Questioning climate related environmentalism.
Seeing past hyperbole, alarmism and environmentalism driven politics.
This subreddit is about climate related environmentalism and alarmism.
Around 97% of the people on here agree that CO2 causes warming, that there has been warming, and that humans have contributed to increased CO2 in the atmosphere.
😆”In a Wednesday letter to President Biden, the groups highlighted two main concerns: how generative AI tools may amplify the spread of false information about climate change, and how the “enormous energy requirements and widespread use of large language models can increase carbon emissions.”
Vostok mean temperature for November 2023 is -45.4°c, which is the same as 1983 and the coldest November mean since records began in 1958.
Data: British Antarctic Survey (BAS).
From a book discussing the next wave of technology, power, in the 21st century. The author (founder of DeepMind AI company) sees energy as a force multiplier. I agree. So why are world leaders trying to reduce energy consumption which has a negative multiplier effect on Life and Intelligence?
To succeed in the 21st century, we need more energy for developed nations and significantly more energy to bring up the major parts of the world to an equal level of industrial civilization. How do you get 3 billion people off cow dung and wood as their primary source of energy by significantly reducing energy consumption?
Renewable energy sources cannot be a force multiplier and demands of the 21st century alone. The power density is not there and scaling it to account for lower density is not only unrealistic but idiotic. Renewables are a contributor to the energy source but cannot replace the higher density energy systems in place.
I believe this formula is known by the world leaders, so the question is: what are they doing and why?
Reddit is bad, but have you looked at the assertions in r/climatechange?
So anti-scientific and self-assured! Ask for a source on something and you get beaten down like you were a narc at a biker rally.
"It's just going to be the worst!" "No one is even talking about this." "Humanity will end and no one cares." "People care too much about money to save the planet!"
It's like a teenaged girls' slumber party version of a deep conversation. "OMG, it is SO BAD you guys!!
Like, all of Canada was on fire last summer!"
The establishment of the Loss and Damage Fund was a decision made at COP27 in Egypt in 2022, but its implementation has not been easy. Nonetheless, this time, several developed countries have made pledges
The United Arab Emirates (UAE), host country of COP28, committed $100 million, Germany, $100 million, the UK, 40 million pounds (about $50.6 million) and 20 million pounds for other arrangements, Japan, $10 million, and the US, known for its grandstanding on climate issues, only $17.5 million.
source is China (not an endorsement one way or another). About this $17.5m they added
... leading to criticism from attending delegates and experts who deemed it “disappointing,” “shocking,” and “embarrassing.”