Tag Archives: Climate change

Quora – Why should I worry about my future if the threat of global warming is so large?

Why should I worry about my future if the threat of global warming is so large? [ 27/3/20 ] The first step in correcting any problem is actually noticing that it is a problem. We are doing that with global … Continue reading

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Quora – What action/personal effort have you taken to fight against climate change?

Quora – What action/personal effort have you taken to fight against climate change? [ 25/2/20 ] 25 years ago I bought 35 acres of land, planted 16,000 GF18 Pinus radiata seedlings, and calculated that it should about neutralise the lifetime … Continue reading

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Quora – When, if ever, is it okay for humans to change the weather and physical landscape of Earth?

Quora – When, if ever, is it okay for humans to change the weather and physical landscape of Earth? [ 19/2/20 ] I agree with Jörg Sattle’s answer to this question. And I would add the dimension that yes certainly, … Continue reading

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Quora – Given current human activities, what is the likelihood we end up bringing glaciation cycles to an abrupt stop?

Quora – Given current human activities, what is the likelihood we end up bringing glaciation cycles to an abrupt stop? [ 15/2/20 ] Very high – very close to unity, provided we survive the transition to global cooperation between diverse … Continue reading

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Quora – Why should we trust science to save us from global warming?

Quora – Why should we trust science to save us from global warming? [ 15/2/20 ] The tools of science can be used to solve any real problem, but cannot be prescient about all possible long term consequences. Science is … Continue reading

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Quora – If you are fighting climate change, is focusing on personal consumption more effective than advocating corporations and governments to solve climate change?

Quora – If you are fighting climate change, is focusing on personal consumption more effective than advocating corporations and governments to solve climate change? [ 13/2/20 ] Both are necessary and neither is sufficient. The real answer lies in technology, … Continue reading

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Quora – How will historians view our current debate about how to deal with global warming?

Quora – How will historians view our current debate about how to deal with global warming? [29/1/20] It seems to me that there is a better than even chance that it will be seen by them as part of the … Continue reading

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Quora – How do we know about climate change?

How do we know about climate change? [27/1/20] Lots of work by lots of people. The evidence sets are vast and old. The earliest link I can find to it was published on page 7 of the Rodney and Otamatea … Continue reading

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Quora – How do we reduce the impact of climate change?

Quora – How do we reduce the impact of climate change? [26/1/20] Four major classes of options available to us: 1/ Reduce the sources of CO2; 2/ Increase the set of sinks that reduce CO2; 3/ Develop technology to control … Continue reading

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Quora – What if we worked together to get rid of global warming? How fast can we fix this?

Quora – What if we worked together to get rid of global warming? How fast can we fix this? [18/1/20] Depends what you mean by “fix” and “working together”? Managing sea level and temperatures could be done in about 20 … Continue reading

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