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‘What if there just is no solution?’ How we are all in denial about the climate crisis
www.theguardian.com ‘What if there just is no solution?’ How we are all in denial about the climate crisis

In his new book, Tad DeLay suggests there is no rosy roadmap to go forward – but there are things we can do

‘What if there just is no solution?’ How we are all in denial about the climate crisis

cross-posted from: https://slrpnk.net/post/10713443

> >For denial doesn’t only amount to rejecting the evidence, he argues – it also consists of denying our role in the climate crisis; absolving ourselves through “carbon offsets, hybrid cars, local purchases, recycling”. And in this, far more of us are implicated. > > >In some ways, this argument might not seem all that new. Multiple authors have pointed out that green capitalism, not rightwing deniers of the crisis, is our greatest obstacle to properly confronting the problem. DeLay agrees. The difference is the lens he brings to it – using psychoanalysis to explain the mechanisms behind denial. > >

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Australian bushfires could be more intense and extensive than current predictions by the IPCC study suggests
www.abc.net.au IPCC says bushfires will burn longer and more often. A new study points to an even worse outlook

New research suggests the world's climate change authority has underestimated the severity of future bushfires in Australia.

IPCC says bushfires will burn longer and more often. A new study points to an even worse outlook

cross-posted from: https://slrpnk.net/post/10670770

> >Central to their concerns are how the IPCC predictions rely on a tool called the Forest Fire Danger Index (FFDI), which does not capture the full potential of future fires in drought and heatwave conditions. > > >Bureau of Meteorology senior research scientist Mika Peace and independent study co-author Lachlan McCaw identified several variables missing from the IPCC report's fire predictions under climate change. > >

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Is climate change making Florida's flooding worse? almost certainly yes
  • I saw a quite and I'm paraphrasing

    As climate change progresses, the rich will lead more. expensive and uncomfortable lives... and the poor will die.

  • Why aren't people having kids anymore?
  • Checks world population clock.. 8 billion or more and 9 million starving to eath every year.

    https://www.theworldcounts.com/challenges/people-and-poverty/hunger-and-obesity/how-many-people-die-from-hunger-each-year

    We aren't even looking after the ones who are alive now let alone any concern for a livable biosphere for everyone and other species..

    The real question is, what sort of self deception do you engage in to justify having kids ?

  • What does the world think of India?
  • https://www.theguardian.com/books/article/2024/jun/15/the-architecture-of-modern-empire-arundhati-roy-review

    Of Modi, who was chief minister of Gujarat in 2002 when more than 1,000 Muslims were slaughtered in an inter-communal riot, she observes: “The courts, the press, the parliament are not functioning as checks and balances. If they were, he would be in jail today.”

  • What does the world think of India?
  • Narendra Modi is a twat.

    Dude should be in jail but he's the PM ? Nuff said.

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/article/2024/jun/15/the-architecture-of-modern-empire-arundhati-roy-review

    Of Modi, who was chief minister of Gujarat in 2002 when more than 1,000 Muslims were slaughtered in an inter-communal riot, she observes: “The courts, the press, the parliament are not functioning as checks and balances. If they were, he would be in jail today.”

  • How can I quickly "unclog" firefox when it runs out of memory (with 1000/2000 tabs)
  • Just don't use so many tabs" is not an answer.

    Yes it is. If somone is holding a knife upside down and complaining it doesn't cut their steak, are you rude and ignore them? or comment that they're doing it wrong? OP has the knife upside down.

    FF (or any browser AFAIK) is not designed to do this , OP is doing it wrong is a valid answer.

    On the flip side OP wants FF to change so it can do what they want, which is also valid. After all, a sensible person adapts to the environment around them, an insane person expects the environment to adapt to them, therefore all progess is made by insane people. Have at it OP :)

  • Bill Gates is going nuclear: How his latest project could power U.S. homes and AI
  • Alternate title, Bill Gates is making climate change worse becase..well, high emitting asshats gunna asshat.

  • Why don’t you like Apple?
  • Hates too strong a word for me, walled garden is unacceptable, completly unacceptable.

    I get 1/2 my apps from F Drod.

