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Ward said the impact of bleaching had been extensive across 16 sites that she visited in the reef’s southern section, affecting coral species that had usually been resistant to bleaching. Some coral had started to die, a process that usually takes weeks or months after bleaching occurs.

“I feel devastated,” she said. “I’ve been working on the reef since 1992 but this [event], I’m really struggling with.”

As do I Dr. Ward, with ever election result reinforcing the deveststation of the orthodoxy and the disregard my fellow citizens have for a livable biosphere.

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Ward said the impact of bleaching had been extensive across 16 sites that she visited in the reef’s southern section, affecting coral species that had usually been resistant to bleaching. Some coral had started to die, a process that usually takes weeks or months after bleaching occurs.

“I feel devastated,” she said. “I’ve been working on the reef since 1992 but this [event], I’m really struggling with.”

As do I Dr. Ward, with ever election result reinforcing the deveststation of the orthodoxy and the disregard my fellow citizens have for a livable biosphere.

[-] hanrahan 0 points 4 days ago

it’s important that we don’t give in to defeatism.

Do you not mean realism ? perhaps you didn't see the recent election results?

Even if people had voted Labour nothing substantive would have been done, Greta T calling Jacinta out for her bullshit should have been a heads-up there if nothing else. Even the Greens, the only party taking it a little seriously don't have the radical policies necessary because they'd be pariahed if they did BUT a majority vote for them would likely have seen the Overton Window move and a rise in the radical policies needed eg closing airports, cutting back on dairy and forestry, reducing meat consumption, working towards banning personal cars (including ecars, as the IPCC suggests we must), banning meat eating pets after your current one has passed etc

Emissions globally went up last year, as did the use of fossil fuels and everything we do and how we live is base on entitlement, we long ago mistook needs for wants.

The range of potential sea level rise is wide and difficult to predict accurately:

Of course but getting it wrong and assuming it will be low and it turns out to be high is catastrophic, so adopting the precautionary principal is the only sensible choice to make.

Being a fantasist and hoping or praying the emissions away isn't helping, (the current strategy) I am not suggesting people go YOLO and using that as a cover to be an arsehole to keep their emissions high so moving away from the ocean, off a flood plain etc, keeping your emissions low so you're not one of the arseholes making it worse and voting Green are all doing the right thing but planning for the worst and hoping for the best is a sensible strategy to ensure you're not at the front of the destruction queue.

Here's an interesting take from a physicists, Tom Muprhy

https://dothemath.ucsd.edu/2024/04/distilled-disintegration/

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The sovereign citizen movement rejects the legitimacy of the government. Its fast-growing popularity has had authorities scrambling to get a handle on how far its tentacles have reached.

Unfortunately, Mr Oxby was persuaded by this theory during the seminar, which I infer from his evidence, was presented in a persuasive and charismatic manner."

He was ultimately fined $14,000.

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The sovereign citizen movement rejects the legitimacy of the government. Its fast-growing popularity has had authorities scrambling to get a handle on how far its tentacles have reached.

Unfortunately, Mr Oxby was persuaded by this theory during the seminar, which I infer from his evidence, was presented in a persuasive and charismatic manner."

He was ultimately fined $14,000.

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[-] hanrahan 7 points 1 week ago

You've not met many republicans then ?

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The destruction of the world’s most pristine rainforests continued at a relentless rate in 2023, despite dramatic falls in forest loss in the Brazilian and Colombian Amazon, new figures show.

An area nearly the size of Switzerland was cleared from previously undisturbed rainforests last year, totalling 37,000 sq km

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From physicist Tom Murphy's blog.

Much of my writing in the last few years has tried to capture why I have become convinced that modernity can’t last, likely to begin disintegrating in the near-term

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The authors argue that centuries of imperialism, extractive capitalism, and population growth have pushed Earth's ecosystems beyond their limits, and created a broadening pattern of social inequality. The review summarizes the grave threats facing the planet but rejects a "doom and gloom" philosophy. Instead, the authors argue, the threats should motivate swift and substantial actions.

