-to-work-outside/#comment-1094873 Tue, 11 Aug 2015 08:17:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42583#comment-1094873 The cold kills much more people then heat, why nothing on this? A slightly warmer world will probably kill less people.
Every decade viewer people die from extreme weather events, why nothing on this? A growing economy and using fossil fuels to strengthen our defences, build shelters and expand emergency response will probably decrease deaths further.

And why the need to inject the word science or scientist in every paragraph, you are presenting facts, an appeal to autority, ad verecundiam is a logical fallacy.

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/08/07/before-the-century-ends-it-may-be-too-hot-for-people-to-work-outside/#comment-1094683 Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:04:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42583#comment-1094683 Record highs now outnumber record lows 10:1. So that’s….. a kind of warming. It’s happening.

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By: Adeelashraf http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/08/07/before-the-century-ends-it-may-be-too-hot-for-people-to-work-outside/#comment-1094659 Mon, 10 Aug 2015 10:00:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42583#comment-1094659 Good day, I have for the first time able to understand the impact of global warming. Thank you for simplified and well written article. We all need to keep a cool head and make joint efforts before its too late.

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By: UauS http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/08/07/before-the-century-ends-it-may-be-too-hot-for-people-to-work-outside/#comment-1094270 Sun, 09 Aug 2015 02:34:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42583#comment-1094270 “In Europe, heat waves like the 2003 event…killed 70,000 people…” The Nature knows better how to solve our problems.

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By: benwelgoed http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/08/07/before-the-century-ends-it-may-be-too-hot-for-people-to-work-outside/#comment-1094074 Sat, 08 Aug 2015 15:55:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42583#comment-1094074 Cute finishing touch: “we can’t tell future generations that we didn’t know the risks.”
Definitely true if you mean ‘in person’, but for those who are looking for an innocent legacy: ‘The boat has sailed’, ‘the record exists’ or whatever other slur people need, but clearly, we have been warned time and again. The fact that we’re still sitting on the fence staring like said frogs at the expanding seawater has been noted.
But who are we kidding here: It’s not about our future ‘reputation’. When we’re all long gone that has clearly no influence over us. It hardly has influence on us what is happening currently with thousands of people being displaced and migrating as a result, arguably related to a changing climate. And as of yet, we’re not even talking about large areas getting flooded due to the seawater’s thermal expansion, but that could be next.

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By: AbelAdamski http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/08/07/before-the-century-ends-it-may-be-too-hot-for-people-to-work-outside/#comment-1094071 Sat, 08 Aug 2015 14:32:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42583#comment-1094071 jyy
The issue with population as can be observed in the developed world where populations are falling due to the older generation being secure and better life outcomes for offspring etc. Once that is also the experience in the developing world that problem solves itself.
The real problem then is the economic structure that is dependent on constant growth when population thus customer numbers are falling.

Permafrost melt theory, I suggest you find out some facts.
In fact in those fierce blazes they were worsened by the methane and in fact in Alaska, and even Siberia, the ground (melted permafrost ) was actually burning.

The global atmospheric methane concentration is rising, the methane levels in the Arctic have been peaking at high levels

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By: jackwolf http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/08/07/before-the-century-ends-it-may-be-too-hot-for-people-to-work-outside/#comment-1094070 Sat, 08 Aug 2015 14:04:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42583#comment-1094070 I don’t know about you, but I intend to go down fighting. So, I’ve decided to join others in the “Pope Francis, We’ve Got Your Back” action on the Mall Thursday, September 24th. That’s the day the Pope will address the Congress. I’m no longer Catholic, more Unitarian then anything, but know the urgency of the problem.

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By: Flash1022 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/08/07/before-the-century-ends-it-may-be-too-hot-for-people-to-work-outside/#comment-1094062 Sat, 08 Aug 2015 12:09:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42583#comment-1094062 The difficulty that needs a resolution is the transfer of wealth from the fossil fuel industry to energy conservation and renewable energy either preferably by pricing fossil fuels to reflect C emissions cost on health care,deaths, tax payer subsidies, etc., or regulation.

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By: jackdanielsesq http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/08/07/before-the-century-ends-it-may-be-too-hot-for-people-to-work-outside/#comment-1094058 Sat, 08 Aug 2015 09:36:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42583#comment-1094058 Maybe UN should advocate birth control instead of tax-theft …. oh, my bad … what a no-brainer

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