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IPCC reveals how we are changing the climate

Posted on 24 August 2021 by Guest Author

The first major IPCC report for seven years sheds light on the past, present and future of climate change. But what do we now know about global warming, and how will it reshape the path we choose over the next decades and centuries? I break down my key take aways from the IPCC AR6 WG1 (6th assessment report, working group 1).

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  1. I need to get into the report. And I'd like for someone to come up with web pages linking to what the report actually says. Here's why:

    I watched James Taylor from the Heartland Institute comment on "Biden Administration's Climate Change Agenda," Span.  He plays a yin and yang call-in game with democrats and republicans, giving each an equal chance to determine our future prospects, at least regarding climate change. He makes alludes to the IPCC report. He needs to be fact-checked in real time.  I did not know enough to do so.

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  2. Ed Evans @1 :

    Don't waste your time dealing with James Taylor and his Heartland crew.

    Taylor's climate science is distinctly of the Flat-Earth sort.

    And Taylor's only economics interest is : being economical with the truth. 

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  3. Ed Evans,

    I agree with Eclectic.

    And I would extend the comment to all the "Popular in the Moment" crowd who are "uninterested in fuller presentations of information" or won't bother to independently verify if a claim they had an instant instinctive liking for was a valid understanding of what is going on, what is harmful, and how to limit harm done based on increased awareness.

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  4. I'm sure Adam is well-qualified to produce his video's.  But the world is the way it is, and anyone wearing blue nail-polish while he makes his appeals on video is just not going to be taken seriously, by half of the American public.  The other side of this debate is tatted and bulked up, full of colorful language, and appeals to testosterone-laced dominance: probably because the fossil-fuel corporations know it sells. 

    Half of America will take 2 seconds to decide if this is someone they want to spend 10 minutes of their lives with.  Its wrong, but in those 2 seconds, they are judging based on visual cues.  I didn't make this world: I'm just reporting on how it is.

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  5. High Ed: If you watched Taylor because you lean conservative and agree with many other things Heartland, I suggest you try his brother Jerry Taylor at the Niskanencenter with respect to climate science etc. instead.

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