The UN’s New Focus: Surviving, Not Stopping, Climate Change
The United Nations’ latest report on climate change contains plenty of dire warnings about the adverse impact “human interference with the climate system” is having on everything from sea levels to crop yields to violent conflicts. But the primary message of the study isn’t, as John Kerry suggested on Sunday, for countries to collectively reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. Instead, the subtext appears to be this: Climate change is happening and will continue to happen for the foreseeable future. As a result, we need to adapt to a warming planet—to minimize the risks and maximize the benefits associated with increasing temperatures—rather than focusing solely on curbing warming in the first place. And it’s businesses and local governments, rather than the international community, that can lead the way.
“The really big breakthrough in this report is the new idea of thinking about managing climate change,” Chris Field, the co-chair of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) study, said this week, adding that governments, companies, and communities are already experimenting with “climate-change adaptation.”
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ok, so I don’t think I’m crazy, but I feel like I get stared at, on a regular basis. I never know if it’s in my head, and I just happen to see people looking my way when I notice, or if I am actually getting stared at.
Question is, why are people looking at me? Do I look a mess? I did just get back from the gym, and I am aware that my hair is uncooperative, but that’s no reason to stare.
It’s not because you think I’m pretty, because I know what I look like.
is it my Star Trek shirt? Is it the way I sit? WHY ARE YOU LOOKING AT ME?!
Maybe I should ask the complete stranger next time….
Why is Hollywood allergic to female protagonists? It’s not a conspiracy.
This podcast is wonderful, and I’m only 5 minutes in.
A Mental Illness Happy Hour listener whose list of fears matches mine four for four. Glad I’m not the only one.
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Just made a hair appointment. I haven’t cut my hair in like a year….
Might even get it colored but I’m not sure If I can pull off what I want, so I might do it, I might not.
I’m going to see what the stylist says before making a decision. He allegedly specialises in long hair, which is great, since I want to keep my length, but not my crappy ends.
This isn’t until next Wednesday, so it gives me plenty of time to change my mind about it a couple hundred times about the color.
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LOOK. IT’S EVERY SINGLE STEREOTYPE ABOUT MEN’S RIGHTS ACTIVISTS PUT INTO ONE HANDY-DANDY DEMOGRAPHICS SURVEY SO IT CAN BE STATISTICALLY VALIDATED!! [x]
Oh. My. God. I would cry except I’m laughing too damn hard.
No shadows here. The stereotype was not accurate enough, apparently.
This is really sad,
It seems that feminists, and men’s rights activists have become the equivalent of Republicans and Democrats. Whatever one is for or against the other is against or for, instead of sticking to their original values and fighting for the same cause, which is equality for women in social and legal roles where men have the advantage, and equality for men in social and legal roles where women have the advantage.
These two groups have gotten so radical, I think it’s time for a new group that will actually stick to their purpose, and not try to remove everything that might not 100% align with them.
I’m so over people and their shit.
were u not hugged as a child
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Im not sure the new IT guy knows what he is doing…
Nonsense give him a promotion and his own corner office
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Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (Ep 2: Some of the Things that Molecules Do)
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