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In Startling Reversal, Scientific American Counsels People to ‘Chill Out’ over Global Warming
Topic Started: Mar 13 2018, 01:43 PM (161 Views)
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In Startling Reversal, Scientific American Counsels People to ‘Chill Out’ over Global Warming

Apocalyptic scenarios attributed to global warming are simply false and the human race will be able to accommodate whatever “climate change” throws at us, claims a remarkably sober new essay in Scientific American.

The essay, penned by John Horgan, the director of the Center for Science Writings at the Stevens Institute of Technology, analyzes two recent reports by “ecomodernists” who reject climate panic and frame the question of climate change and humanity’s ability to cope with it in radically new terms.

One of the reports, a work called “Enlightened Environmentalism” by Harvard iconoclast Steven Pinker, urges people to regain some much-needed perspective on climate, especially in the context of the overwhelming material benefits of industrialization.

Pooh-poohing “the mainstream environmental movement, and the radicalism and fatalism it encourages,” Pinker argues that humanity can solve problems related to climate change the same way it has solved myriad other problems, by harnessing “the benevolent forces of modernity.”

Separating himself from environmentalists who seem to detest modernity, Pinker asserts that industrialization “has been good for humanity.”

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Ah yes, Breitbarts take on it. Why not link to the original material here:

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/should-we-chill-out-about-global-warming/

Which says what I have been saying and this article says:

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Human greenhouse emissions will warm the planet, raise the seas and derange the weather, and the resulting heat, flood and drought will be cataclysmic. Cataclysmic—but not apocalyptic. While the climate upheaval will be large, the consequences for human well-being will be small.


I'm not sure how "cataclysmic" is consdered "small" in consequence. Climate change and global warming will not "wipe out" mankind. It will kill many, it will displace many, it will start wars, it will shift wealth and it will drive technology and improve infrastructure. The less we plan, the worse the outcomes will be. A good start would be to quite arguing about whether it is real, whether the science is real and whether it is actually happening. Once we accept global warming we can start to plan to minimize the impact.

Which is why the Right does not, cannot accept, the reality of global warming. Because if they do it will lead to a discussion of government involvment or lack of involvement in migration, wealth transfer, land transfer, safety, sustainment and subsidization of impacts. That is a discussion they do not want to have.
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By the way, it is no reversal (Breitbart ??) it is an essay.
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nNeo

"should we"? is not the same as "we should".

Speculation about as yet unknown future technology to mitigate damage seems sillier than worrying about foreseeable consequences of known problems.

Breitbart is distorting the story, as usual.
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Mar 13 2018, 04:54 PM


Breitbart is distorting the story, as usual.
Don't they always? :rollseyes:
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In Startling Reversal, Scientific American Counsels People to ‘Chill Out’ over Global Warming

Apocalyptic scenarios attributed to global warming are simply false and the human race will be able to accommodate whatever “climate change” throws at us, claims a remarkably sober new essay in Scientific American.

The essay, penned by John Horgan, the director of the Center for Science Writings at the Stevens Institute of Technology, analyzes two recent reports by “ecomodernists” who reject climate panic and frame the question of climate change and humanity’s ability to cope with it in radically new terms.

One of the reports, a work called “Enlightened Environmentalism” by Harvard iconoclast Steven Pinker, urges people to regain some much-needed perspective on climate, especially in the context of the overwhelming material benefits of industrialization.

Pooh-poohing “the mainstream environmental movement, and the radicalism and fatalism it encourages,” Pinker argues that humanity can solve problems related to climate change the same way it has solved myriad other problems, by harnessing “the benevolent forces of modernity.”

Separating himself from environmentalists who seem to detest modernity, Pinker asserts that industrialization “has been good for humanity.”

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Mar 13 2018, 11:20 PM
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Mar 13 2018, 01:43 PM
In Startling Reversal, Scientific American Counsels People to ‘Chill Out’ over Global Warming

Apocalyptic scenarios attributed to global warming are simply false and the human race will be able to accommodate whatever “climate change” throws at us, claims a remarkably sober new essay in Scientific American.

The essay, penned by John Horgan, the director of the Center for Science Writings at the Stevens Institute of Technology, analyzes two recent reports by “ecomodernists” who reject climate panic and frame the question of climate change and humanity’s ability to cope with it in radically new terms.

One of the reports, a work called “Enlightened Environmentalism” by Harvard iconoclast Steven Pinker, urges people to regain some much-needed perspective on climate, especially in the context of the overwhelming material benefits of industrialization.

