From Climate Denial Crock of the Week.
“We’ll adapt to that.”
Who elected Tillerson master of the Earth? Who empowers him to make that decision for us?
We did; we vote with our habits.
As Reagan’s campaign slogan suggested, “It’s time for a change.” Vote by revectoring your money.
So, here’s what I find hard to comprehend: That guy in the video, Mr Tillerson, CEO of Exxon Mobil, has no beard. He’s clean-shaven.
That means he has to face himself in the mirror.
Every single day.
How does he do that?
Vampires don’t have that problem.
Very powerful compilation of the last months events… this has been an amazing time. Like this is a ratcheting up of catastrophic events.
What is supposed to be comforting about that line “We’ll adapt to that”?!
The only thing I can think of is that he has now at least admitted that there is something to adapt to.
Peter adeptly turns it into a genuinely frightening phrase.
Every time someone uses that argument of “we’ll adapt” I think, “Um, yeah, if you can call the death of millions as ‘adaptation’ then sure, we’ll adapt.”
Yes, and I picture my children surviving that perfect storm with all those splitter-bombs’ impacts around them taking out those other millions. Adaptation at its best.
Don’t forget to click the link to “Yes, Virginia, Sea Level Really is Rising ” during the closing credits as well.
Another video worth watching is a TED talk by Dave Roberts of Grist:
Do the world a favour everyone and put the URL in your sig, with whatever commentary best reflects your message to the world.
and this is what skeptics had to say about US temperature just one year ago:
[Response: Ah yes, based on the work of Chip Knappenberger.]
The FDA and EPA are irrelevant. We’ll adapt. The species will survive.
No need for laws against rape. We’ll adapt. The species will survive.
So there’s no need to outlaw murder. We’ll adapt. The species will survive.
No need for an army. We’ll adapt. The species will survive.
No need for monopolies. We’ll adapt. The species will survive.
No need for private property. We’ll adapt. The species will survive.
Tamino, I have a request. There’s been some debate over whether the 1 in 1.6 million chance for 13 consecutive months to fall in the top 1/3 of the distribution is accurate. Lucia made an effort to determine this, but even her correlation was rather low for US temps. Anthony Watts and others seemed to presume that there’s a significant correlation in the monthly values, so that the actual probability is significantly lower than that. But I don’t think it’s so obvious of a proposition. I agree on a month-to-month basis, there’s some correlation, but I don’t think it’s obviously apparent that a reading 13 months ago would have any correlation to a value this month. In fact, it very well may be negatively correlated due to changes in the various external climate drivers. If the correlation is negative, then the odds may be even less than chance. Do you think you could take a stab at elucidating this problem and come up with a more reasonable estimate of the probability?
I hope things get a lot worse very soon. That is the only thing that will snap the Americans out of their self-hypnotic dream world.
What I hope is that we’re laughably wrong.
I know exactly where Geoph is coming from, but like Jeffrey I also hope that we’re laughably wrong.
Should it be even just “noticably” worse in the next few years, the overall implications for trajectories would be such that the FUBAR is signed, sealed, and delivered.
Sure, but there’s hope and then there’s evidence.
Good climate science/extreme weather lead story on ABC world news at 6:00 PM. I don’t know if the video is available.
“Welcome to Hell”
— Horatio Algeranon
Welcome to Hell
So glad you came
Where cold and hot
Are just the same
Where record heat
Is nothing new
But daily beat
And yearly too
Where CAT 6 storms
Are raging fire
The climate norms
When you retire.
It would be nice to access this video minus the tag line “Climate Denial Crock of the Week”. Some of my conservative friends would watch a video I linked on Facebook if it had a less inflammatory title.
Peter just gets better and better. Let us hope his videos get passed around, watched, and internalized.