B0ycey wrote:Well I would say you're safe from climate change as is everyone else on PoFo in terms of extinction Rancid so perhaps you can put the gun away.
Nonetheless I just compare the weather events today from just a decade ago and every year we are getting more drought and fires (as well as extreme rain). I just don't see how we can feed the world if this continues for another 100 years given drought causes arid farmland. This isn't even about rising sea levels or pollution anymore. It is about the ecosystem for our survival and although it should be obvious what is coming, because it is for the next generation to manage, politician leaders just don't want to put in the effort needed and basically are doing the minimum which isn't enough.
I think I recently saw that the temp. is rising 0.2 deg. C per decade. And, IMO, this will speed up fairly rapidly.
So, 10 decades X 0.2 deg C/decade is 2.0 deg. C increase in temp as a minimum, and more like 3 deg. c as it speeds up.
We are at 1.2 deg C above pre-insudtrial temps now. So, 1.2 + 2 = 3.2 and 1.2 + 3 = 4.2 deg C.
These temps are somewhat above when grain stops growing well and the harvest falls by (say) 50%. Society can't survive a 50% drop in food production.
Therefore, we have less than 100 years before most people die.
The Club of Rome report of 1972 "The Limits to Growth' is right on track for us to see the 90% die off it predicted.