Pooh-poohing “the mainstream environmental movement, and the radicalism and fatalism it encourages,” Pinker argues that humanity can solve problems related to climate change the same way it has solved myriad other problems, by harnessing “the benevolent forces of modernity.”

Separating himself from environmentalists who seem to detest modernity, Pinker asserts that industrialization “has been good for humanity.”

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Say what they will but some animals, fish, and bears are not going to survive it.
Well then we better eat them first...

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Mar 13 2018, 11:20 PM
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In Startling Reversal, Scientific American Counsels People to ‘Chill Out’ over Global Warming

Apocalyptic scenarios attributed to global warming are simply false and the human race will be able to accommodate whatever “climate change” throws at us, claims a remarkably sober new essay in Scientific American.

The essay, penned by John Horgan, the director of the Center for Science Writings at the Stevens Institute of Technology, analyzes two recent reports by “ecomodernists” who reject climate panic and frame the question of climate change and humanity’s ability to cope with it in radically new terms.

One of the reports, a work called “Enlightened Environmentalism” by Harvard iconoclast Steven Pinker, urges people to regain some much-needed perspective on climate, especially in the context of the overwhelming material benefits of industrialization.

Pooh-poohing “the mainstream environmental movement, and the radicalism and fatalism it encourages,” Pinker argues that humanity can solve problems related to climate change the same way it has solved myriad other problems, by harnessing “the benevolent forces of modernity.”

Separating himself from environmentalists who seem to detest modernity, Pinker asserts that industrialization “has been good for humanity.”

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Say what they will but some animals, fish, and bears are not going to survive it.
Well then we better eat them first...

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This will be a good way to feed the hungry and to reduce the need for food stamps.
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In Startling Reversal, Scientific American Counsels People to ‘Chill Out’ over Global Warming

Apocalyptic scenarios attributed to global warming are simply false and the human race will be able to accommodate whatever “climate change” throws at us, claims a remarkably sober new essay in Scientific American.

The essay, penned by John Horgan, the director of the Center for Science Writings at the Stevens Institute of Technology, analyzes two recent reports by “ecomodernists” who reject climate panic and frame the question of climate change and humanity’s ability to cope with it in radically new terms.

One of the reports, a work called “Enlightened Environmentalism” by Harvard iconoclast Steven Pinker, urges people to regain some much-needed perspective on climate, especially in the context of the overwhelming material benefits of industrialization.

Pooh-poohing “the mainstream environmental movement, and the radicalism and fatalism it encourages,” Pinker argues that humanity can solve problems related to climate change the same way it has solved myriad other problems, by harnessing “the benevolent forces of modernity.”

Separating himself from environmentalists who seem to detest modernity, Pinker asserts that industrialization “has been good for humanity.”

LINK
Say what they will but some animals, fish, and bears are not going to survive it.
Well then we better eat them first...

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This will be a good way to feed the hungry and to reduce the need for food stamps.
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I'm glad to see the resident Righties think this is a joke.

Failure to react to global warming and resultant climate change will cost us much, much more than dealing with it now. Wars are expensive and that will be forced upon an economy in shambles caused by mass migration, shifting growing zones and massive interruption of our major economic zones along both coasts.
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Mar 15 2018, 10:14 AM
I'm glad to see the resident Righties think this is a joke.

Failure to react to global warming and resultant climate change will cost us much, much more than dealing with it now. Wars are expensive and that will be forced upon an economy in shambles caused by mass migration, shifting growing zones and massive interruption of our major economic zones along both coasts.
If you truly believed that tripe you would be buying inland property like crazy...are you?

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Mar 15 2018, 10:14 AM
I'm glad to see the resident Righties think this is a joke.

Failure to react to global warming and resultant climate change will cost us much, much more than dealing with it now. Wars are expensive and that will be forced upon an economy in shambles caused by mass migration, shifting growing zones and massive interruption of our major economic zones along both coasts.
If you truly believed that tripe you would be buying inland property like crazy...are you?

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Mar 13 2018, 07:36 PM
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Mar 13 2018, 04:54 PM


Breitbart is distorting the story, as usual.
Don't they always? :rollseyes:
No...next....

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Mar 15 2018, 10:14 AM
I'm glad to see the resident Righties think this is a joke.

Failure to react to global warming and resultant climate change will cost us much, much more than dealing with it now. Wars are expensive and that will be forced upon an economy in shambles caused by mass migration, shifting growing zones and massive interruption of our major economic zones along both coasts.
If you believe in it Buck....It's gotta be a joke.... :rollseyes:
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