When the Floods Come: the Climate Change thread

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Can’t find the reference… was it Teller who suggested simply letting off fusion explosions underground then using it like a geothermal source? He certainly suggested it as a way of fracking and also getting at regular geothermal.

So fusion power is perfectly viable… but perhaps just a little more exciting than we might like… :thinking:

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In that case you could presumably also let fusion happen in space, and then collect the electromagnetic radiation it emits as a way to get electricity. I’m sure that’s viable.

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Review suggests current global efforts are insufficient to limit warming to 1.5°C

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Well, Eddie was just this guy, you see…

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In addition to Beau’s take on the Colorado River, here’s a report from John Oliver that covers the history of the problem, inadequate/unrealistic agreements, and lack of regulation that led to where we are now:

Since the GOP has been promoting states’ rights, governors screwing over their constituents for profit, and encouraging folks who disagree with regulations to just ignore them, I’m wondering at what point people affected by this will start screaming for federal intervention. The demand for states to produce their own plans is likely to go as well as the Republicans health care effort. They’d probably put a requirement for Mike Judge’s Brawndo in there somewhere. :grimacing:

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No accountability.
No consequences.
(Yet.)

Eight years on, the people of Flint whose lives have been changed forever by lead in their drinking water still await real justice.

https://www.freep.com/story/news/politics/2022/06/28/state-continue-case-against-charged-flint-water-crisis-officials/7758126001/

Prosecution against officials charged in Flint water crisis to continue, despite ruling

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New Girl Facepalm GIF by HULU

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Great (in an awful way) video. The lack of industrial water usage tracking reminded me of what’s been done to regulate fishing. Recreational anglers (who fish with individual rods and reels) are regulated with strict limits on size and catch. Meanwhile, commercial trawlers with nets do much more to contribute to the problem of overfishing.

Also, the outcome of the Nestlé case he mentioned was posted here :angry::

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Almost like one could draw a line straight to Joe Manchin.

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