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I just wanted to say my piece about the global warming issue.
I have always been aware of the fragility and finiteness of our world, and the constant need to have MORE every year, including the need for economic growth every year, has always seemed insane to me. That is to state my political world view. Being worried about our world has seemed a game for the far future, not the near term. That is now changing.
The most recent IPCC panel came under fire from the right for being too alarmist(big surprise), and the left for not being accurate. More specifically, the people who seem to know what they are talking about, and are not part of the conversation at the national level, are either scared, or past being scared and are preparing for the worst.
The people I have been following include James Lovelock, Guy McPherson, and James Hansen.
They all seem to have one thing in common. They believe we are PAST fixing this problem, except for James Hansen, who has had some level of optimism, although, he has been quiet lately. They say we are blowing past all climate model predictions.
Energy limitations are pushing us into new fracking techniques which release vast amounts of methane, and the Conservative governments are NOT open to stopping this, or even listening to objections.
If we are PAST the major tipping points, and are opening up the throttle on Arctic exploration, and all energy production, including fracking, how can we hope to survive the coming warming events, coupled with the real game changer of ocean acidification</a>?
It seems no politician is taking this very seriously, or even seems to understand what this could lead to. Ocean level rise is of course, scary, but the acidification and chemical change of the Oceans could lead to a planet with no AIR! Or at least a human compatible air.
To finish, I must say, at this point, no "invisible hand" of the "free market" is going to fix this. It is what created the problem. We need wisdom, and knowledge. And the courage to speak up, and take extraordinary steps. This might mean actually finding a way to scrub Co2 from the air, actively, instead of just slowing down our destructive economy. Of course this also means altering our political/business arrangement. Not an easy task, to say the least. This is one of the main obstacles to our salvation. I know, that sounds rather melodramatic. But, if you take the evidence as I have seen it, and I don't know if you have seen most of it, it is a melodramatic moment for our species, and perhaps all animal species.
For one concise article on our predicament, I would suggest this guymcpherson.com/2013/01/clima…, by Guy McPherson.
In Solidarity,
Robert

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A tree hugging, artistic, astronaut wannabe. Hate Corporations, and Extreme Right wing politics. (sorry! can't please everyone!) I think the planet is beyond saving at this point, but we gotta keep trying anyway. And by that, I mean, the planet will survive just fine without us, but most of the life as we know it will probably go extinct with us. I go between hoping the economy will collapse, so we stop developing everything within our field of view, and hoping we conquer space, so we can keep going, long enough to grow the hell up!


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Thank you for visiting my site!! :D (Big Grin) 
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lovingit2 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Also read your blurb... I completely agree with you. There was a good quote from CK Lewis a comedian that I really like which went something like - so any time I get a climate change skeptic I just think to myself 'okay, why don't we just do nothing and hang around and see what happens huh?'

It's incredible to me that there is still debate on these kinds of subjects. Myself, I live in the middle of the pyrenees in France. People here still do things the old way. I mean seriously you see shepherds walking through the forests with their sheep (okay so they're listening to their ipods) but still!

Anyhow I thought you might like this video. If you haven't seen it before it's definitely worth seeing and sharing...


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Robby-Robert Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Okay, Real strange coincidence. I JUST watched a video by David Suzuki on exactly the same issue, and numbers. David Suzuki must have watched the same video you posted here.
He did it in a couple of minutes, but the same, depressing message got across. The only problem with these videos is you have to be smart enough to watch them, or seek them out.
Thanks
Robert.
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lovingit2 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Okay I'll do a search for that for sure sounds good. You have to have some patience to watch the whole of Albert Bartlett's video. When I shared it on facebook a while back only one person actually watched it!!!

I was listening to this podcast by Joe Rogan and he had an interesting thing to say which was basically that human beings would rather cling onto delusions that are comforting than face uncomfortable realities.

Learn how to grow potatoes I guess :)

Kelvin
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Robby-Robert Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
I did watch the whole thing, right to the bitter end. Amazing old guy, lots of wisdom there, mixed in with some basic arithmetic skills.
thanks
Robert.
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lovingit2 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Hey - thanks for the comment. I came here and I couldn't believe it - those images are made using real life props? That's excellent stuff! Keep it up!
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Robby-Robert Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Thank YOU!
Yup, I prefer the old fashioned way. I went to the movie 2001:a space odyssey, when I was eight, and it changed my brain, and when I was older, and into special effects, I read about how they made that movie, and the fact that the Discovery ship model was 54 FEET long! It blew my little brain. Ever since then, I've spent a great deal of time trying to recreate that sense of scale and wonder I felt in the theatre watching it for the first time.
Thanks
Robert.

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pushyreeder Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hello!Let's be friends!Feel free to look around my gallery anytime!Love your art!
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Nordenstam Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Love Your space stuff :)
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