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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 12 Nov 2015 @ 11:01pm

    Re: Re: Re:

    Does the answer really matter that much? Are we supposed to just accept all natural disasters and not even discuss possible solutions for global problems?
    Two things.

    The first is "Is climate change a natural disaster?". Or is it just change like the seasons, coming and going in cycles?

    The second is "There are bigger global problems than climate change". There are more critical problems not being handled at the moment that profoundly affect human life than some possible scenario of climate change.

    Thirdly, (I know I said two things), we haven't a clue (that is actually based on sound experimental evidence) of how to mitigate any effects to climate change (whether anthropogenic or natural). We see volcanoes go off on a semi-regular basis and the only thing we can do is "get out of the way" if we have enough warning. Climate change is far more widespread and an extraordinarily larger activity than a single volcano, so if we can't stop a volcano, then how on earth are we to stop climate change? Hmmm. We can't even stop the effects of large storms, so how about it. What are your mitigation solutions that will demonstratively show positive results? Not PC but actual efforts.

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