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This really puts it into perspective. Barring any massively innovative technological developments and assuming the continuing trend of the current lack of willpower to address the issue, we have very much passed a point of no return. It also drives home the fact that we should be squarely focused on mitigation and, essentially, give up on trying to wait for the market to control itself.
 
The awful truth about climate change no one wants to admit

There has always been an odd tenor to discussions among climate scientists, policy wonks, and politicians, a passive-aggressive quality, and can be traced to the fact that everyone involved has to dance around the obvious truth, at risk of losing their status and influence.

This trepidation, incipient two decades ago, has become rank and file of the climate change denialists, even in the face of escalating climate chaos and in the 21st century, replete with advanced scientific discoveries and technologies. The problem is, the denialists are our policy makers who live lives of cognitive dissonance, picking and choosing which science data fits the narrative that will garner them campaign dollars.  

The obvious truth about global warming is this: barring miracles, humanity is in for some awful shit.

The image below are a number of climate models, developed by climate scientists. The black line is carbon emissions to date. The red line is the status quo — a projection of where emissions will go if no new substantial policy is passed to restrain greenhouse gas emissions.

We recently passed 400 parts per million of CO2 in the atmosphere; the status quo will take us up to 1,000 ppm, raising global average temperature (from a pre-industrial baseline) between 3.2 and 5.4 degrees Celsius. That will mean, according to a 2012 World Bank report, "extreme heat-waves, declining global food stocks, loss of ecosystems and biodiversity, and life-threatening sea level rise," the effects of which will be "tilted against many of the world's poorest regions," stalling or reversing decades of development work. "A 4°C warmer world can, and must be, avoided," said the World Bank president.

But that's where we're headed. It will take enormous effort just to avoid that fate. Holding temperature down under 2°C — the widely agreed upon target — would require an utterly unprecedented level of global mobilization and coordination, sustained over decades. There's no sign of that happening, or reason to think it's plausible anytime soon. And so, awful shit it is.

Nobody wants to say that. Why not? It might seem obvious — no one wants to hear it! They want to hear that it is still possible to limit temperature to 2°C. Even more, they want to hear that they can do so while avoiding aggressive emission cuts in the near-term — say, until they're out of office.

http://www.vox.com/2015/5/15/8612113/truth-climate-change
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For some value of "life goes on", I guess.
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Very excited! We need engineers, 3D/VFX experts and UX designers! Take a look at +Klarismo's current openings and hit me up if you want to explore something entirely new and unique. #ns  
 
We have a number of openings, ranging between engineering and design roles. Take a look at https://klarismo.workable.com and get in touch if you're interested! Klarismo is making the world a better place through science. Real science. If you are interested in medical imaging or 3D design or VFX, this is a great chance to make a real impact.
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Thanks, New York City. As always, it has been fun. Now back to go build an awesome new company. #ns
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As the Supreme Court considers extending same-sex marriage rights to all Americans, we look at the patterns of social change that have tranformed the nation.
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This 14th-floor rooftop bar is a bit overshadowed by the Empire State Building next door. #ns
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Go see where you fall on the political spectrum at isidewith.com. Mine seems very accurate.
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I'm not sure how that works. I guess they have some ideas I agree with? Also, how the score is calculated is a bit opaque - things that aren't negotiable would hopefully penalise a party pretty badly.
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