  • Florida Governor DeSantis rejects climate change rationale for record-breaking rain
  • Step teasing me with possible good news!

  • Wealthy Kiwis are driving up transport emissions, study finds
    phys.org Wealthy Kiwis are driving up transport emissions, study finds

    The well off are contributing more than their fair share of greenhouse gas emissions from transport, driving more frequently and over longer distances, according to a new study. The work is published in the journal Travel Behaviour and Society.

    Wealthy Kiwis are driving up transport emissions, study finds

    >The study of New Zealanders' travel habits found that total weekly travel emissions were 79% higher for people in affluent areas compared to those living in lower socio-economic areas.

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    Record number of people leave New Zealand amid cost of living pressure
    www.theguardian.com Record number of people leave New Zealand amid cost of living pressures

    More than half those who left recently headed to Australia with promises of higher pay and better working conditions

    Record number of people leave New Zealand amid cost of living pressures

    >Olsen said while it is normal for New Zealanders to leave the country, it will be harder to convince people to return, if there are ongoing issues around housing affordability and job prospects.

    >That ‘brain drain’ could pose problems for society as the population ages, Olsen said.

    >“We need to have as many young people as we can who are still part of the economy … who are being innovative and bringing their new thinking to the game so we can be more productive,” he said.

    >“If we are losing our young talent and we’re not able to attract them back it makes all of [that] so much harder.”

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    Growth in emissions of 'forgotten greenhouse gas' nitrous oxide is speeding up
    www.abc.net.au Greenhouse gas with 300 times the warming power of CO2 accumulating faster than ever

    Levels of nitrous oxide, one of the top three greenhouse gasses, are still going up as is the usage of nitrogen-based fertilisers, global report shows.

    Greenhouse gas with 300 times the warming power of CO2 accumulating faster than ever

    cross-posted from: https://slrpnk.net/post/10459641

    > >Over the past three years ... we've seen an even faster growth rate of accumulation of N2O into the atmosphere, almost 30 per cent faster than the previous decade.

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    Growth in emissions of 'forgotten greenhouse gas' nitrous oxide is speeding up
    www.abc.net.au Greenhouse gas with 300 times the warming power of CO2 accumulating faster than ever

    Levels of nitrous oxide, one of the top three greenhouse gasses, are still going up as is the usage of nitrogen-based fertilisers, global report shows.

    Greenhouse gas with 300 times the warming power of CO2 accumulating faster than ever

    >Over the past three years ... we've seen an even faster growth rate of accumulation of N2O into the atmosphere, almost 30 per cent faster than the previous decade.

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    Review: GasGas ECC 6 - More Speed Than You Need? - Pinkbike
  • I didn't even know GasGas made bicycles !

  • TheOne Balisong "BM87": The Curve, Defied
  • I lobe your posts dude, thank you.

  • Trump vows to ‘drill, baby, drill’ despite rally attendees wilting in extreme heat | Supporters hospitalized following rallies in Las Vegas and Phoenix, where temperatures have broken records
  • I can speak for the OP but schadenfreude ia a thing, that aside speaking for mysel, I'm certinaly indifferent as I would be if a drunk driver crashed and complained about the car repairs, the inconvenience of not having a vehicle and the sore ribs. You were fucking drunk driving you shitty human being!

    I'm also mindful of Karl Poppers "Tolerance of Intolerance," if you tolerate these shit stains, you end up with civilisations collapse and an unlivable world. So while not agreeing with the person you responded to I can certinaly understand it. Theyre doing very real damage to other humans; women, minorities etc and intent on destroying the biosphere. They are literally and proudly the bad guys.

  • Simple question: Are you a nice person?
  • No.. In my defence...

    “Nice people made the best Nazis. My mom grew up next to them. They got along, refused to make waves, looked the other way when things got ugly and focused on happier things than “politics.” They were lovely people who turned their heads as their neighbors were dragged away. You know who weren’t nice people? Resisters.”– Naomi Shulman

  • If you didn't have to work, how would you spend your time?
  • I don't work I quit work at 35 and am now 58. It takes time Toni shacke from the societal indoctrination Misha bleeding work as worthy. I live off a small investment income from investments made decades past (I was buying shares from age 19 and have always been frugal growing up poor, I also own my own modest cottage in a small rural village) Those investments have only grown through no particular perspicacity of mine.

