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    Just something interesting I came across. The point of no return has been passed a long time ago apparently, and no matter what we do we're screwed so say the enviromentalists and the geologists. I personally don't think its 100% accurate, I'd say 50 at best. And even if its accurate, its not gonna happen in my lifetime

    http://www.shoutwire.com/viewstory/5..._tipping_point

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    Tipping point may have been passed but I am uneasy with the concept because if it hasn't been passed then those who have no desire to clean up their act will use it as an excuse along the lines of - "we are screwed anyway so what difference does it make". In fact this may already be Whitehouse policy
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    we can't tell for sure yet

    tis happening though


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/hottopics/climatechange/

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    btw, what this thing is....


    that (GNN|independent) article is one of many different predictions. the point of this download is a bit like SETI@home

    there are hundreds of thousands of possible paths the climate can go along now. by checking the results in a few months we can see which outcome happens from the most different predictions to find out what is most likely to happen.

    imagine rolling two dice over and over again, you'd work out that 7 is the most likely outcome. that's kinda how this works.

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    [quote=cpt_azad]I personally don't think its 100% accurate, I'd say 50 at best. /quote]



    Funny.

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    [QUOTE=Cheese]
    Quote Originally Posted by cpt_azad
    I personally don't think its 100% accurate, I'd say 50 at best. /quote]



    Funny.
    indeed. The BBC should not waste their time and effort on a big distributed computing project, they should have just asked Cpt_Asda.

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    Double post. Damn my common sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbarossa

    indeed. The BBC should not waste their time and effort on a big distributed computing project, they should have just asked Cpt_Asda.
    I agree with you, but maybe not 100%. I'd say 86% at best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggles
    Tipping point may have been passed but I am uneasy with the concept because if it hasn't been passed then those who have no desire to clean up their act will use it as an excuse along the lines of - "we are screwed anyway so what difference does it make". In fact this may already be Whitehouse policy
    Oh, ffs, Les.

    "We're screwed" is the default policy for the entire world, courtesy of Mother Nature.

    One half-assed volcanic eruption has more effect on global warming than has the entire Industrial Age.

    We're just along for the ride, and it has never been otherwise.
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