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Global Warming

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By what metric? Visible pollution is lower. Nothing else is much changed.
Carbon emmissions will definitely be reduced this year due to the virus.
I wonder how they would measure it's impact on the environment?
Be a good litmus test if they could.
 

antman

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Carbon emmissions will definitely be reduced this year due to the virus.
I wonder how they would measure it's impact on the environment?
Be a good litmus test if they could.
Good article here on the drop in CO2 emissions.


If we could sustain this drop in emissions somehow post-pandemic it actually would have a beneficial effect - but we'd still need to cut emissions by the same amount every year for the next decade in order to acheive the Paris goal of 1.5 degrees warming.

Of course that won't happen - economies will ramp up again and CO2 content in the atmosphere will continue to increase. We will live in a different world in the second half of this century, even if we manage to solve power/consumption/agriculture/pandemic/destruction of ecosystem problems.

Will this brief intermission have any effect on the environment? Some, but not much. We are still adding CO2 to the atmosphere, just at a slightly reduced rate. We've seen a nice impact on visible pollution. We've seen animals returning to areas they don't normally go due to the reduced human activity. All these things are temporary.
 
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DavidSSS

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No new cases of COVID19 in South Australia for 9 days.

So:
  • This must be a hoax cooked up by scientists.
  • The epidemiologists are conspiring to increase their research funding
  • Viruses are always around, we have the flu go around every year.
We can all cherry pick if we like.

But it's still bollocks.

DS
 
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TV Josh

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Looks like fossil fuels really are on the way out, thanks to market forces:

And before the conservative right wingers get in to sook about "well how do you suppose we are going to stay rich unless we do the same old same old?", here's the plan for Australia's future:

 
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frickenel

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Looks like fossil fuels really are on the way out, thanks to market forces:

And before the conservative right wingers get in to sook about "well how do you suppose we are going to stay rich unless we do the same old same old?", here's the plan for Australia's future:

Michael Moore: Planet of the Humans

 

tigerdell

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wasn't it good, Norwegian oil....
its catchy but I just cant seem to get it right
 
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