According to the authors, a global economic model focused on wealth accumulation and profit, rather than true sustainability, is a major impediment to decarbonization, conserving natural resources, and ensuring social equity. Therefore, the authors argue, governments should enforce radical, immediate cuts in fossil fuel use, eliminate environmentally harmful subsidies, and restrict trade that generates pollution or unsustainable consumption.

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The authors argue that centuries of imperialism, extractive capitalism, and population growth have pushed Earth's ecosystems beyond their limits, and created a broadening pattern of social inequality. The review summarizes the grave threats facing the planet but rejects a "doom and gloom" philosophy. Instead, the authors argue, the threats should motivate swift and substantial actions.

According to the authors, a global economic model focused on wealth accumulation and profit, rather than true sustainability, is a major impediment to decarbonization, conserving natural resources, and ensuring social equity. Therefore, the authors argue, governments should enforce radical, immediate cuts in fossil fuel use, eliminate environmentally harmful subsidies, and restrict trade that generates pollution or unsustainable consumption.

[-] hanrahan 10 points 1 week ago

Needs socialised and subsidized; food, water, shelter, healthcare for example

Wants, not socialised

An example?

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2024/jan/10/the-social-housing-secret-how-vienna-became-the-worlds-most-livable-city

[-] hanrahan 11 points 1 week ago

You can port your goodreads reviews and upload them to bookwhyrn to help populate reviews AFAIK.

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Radio Ecoshock interview with Professor Tim Lenton, from Exeter U about tipping points, what have we passed, their interconnectedness and the consequences.

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Radio Ecoshock interview with Professor Tim Lenton, from Exeter U about tipping points, what have we passed, their interconnectedness and the consequences.

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[-] hanrahan 7 points 2 weeks ago

Well,I did my bit and voted Green 1 thru 7. Alas didnt help much.

[-] hanrahan 5 points 2 weeks ago

You can side load.signal though from their website

https://signal.org/download/android/

[-] hanrahan 4 points 3 weeks ago

"I did not mean that Conservatives are generally stupid; I meant, that stupid persons are generally Conservative". - John Stuart Mill

[-] hanrahan 9 points 3 weeks ago

That's sort of misleading though. They say they discarded the hot model runs becase paleoclimatology research tended to suggest suggest that couldn't happen. Hausfather etal. Andrew Dressler was involved and had a response on Mastodon

However :) people like Professor Janson Box etal suggested it will happen way faster then most models predict.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTdJRy1uqsc

The precautionary principal (because we have no planet B) should have us doing everything we can to get in front of this. Worst case scenario, rich asshole high emitters have to live like ordldinary folk more quickly. We can keep ignoring it until we collapse civilization like John Schellenhuber etal suggest, which does seem to be the option we've chosen.

I don't think it matters either way, we ignore it because it's inconvenient not becase we dont have the tech. We have long known how to ride a bicycle and stop flying for example... we just keep emitting, emissions increased again last year.

[-] hanrahan 8 points 3 weeks ago

Or how do elders deal with what other citizens would take for granted in terms of mobility?

Currently they alll use little electric mobility scooters, in cycle lanes when available, bacause its too dangerous to be any where there are cars here in Australia.

How do those with epilepsy get around, they can't drive at least they can't here in Australia. One lady with epilepsy I knew rode a little electric scoot, she loved having her independence.

What happens to people when they loose thier license in the US ?

[-] hanrahan 3 points 1 month ago

Read this on Degrowth yesterday and have to agree.. Get to his "workable solution" and it's "thoughts and prayers" :) Just further confirmation that collapse is inevitable.

https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/degrowth-movement-is-politically-impractical-by-alessio-terzi-2024-03

[-] hanrahan 4 points 9 months ago

That furphy's been disapproved so many times it's weird it keeps getting brought up. It's literaly not the case, you can expend the energy to cycle the 5km to work and don't need to eat extra to fuel it. You're not racing the TdF.

As an asdie, I have an ebike and an escooter (better again IMO in cities then an ebike and less resource and maintence intensive) and a I use the escooter and non ebike by far the most

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