Scientist suggest we need a “World War type” mobilization to address climate change.

By |2019-07-05T09:21:57-08:00July 6th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |13 Comments

Sounds like a reasonable idea to me.

Courtesy of The Hill

Climate scientist Michael Mann is calling for a “world war-type” mobilization to address climate change.

“We do need a world-war type mobilization and that means putting in place incentives to move our economy as quickly as we can away from fossil fuels to renewable energy,” Mann, a scientist at Pennsylvania State University who is known for taking on climate skeptics, told Hill.TV in an interview that aired Wednesday.

“Now how we do that, there’s a legitimate policy debate to be had about how we do that but there isn’t a legitimate debate to be had anymore about the need to do that,” he added.

Mann warned that lawmakers should take immediate action, arguing that the Trump administration is actively seeking to dismantle 50 years of environmental protections put in place by both Democratic and Republican administrations.

He pointed to Trump’s rollback of the Clean Power Plan, a 2015 Obama-era policy aimed at combatting greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, as an example.

Mann also argued that Trump is “committed to denying” climate change and has pushed to prevent the government from taking the issue into account when making policy decisions.

This is essentially what AOC’s Green New Deal suggests as well, and it is clearly way past time for an all-out effort on this scale. 

We are in an emergency and if we do not do something about this right now, there will literally be no time left for many of to act. 

Currently, I feel like I am reporting on this from the front line as my state bakes in temperatures we have never even seen before. 

I can only imagine what this is doing to the permafrost and glaciers up here right now. 

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13 Comments

  1. Anonymous July 6, 2019 at 5:20 am

    “This is essentially what AOC’s Green New Deal suggests as well,……”

    Baaahaahahahahahaaaaaaaa! What is her plan when Russian or Chinese tanks are patrolling our streets after we have bankrupted ourselves into oblivion while the rest of the world laughed and watched? 93 trillion in the first ten years only! The tanks would be rolling before year 4,.

    You should grow up dude and stop having the hots for a lucky bartender.

    • lucy July 6, 2019 at 8:45 am

      You are a very ignorant and hateful troll who needs to get a life elsewhere. You add nothing to a very serious problem, no solutions only spite. I am entirely on board with an all-out effort to fix this problem. I live in Alaska and the rapidly warming climate has become a critical concern to all life.

      • Anonymous July 6, 2019 at 2:34 pm

        lol Lucy. Do you know China is the worst by far of CO2 emissions?

        How exactly are you going to change China? Or ALL the other nations in the world, especially developing countries that are developing their thirst for fossil fuel?

        I’m sorry you are such a confused woman that mistakes rational thought with hateful troll. lol. I feel sorry for your kids.

    • Anonymous July 6, 2019 at 10:00 am

      The only reason russian tanks will be patrolling our streets is that trump is putin’s puppet and trump is bankrupting the country.,

    • Rugbydude July 7, 2019 at 3:08 am

      Classic example of closed minded conservative ideology. Let’s see — The human-caused climate change drivel is clearly a liberal scheme to take away our freedom to continue our traditions and must be opposed at all cost no matter what the science, data, facts and common sense indicate. Did you finish high school or do you just have a small penis?

      • Anonymous July 7, 2019 at 6:25 am

        Lol. Someone who calls them self “rugby dude” is talking about small penis compensation! Lolololol! Do you have that on the license plate of your f250 also. How many inches of lift do you wear on your shoes? Lolol!

        • Rugbydude July 7, 2019 at 11:22 pm

          Please tell all of us why you feel qualified to refute the conclusions and urgent recommendations of about 95% of climate scientists, the majority of whom surely have PhDs. It’s clear you know next to nothing about rugby — guys with little dicks don’t last long.

  2. 2030 July 6, 2019 at 8:16 am

    https://thinkprogress.org/six-shocking-climate-events-that-happened-around-the-world-this-week/

    New satellite data reveals rapid sea ice loss in Antarctica. According to researchers, the continent has seen a “precipitous” fall in sea ice since 2014 with the rate of loss much faster than that experienced in the Arctic; as much sea ice was lost in four years in Antarctica as was lost in the Arctic over 34 years.

  3. Anonymous July 6, 2019 at 8:33 am

    Bad news. There is no hope left in this cycle, which is coming to an end. Most of us will die off in the next centuries. It has happened many times before. And yet once again, man carries on as if it were separate from nature, and above nature. In a very gross metaphysical sense, realization of nature often occurs one funeral at a time.

    Did you buy more shit today? THERE YOU GO. YOU ARE THE PROBLEM!!!!

  4. OT? July 6, 2019 at 9:35 am

    https://worldchannel.org/episode/lusa-g-is-for-gun/

    G IS FOR GUN documents a growing program in Ohio that is training school staff to respond to active shooter situations with guns. Often reflecting a multitude of social issues, explore what both sides have to say about the issue, and the divide it has created in the town of Sidney, Ohio. {If not the whole country.}

    BIG BAD Gz

  5. Anonymous July 6, 2019 at 10:50 am

    You Alaskans, in particular, don’t have much of a chance when it comes to combating climate change. Look what you are about to do to your education system.
    No education = no chance.

  6. Anonymous July 6, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    Start apologizing to the grand kids, it really appears we will not get our shit together in the time frame were now facing. It really does not help when major polluter is run by someone who thinks this is all a hoax to get money and power.

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