/r/climateskeptics

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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.


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  1. Don't disparage the sub as a whole. It is our experience that those who do generally don't contribute anything of substance to the discussion.

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AI is exhausting the power grid. Tech firms are seeking a miracle solution.

The mighty Columbia River has helped power the American West with hydroelectricity since the days of FDR’s New Deal. But the artificial intelligence revolution will demand more. Much more.

So near the river’s banks in Central Washington, Microsoft is betting on an effort to generate power from atomic fusion — the collision of atoms that powers the sun — a breakthrough that has eluded scientists for the past century. Physicists predict it will elude Microsoft, too.

The tech giant and its partners say they expect to harness fusion by 2028, an audacious claim that bolsters their promises to transition to green energy but distracts from current reality. In fact, the voracious electricity consumption of artificial intelligence is driving an expansion of fossil fuel use — including delaying the retirement of some coal-fired plants.

In the face of this dilemma, Big Tech is going all in on experimental clean-energy projects that have long odds of success anytime soon. In addition to fusion, they are hoping to generate power through such futuristic schemes as small nuclear reactors hooked to individual computing centers and machinery that taps geothermal energy by boring 10,000 feet into the Earth’s crust.

https://archive.ph/YCLBp#selection-644.0-644.3

1 Comment
2024/06/22
01:10 UTC

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Boo!

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2024/06/22
00:02 UTC

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SUBJECTIVE INTERPRETATION ON CLIMATE CHANGE DEFINITION AND THEIR EFFECT ON THE PUBLIC'S (POLITICAL) VIEW. QUESTIONS TO THINK ABOUT IT.

We should write a book about this argument because there is a lot of misinterpretation that affect the public view on the CLIMATE CHANGE phenomenon.

Let’s start reading the following scientific definition of CLIMATE CHANGE:

BRITANNICA ENCYCLOPEDIA:

Climate change, periodic modification of Earth’s climate brought about as a result of changes in the atmosphere as well as interactions between the atmosphere and various other geologic, chemical, biological, and geographic factors within the Earth system.

(https://www.britannica.com/science/climate-change)

 

Now let’s compare it with the following definitions:

 

UNITED NATIONS:

Climate change refers to long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns. Such shifts can be natural, due to changes in the sun’s activity or large volcanic eruptions. But since the 1800s, primarily due to the burning of fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas. human activities have been the main driver of climate change.

(https://www.un.org/en/climatechange/what-is-climate-change)

 

QUESTION 1:

SINCE WE ARE A PRODUCT OF THE NATURE AND WE ARE PART OF IT, DO HUMANS ARE STILL THINKING WE ARE DIFFERENTS AND UNIQUE (ANTHROPOCENTRIC VIEW)?

QUESTION 2:

SINCE WE ARE AWARE OF OUR CONTRIBUTION ON THE ACTUAL CLIMATIC CHANGE, SHOULD HUMAN THINKS RATIONALLY TO MITIGATE IT OR SHOULD WE ACCEPT IT AS A NATURAL PROCESS?

QUESTION 3:

SINCE CAPITALISM IS DRIVEN BY PROFIT, AND MONEY ARE AT THE BASE OF EVERYTHING IN LIFE, SHOULD WE HAVE TO CHANGE OUR ECONOMIC SYSTEM TO MITIGATE AND EVENTUALLY REDUCE THE ACTUAL CLIMATE CHANGE?

 

My personal opinion is that it is impossible to stop the actual climate change. Probably we can try to mitigate it but there are many others factors that came into the big picture that are out of our control. It is like to try to save the coast line from erosion, or to stop a landslide, or a volcanic eruption. Maybe it will work for some years but at the end force of gravity, tides, waves, sea level, plate tectonic will win.

2 Comments
2024/06/21
15:39 UTC

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The con job is VERY real!!

6 Comments
2024/06/21
14:17 UTC

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Cow farts vs Pesticides

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2024/06/21
14:16 UTC

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Just stop oil poll

6 Comments
2024/06/21
09:07 UTC

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The state of EV companies

12 Comments
2024/06/21
04:37 UTC

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Governments are a joke!!

0 Comments
2024/06/20
18:38 UTC

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The truth about crude oil!

92 Comments
2024/06/20
18:37 UTC

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More climate LIES........... From almost 35 YEARS AGO!!! o.O

12 Comments
2024/06/20
11:54 UTC

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Scarcity is being fabricated by psychopaths

56 Comments
2024/06/20
11:53 UTC

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Nope

51 Comments
2024/06/20
04:37 UTC

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Climate alarmism dies in the Maldives!!

13 Comments
2024/06/19
16:17 UTC

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Pipeline vs strip mine!

4 Comments
2024/06/19
16:16 UTC

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Stonehenge today...

54 Comments
2024/06/19
14:12 UTC

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