    Eventually you can come to understand that freedom is and do what you want. My only regret ? Not quitting earlier, those years were wasted and I can't get them back.

  • Russian woman traveling to the US through Mexico complains that everyone hates Russians.
  • Do you think a random Russian citizen who is trying to leave Russia has anything to do with this?

    No but that's not a defence for her entitlement. Did she say "look,I totally despise what Russia ia doing in Ukrainians and how its undermining other countires and I don't supoort that".. No, not once did she say that.. Fuck her. I'll save my empathy for the folks slaughtered in Bucha.

  • Do you still have a pay phone in your city or town?
  • Yes, we have in one in our tiny rural village here in Australia. I think its good, all calls are now free calls on "payphones" in Australia, so people in difficult domestic situations could use it for example.

  • TV meteorologist slams what he says is DeSantis' new Florida law that removes mention of ‘climate change’ | Incoming Hurricane season says hello to Electric Boogaloo 2
  • Drive around in an F150, flynto a Taylor Swift concert etc.. Your emisions will help make it worse.

  • As 12 months of record heat stack up, scientists unpack the impacts around the globe
    www.abc.net.au One country had 18 times more dangerous heat days in a year as the world marks an unfortunate milestone

    As the world hits an alarming climate milestone, a new report by a US research team shows the staggering amount of extreme heat days each country experienced last year, with the majority made more likely by human-induced climate change.

    One country had 18 times more dangerous heat days in a year as the world marks an unfortunate milestone

    cross-posted from: https://slrpnk.net/post/10230630

    >Climate Central vice-president for science Andrew Pershing said the figures illustrated the "huge burden" the burning of fossil fuels imposed on people around the world

    >"Australia didn't have a particularly interesting summer this year, but in Africa it's just day after day after day of climate change just beating down on that continent."

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    As 12 months of record heat stack up, scientists unpack the impacts around the globe
    www.abc.net.au One country had 18 times more dangerous heat days in a year as the world marks an unfortunate milestone

    As the world hits an alarming climate milestone, a new report by a US research team shows the staggering amount of extreme heat days each country experienced last year, with the majority made more likely by human-induced climate change.

    One country had 18 times more dangerous heat days in a year as the world marks an unfortunate milestone

    >Climate Central vice-president for science Andrew Pershing said the figures illustrated the "huge burden" the burning of fossil fuels imposed on people around the world

    >"Australia didn't have a particularly interesting summer this year, but in Africa it's just day after day after day of climate change just beating down on that continent."

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    New Zealand man filmed trying to ‘body slam’ an orca in actions described as ‘idiotic’
    www.theguardian.com New Zealand man filmed trying to ‘body slam’ an orca in actions described as ‘idiotic’

    Department of Conservation fines 50-year-old after seeing footage of stunt on social media, and described his behaviour as ‘a blatant example of stupidity’

    New Zealand man filmed trying to ‘body slam’ an orca in actions described as ‘idiotic’

    Wot ?

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    As NZ unemployment rises, Kiwis are making their way across the Tasman
    www.abc.net.au 'It is crunch time': Kiwis are leaving NZ at a record rate, and they're headed to Australia

    As New Zealanders grapple with high interest rates, stubborn inflation and general economic downturn, job losses have begun and more Kiwis than ever are leaving for good.

    'It is crunch time': Kiwis are leaving NZ at a record rate, and they're headed to Australia

    Bad in NZ or hyperbole ?

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    ‘Magical thinking’: hopes for sustainable jet fuel not realistic, report finds | Greenhouse gas emissions
    www.theguardian.com ‘Magical thinking’: hopes for sustainable jet fuel not realistic, report finds

    IPS report says replacement fuels well off track to replace kerosene within timeframe needed to avert climate disaster

    ‘Magical thinking’: hopes for sustainable jet fuel not realistic, report finds

    In today's edition of no shit sherlock. So, solutions ? Stop flying... No? okay then, societal collapse it is then.

