Famine, economic collapse, a sun that cooks us: What climate change could wreak — sooner than you think.



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Narcissus نرگس (@Narcissus) Pinned comment
This is seriously terrifying. We're doomed.
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Dakho Dakho (@Dakho) replied to نرگس (@Narcissus) Pinned comment
Correct on the first count, but maybe not so fast with the doom and gloom.
As stark as this report maybe, it still has some pollyannaish moments in it ( growing corn in Greenland,...).
Author's own qualifications such as: "What follows is not a series of predictions of what will happen — that will be determined in large part by the much-less-certain science of human response," has an open-ended view of the impeding catastrophe.
The article here is almost like an update to Elizabeth Kolbert's "The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History"
Next generation has their work cut out for them, to say the least.
All these dire prognostications reminded me of this nifty scifi novel "The Age of Miracles." It's about how the Earth slows down, and days get longer and everything goes out of wack.

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Dakho Dakho (@Dakho) replied to نرگس (@Narcissus) Pinned comment
Here's a decent critique of Wallace-Wells, by Daniel Aldana Cohen.
www.jacobinmag.com/2017/07/climate-change-new-york-magazine-response

A critique which could be summed up by a word: Eco-apartheid. In Cohen's narrative "brutal inequalities, and the bullets that maintain them  —  not molecules of methane  —  are what will kill people."
This eco-apartheid thing sounds a bit like "Elysium," which is a great movie, and I have such a crush on Judy Foster! But that's another story.

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