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FYI to any commenters who are going to use this opportunity to dispute the science on climate change: This resident climatologist is waiting for some code to compile, and has plenty of time to debunk you today. You've been warned.
Posted by wxPDX on November 20, 2012 at 2:55 PM · Report this
pfffter 2
Another depressing thing is reading the comments to that article. Full of climate change deniers. Pathetic. I don't want to live on this planet anymore, and from the looks of it, won't have to worry about anyone living on it in the not too distant future.

Posted by pfffter on November 20, 2012 at 3:02 PM · Report this
treacle 3
Does that mean I've lived through the Golden Age of Climate Change as well as the Golden Age of the Internet? Woo! hoo-- ooo... :(
Posted by treacle on November 20, 2012 at 3:04 PM · Report this
treacle 4
On the ahem brighter side of climate change... the CBC is reporting that climate change might be, you know, good for Canada.

I'm not totally convinced. But ya nevah knoo, eh?
Posted by treacle on November 20, 2012 at 3:07 PM · Report this
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People live in Alaska.
Posted by AK Rob on November 20, 2012 at 3:14 PM · Report this
Sargon Bighorn 6
So what! REALLY so fucking what? No one is changing how they live. America makes and sells cars cars cars. You drive a car I drive a car he she we they drive cars. Any idiot can state the problem. It takes a special kind of idiot to provide a solution. Okay now that the facts are out of the way, how about a solution. No, electric cars are not a solution. Cars are not part of the solution.
Posted by Sargon Bighorn on November 20, 2012 at 3:15 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 7
Could be worse. We could be like the UK, which is increasing GHG emissions by 26 percent in 2020, and not doing a damned thing.

The US - due to the strong actions of the 70 pct of the GDP in the efficient Blue States - is reducing GHG emissions - it's just the tax-subsidized welfare queen Red States that are increasing emissions.

The future is Us. Not them.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on November 20, 2012 at 3:21 PM · Report this
JensR 8
@6 Ride a bike? Improve public transport? Decentralize the urban landscape and mix in rural and urban areas to minimize transport costs. Put a ban on foods transported from too far off. Switch from planes to zeppelins.
Remove and ban the idea of "on demand shipping" with set time tables.
Improve environment friendly methods of energy "production".
Ban oil and then natural gas.
Employ a one-child-policy.

Lets just say that all the methods radical enough are kinda nasty at some point.
Posted by JensR http://ohyran.se on November 20, 2012 at 3:23 PM · Report this
Sargon Bighorn 9
#8 Some good suggestions, but one thing is left out. You did not mention ban cars and similar carbon burners. They are so much a part of society one may as well suggest we ban houses and microwave ovens.
Posted by Sargon Bighorn on November 20, 2012 at 3:31 PM · Report this
treacle 10
6, the solution is a reduced global population.
there currently isn't any fancy technology on the horizon, nor magical change in industry (and it's industry providing most of the CO2, of course, cars are less), and people are not going to ride bicycles en masse until gas hits $20/gal.

fortunately humans don't have to make the difficult choice on how to reduce the world's population, global climate change will do that for us.
Posted by treacle on November 20, 2012 at 3:51 PM · Report this
Sandiai 11
8. Also need to ban coal. And plant trees. And paint everything white. But, yes, fewer people would do it. Also, a large comet or asteroid strike to kick up dust for a few decades (ouch).
Zeppelins, I like. Paint them white too.

Here's a giant space mirror that blocks more infrared than visible light:

http://www.popsci.com/environment/articl…
Posted by Sandiai on November 20, 2012 at 3:57 PM · Report this
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None of that stuff will stop the glaciers from melting. None of it; not all of it; nothing. Drive your damned SUV; the time for bargaining is over.
Posted by sarah70 on November 20, 2012 at 4:12 PM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 13
If you drive a car on a regular basis I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for helping make earth a little less hospitable to human life. Thank you.
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on November 20, 2012 at 4:16 PM · Report this
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Allow me to nitpick by saying that nobody experiences mean global temperature, i.e. many individuals younger than 27 likely have experienced a colder than average month.
Posted by anon1256 on November 20, 2012 at 4:35 PM · Report this
mikethehammer 15
Following @ 14, this seemed a pretty poorly written article. I think 14's right in that the article is referencing global temperatures, but then presenting that map with everything localized is quite confusing. Further, the author doesn't state what he's basing his average off of -- is this just for years we've got data or was he using some previously sourced historical average? Not that it undermines the point, but it seems to suffer from poor presentation.
Posted by mikethehammer on November 20, 2012 at 4:49 PM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 16

Here in Fort Collins it is bright sunshine and tee-shirt weather!

Colorado the new California...
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://www.you-read-it-here-first.com on November 20, 2012 at 4:51 PM · Report this
Sargon Bighorn 17
#10 try telling a Heterosexual not to have sex, I dare you.
Posted by Sargon Bighorn on November 20, 2012 at 5:07 PM · Report this
Matt from Denver 18
@ 13, don't forget to thank third party voters for their contribution in the form of the George W. Bush presidency. If there was a point of no return, we passed it when he was in the White House.
Posted by Matt from Denver on November 20, 2012 at 5:48 PM · Report this
Delishuss 19
Keep beating that dead horse, Matt.
Posted by Delishuss on November 20, 2012 at 6:06 PM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 20
@19, it's all the troll's got. Wonder what he thinks about Obama still moving forward with the XL Pipeline?
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on November 20, 2012 at 6:18 PM · Report this
Delishuss 21
@20 I find it hilarious that he's blaming the party with environmental sustainability in their party name for global warming.
Posted by Delishuss on November 20, 2012 at 6:19 PM · Report this
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@14 Thank you, nothing undermines a good cause like misrepresenting data. Anybody naïve enough to doubt climate change and looking for holes is only going to be reinforced in thinking that (pick an enemy; scientists? the media? governments?) are trying to pull a fast one with their hyperbolic global warming headlines. Yes, the global temperature has only been above average for 332 months, but that just reinforces the silly notion that climate change=global warming and sets up the sillier notion that anyone can experience a global average.
Posted by ib+ on November 20, 2012 at 8:11 PM · Report this
venomlash 23
@1: "code compiling"
Uh-huh. http://xkcd.com/303/
Posted by venomlash on November 20, 2012 at 8:13 PM · Report this

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