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    Qualcomm goes where Apple won't, readies official Linux support for Snapdragon X Elite | Tom's Hardware
    www.tomshardware.com Qualcomm goes where Apple won't, readies official Linux support for Snapdragon X Elite

    Most of the functionality is present but many important bits are still being developed.

    Qualcomm goes where Apple won't, readies official Linux support for Snapdragon X Elite

    Most of the functionality is present but many important bits are still being developed.

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    UN expert attacks ‘exploitative’ world economy in fight to save planet
    www.theguardian.com UN expert attacks ‘exploitative’ world economy in fight to save planet

    Outgoing special rapporteur David Boyd says ‘there’s something wrong with our brains that we can’t understand how grave this is’

    UN expert attacks ‘exploitative’ world economy in fight to save planet

    >Outgoing special rapporteur David Boyd says ‘there’s something wrong with our brains that we can’t understand how grave this is’

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    Brutal heatwaves and submerged cities: what a 3C world would look like
    www.theguardian.com Brutal heatwaves and submerged cities: what a 3C world would look like

    Climate scientists have told the Guardian they expect catastrophic levels of global heating. Here’s what that would mean for the planet

    Brutal heatwaves and submerged cities: what a 3C world would look like

    cross-posted from: https://slrpnk.net/post/9429920

    > >Dr Henri Waisman, at the IDDRI policy research institute in France, said: “Climate change is not a black or white question and every tenth of a degree matters a lot, especially when you look at the socioeconomic impacts. This means it is still useful to continue the fight.” > > and while I agree with the sentiment, we really aren't "fighting" are we, quite the opposite. Every thing we're doing is wrong, how do we know this ? CO2ppm is still increasing, fossil fuel use increased in 2023, planes are still droning overhead, cars still driving, more roads being built and winded, the Antarctic is being stripped of krill to make pet food etc

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    Brutal heatwaves and submerged cities: what a 3C world would look like
    www.theguardian.com Brutal heatwaves and submerged cities: what a 3C world would look like

    Climate scientists have told the Guardian they expect catastrophic levels of global heating. Here’s what that would mean for the planet

    Brutal heatwaves and submerged cities: what a 3C world would look like

    >Dr Henri Waisman, at the IDDRI policy research institute in France, said: “Climate change is not a black or white question and every tenth of a degree matters a lot, especially when you look at the socioeconomic impacts. This means it is still useful to continue the fight.”

    and while I agree with the sentiment, we really aren't "fighting" are we, quite the opposite. Every thing we're doing is wrong, how do we know this ? CO2ppm is still increasing, fossil fuel use increased in 2023, planes are still droning overhead, cars still driving, more roads being built and winded, the Antarctic is being stripped of krill to make pet food etc

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    ‘The cheap option’?: why the Gold Coast may be on track to build the most expensive light rail in the world
    www.theguardian.com ‘The cheap option’?: why the Gold Coast may be on track to build the most expensive light rail in the world

    Limiting reliance on the private sector, hiring foreign experts, and improving contracting transparency could be ways to keep costs down, experts say

    ‘The cheap option’?: why the Gold Coast may be on track to build the most expensive light rail in the world

    >Alon Levy, co-lead of the transportation and land use program at New York University’s Marron Institute, has spent years studying why some countries are able to build transport infrastructure cheaply and others aren’t.

    >Though the preliminary business case of the expansion of Gold Coast light rail includes few details, Levy estimates that the project may ultimately cost as much as 10 times more than comparable European infrastructure.

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    >Those include, Levy says, a lack of contracting transparency, over-engineering, politicisation, poor allocation of cost risk – and above all, contracting out to the private sector.

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    Melbourne man 'dumbfounded' after finding out he lost Australian citizenship 33 years ago
    www.abc.net.au Australian man stunned to find out he lost his citizenship 33 years ago due to now-defunct law

    A father-of-two from Victoria has his world turned upside down by an immigration law repealed in 2002. When he spoke to the ABC, the Department of Immigration changed its tune.

