Climate talk shifts from curbing greenhouse gases to adaptation

Jun 15, 2013 Full story: MassLive.com 6

The conversation is no longer solely about how to save the planet by cutting carbon emissions.

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LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#1 Jun 16, 2013
Not 'solely' about reducing GHGs, sure. Since we have FAILED to act responsibly, we are going to have to bear the increased costs of our failures. But for ever dollar we spend to reduce GHGs we will probably spend four or more in building mechanisms for adapting.

Since: May 13

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#2 Jun 16, 2013
Maybe those $4 will help the economy.
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#3 Jun 16, 2013
FF aka Fossil Fuels wrote:
Maybe those $4 will help the economy.
You probably back other 'make work' projects don't you. Especially subsidies to failing industries like the fossil fools.

Since: May 13

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#4 Jun 17, 2013
LessHypeMoreFact wrote:
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You probably back other 'make work' projects don't you. Especially subsidies to failing industries like the fossil fools.
Actually, I'm on the record as opposing subsidies. I don't consider adaptation engineering 'make work'.

Humans have always had to adapt to changing climates, we are not the first and if we are as sucessful as our ancestors, we won't be the last.

“Slightly below above-average”

Since: Jul 10

arguably garrulous

#5 Jun 17, 2013
I'm still trying to get my cows to stop farting.

“Lovely year for a Guinness”

Since: Dec 07

Daytona Beach

#6 Jun 17, 2013
if the gases are in greenhouses, simply shut the door; stupid

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