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Fix Earth's climate crisis instead of dreaming of other planets, urges Nobel prize-winning astronomer

 

'We're not built to survive on any other planet than this one. We'd better spend our time and energy trying to fix it,' says scientist

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/2019-nobel-prize-physics-chemistry-climate-change-global-warming-a9237346.html


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There is no known way to remove enough CO2 from the air to "fix it" - my advice is to not buy any coastal real estate, and fire-proof property in the western US.

 

I know of at least one expert who moved to Denmark for a faculty position there.

 

There is a lot of R&D being done to provide non-CO2 producing power, in storage, and for EVs.  That will all help reduce the problems over time but things will get much, much worse.

 

I am not saying these things as a hobbyist either....


"The overwhelming majority [of audiophiles] have very little knowledge, if any, about the most basic principles and operating characteristics of audio equipment. They often base their purchasing decisions on hearsay, and the preaching of media sages. Unfortunately, because of commercial considerations, much information is rooted in increasing revenue, not in assisting the audiophile. It seems as if the only requirements for becoming an "authority" in the world of audio is a keyboard."

-- Bruce Rozenblit of Transcendent Sound

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12 minutes ago, Ralf11 said:

There is no known way to remove enough CO2 from the air to "fix it" - my advice is to not buy any coastal real estate, and fire-proof property in the western US.

 

I know of at least one expert who moved to Denmark for a faculty position there.

Denmark is hardly the best place to escape rising sea levels. Switzerland would seem like a better choice.

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I don't know why he picked it - job offer, schools for his kids, etc.  But he was quite sure it was better than the US - and he is somebody who would know.


"The overwhelming majority [of audiophiles] have very little knowledge, if any, about the most basic principles and operating characteristics of audio equipment. They often base their purchasing decisions on hearsay, and the preaching of media sages. Unfortunately, because of commercial considerations, much information is rooted in increasing revenue, not in assisting the audiophile. It seems as if the only requirements for becoming an "authority" in the world of audio is a keyboard."

-- Bruce Rozenblit of Transcendent Sound

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4 hours ago, Ralf11 said:

I don't know why he picked it - job offer, schools for his kids, etc.  But he was quite sure it was better than the US - and he is somebody who would know.

Would like to read a short version of his reasoning in this.  It does seem odd to choose Denmark.  

 

I agree with less knowledge about it than you have it seems pretty obvious there no reasonably near term solution to removing enough CO2 to fix it, and close to zero chance CO2 emissions will diminish enough quickly enough for it to fix things.  So the various guidelines from agencies I think suffer a credibility problem even when they are telling the truth.  The IPCC says greenhouse gas emissions must reach net zero by 2050 to limit warming to 1.5 C.  Sorry pals, that isn't going to happen.  It is so close to impossible they shouldn't even discuss it seriously.  

 

 


And always keep in mind: Cognitive biases, like seeing optical illusions are a sign of a normally functioning brain. We all have them, it’s nothing to be ashamed about, but it is something that affects our objective evaluation of reality. 

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I don't usually see him at meetings as his work is ... I guess I'll say "upstream" of mine (which is the use of physiology of various types to predict ecology - in a nutshell).

 

The real issue is the ~~40 year time lag in CO2 concentration and the effects of that.  IOW, what you see today is mainly based on [CO2] from about 1980...

 

 


"The overwhelming majority [of audiophiles] have very little knowledge, if any, about the most basic principles and operating characteristics of audio equipment. They often base their purchasing decisions on hearsay, and the preaching of media sages. Unfortunately, because of commercial considerations, much information is rooted in increasing revenue, not in assisting the audiophile. It seems as if the only requirements for becoming an "authority" in the world of audio is a keyboard."

-- Bruce Rozenblit of Transcendent Sound

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Even planting Billions of suitable trees isn't going to help short term, if at all.


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it would help some - also can help with soil erosion

 

BTW, it just struck me...  Denmark owns Greenland

 

(of course, they stole it, since Greenland is part of the North American terrane ...)


"The overwhelming majority [of audiophiles] have very little knowledge, if any, about the most basic principles and operating characteristics of audio equipment. They often base their purchasing decisions on hearsay, and the preaching of media sages. Unfortunately, because of commercial considerations, much information is rooted in increasing revenue, not in assisting the audiophile. It seems as if the only requirements for becoming an "authority" in the world of audio is a keyboard."

-- Bruce Rozenblit of Transcendent Sound

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