Thoughts? Reactions? I guess an underlying question here has to do with how in an era of certain catastrophic climate instability, socio-political destabilization, continuing economic crisis, gold-rush style energy bubbles, and the like there's an increasing insistence on the part of anarchists and even "green anarchists" to take a hardline relativist position? I get that this is scary stuff. I get that there are issues with science, but this is where philosophical underpinnings should die: melting permafrost creating methane blowholes is objectively a bad sign.
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Post by northernfrostbite on Mar 4, 2015 9:55:06 GMT -5
This is a strong sign that we've reached irreversible tipping points towards abrupt climate change. Forecasts for 6 to 10 C global average temp rise above preindustrial levels by the end of the century seem increasingly likely. This is a scenario that will certainly collapse civilization, but also makes any human existence doubtful, especially considering scenarios involving nuclear meltdowns.
I dunno, I just went down his rabbit hole some months back and find that he is way too confident about his predictions and science, and other scientists have questioned his premises. I am not saying that things aren't awful and would get bad really soon, but to give us fifteen years seems a bit too prophetically apocalyptic.
Post by berimboloboy on Mar 17, 2015 14:09:51 GMT -5
Well maybe, but considering the fact that the Arctic might be ice-free this or next September and that it will be the first time during the existence of our species, I think he has reason to be apocalyptic.