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2013/1/21-2/19 [Science/GlobalWarming] UID:54583 Activity:nil
1/21    Amount of carbon tax per ton of CO2 required to limit global warming
        to 2 degree Celcius if we:
        - start in 2013: $30
        - start in 2020: $100
        - start in 2030: $infinity
        http://www.csua.org/u/z0a
        \_ Why should I care? I will be dead long before this is a real problem.
2018/12/09 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular
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Less than two years ago the makers of the hoax had to agree that if every manufactor shut down every machine in the world, they couldn't change earths tempreture. But this article is suggesting anyone on earth has the power to control earths changes by 2 degrees. THIS IS A HOAX TO REDISTRIBUTE WEALTH, AND NOTHING MORE. IT A LIE AND YOUR IGNORANCE IS COSTING MILLIONS, BILLIONS! scott o 16 days ago Some parts of the planet will warm by less, and might even become cooler. The poles with their surrounding ice sheets are particularly prone to greater-than-average warming - not a good sign for your beachfront property. The range for the most pessimistic scenario with the 4C average is 2 to 6C. So really, we are in for "likely" warming somewhere between 1 and 6C. Martin Weitzman, a Harvard economist has taken a close look at the numbers. Once we take them seriously, we are looking at a 5 percent chance of warming greater than 10C and a 1 percent chance of warming greater than 20C. Juan Tutri o 16 days ago The good news is we can be certain that this climate change will not destroy all the life on this planet. The bad news is we do not know if the next dominate species on this planet will have four, six or eight legs. d_/Y=YAHOO/EXP=1358813706/L=W1B95 0PDlDlyQ8vCkMDc2ABFRTfow1D9veoAA4Eu/B=b1As4kPDn3A-/J=1358806506441804/K =blH1eepOX6odhWbSS4Dg4Q/A=6647742010261549829/R=0/X=6/* Yahoo!