Extraction Extremism: Connecting the Dots on Global Warming
Back in the bad old days of the Bush Administration in the run-up to the Iraqi war, conservatives spoke a lot about "connecting the dots" by which they meant taking data points that seemed disparate and separate, and linking them into a larger narrative that made sense.
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#1 Sep 24, 2013
Great summary. Take your pick for emphasis.
“Burning all fossil fuels” would warm land areas on average about 20°C (36°F) and warm the poles a stunning 30°C (54°F). This “would make most of the planet uninhabitable by humans, thus calling into question strategies that emphasize adaptation to climate change.”[Hansen]
This overall trend is what you take home for measure. As the climate shifts and dominant mechanisms bring quickened effects, the local people get stuck while the scientists continue screaming the results of their global studies. The deniers must be traitors as humanity.
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