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    in this post and these comments is that the weather disruptions associated with climate change are not going to wait for us to come around and reach consensus. These are going to be increasing and cascading events as the feedback loops kick in. Our understanding of exactly how this works is not good, but the tangible evidence at this point is that it is happening faster than predicted. If the US grain harvest is destroyed again next year by drought, it will cause absolute chaos. The idea that we are going to be able to deal with this in some orderly manner seems pie in the sky to me. If we had 100% political consensus on this today, and mobilized all resources to abate, ameliorate and engineer for AGW, I doubt the situation could be improved significantly. The lifestyle adjustments necessary for us in the 1st world are just too great. We are in fact now at the mercy of nature, nature we unleashed.

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