    Australian man stunned to find out he lost his citizenship 33 years ago due to now-defunct law

    Wtf ?

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    Supercharged thunderstorms: have we underestimated how climate change drives extreme rain and floods?
    theconversation.com Supercharged thunderstorms: have we underestimated how climate change drives extreme rain and floods?

    Why have we seen so many extreme floods in recent years? Climate change is supercharging thunderstorms, adding moisture and heat.

    Supercharged thunderstorms: have we underestimated how climate change drives extreme rain and floods?

    I just used to accept the 7% increase per c figure but as indicated

    >This figure comes from research undertaken by the French engineer Sadi Carnot and published 200 years ago this year.

    Their work has shown it's much more

    >For Australia, we helped develop a comprehensive review of the latest climate science to guide preparedness for future floods. This showed the increase per degree of global warming was about 7–28% for hourly or shorter duration extreme rain, and 2–15% for daily or longer extreme rain. This is much higher than figures in the existing flood planning standards recommending a general increase of 5% per degree of warming.

    and they explain why

    >We now know there’s more to the story. Yes, a hotter atmosphere has the capacity to hold more moisture. But the condensation of water vapour to make rain droplets releases heat. This, in turn, can fuel stronger convection in thunderstorms, which can then dump substantially more rain.

    >This means that the intensity of extreme rainfall could increase by much more than 7% per degree of warming. What we’re seeing is that thunderstorms can likely dump about double or triple that rate – around 14–21% more rain for each degree of warming

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    Outgoing special rapporteur David Boyd says ‘there’s something wrong with our brains that we can’t understand how grave this is’
    www.theguardian.com UN expert attacks ‘exploitative’ world economy in fight to save planet

    Outgoing special rapporteur David Boyd says there’s something wrong with our brains that we can’t understand how grave this is’

    UN expert attacks ‘exploitative’ world economy in fight to save planet

    cross-posted from: https://slrpnk.net/post/9336139

    > He mentiond climate change and pollution , well worth a read IMO > > >“The future is really daunting for people in the Maldives … the climate emergency is an existential threat that overshadows all the other issues.” > > --- > > >over 40 million people have died of air pollution since I became special rapporteur in 2018, yet I just can’t get people to care.

    > > >“I can’t get people to bat an eyelash. It’s like there’s something wrong with our brains that we can’t understand just how grave this situation is.” > > >“I think the right to a healthy environment is actually the foundation that we require to enjoy all other human rights. If we don’t have a living, healthy planet Earth, then all the other rights are just words on paper.” > > >If we don’t have a living, healthy planet Earth, then all the other rights are just words on paper. > > I get his bemusement, just here in Australia, 11,000 die from air pollution from cars annually, another 20,00 are hospitalised annually. The numbers are beyond horrendous and yet, on a scale of 1 to 5 fucks given, it's 0

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    Outgoing special rapporteur David Boyd says ‘there’s something wrong with our brains that we can’t understand how grave this is’
    www.theguardian.com UN expert attacks ‘exploitative’ world economy in fight to save planet

    Outgoing special rapporteur David Boyd says there’s something wrong with our brains that we can’t understand how grave this is’

    UN expert attacks ‘exploitative’ world economy in fight to save planet

    He mentiond climate change and pollution , well worth a read IMO

    >“The future is really daunting for people in the Maldives … the climate emergency is an existential threat that overshadows all the other issues.”

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    >over 40 million people have died of air pollution since I became special rapporteur in 2018, yet I just can’t get people to care.

    >“I can’t get people to bat an eyelash. It’s like there’s something wrong with our brains that we can’t understand just how grave this situation is.”

    >“I think the right to a healthy environment is actually the foundation that we require to enjoy all other human rights. If we don’t have a living, healthy planet Earth, then all the other rights are just words on paper.”

    >If we don’t have a living, healthy planet Earth, then all the other rights are just words on paper.

    I get his bemusement, just here in Australia, 11,000 die from air pollution from cars annually, another 20,00 are hospitalised annually. The numbers are beyond horrendous and yet, on a scale of 1 to 5 fucks given, it's 0

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