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  •  I will admit that I have been thinking about (4+ / 0-)

    this a lot. Been checking out climate projections for North America in an attempt to find an area that might still be habitable even in a worst case scenario. It doesn't look promising anywhere on earth. The only areas that might be survivable on this continent are going to be in Northern Canada and perhaps Alaska...maybe now is the time to try to buy a little piece of property in some of those areas to leave to my kids.

    •  Me too (2+ / 0-)
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      tonyahky, radical simplicity

      But there's no planning for it.  I go and read about about dehydrating and storing up food to make myself feel better, but it's all kind of hopeless.

      I went to the aquarium a couple weeks ago and it gave me hope (actually certainty) for the continuation of life on earth.

      Too bad for humans though.  I do worry about my kids.  Hopefully they'll look out for each other.

      Republicans: Taking the country back ... to the 19th century

      by yet another liberal on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 07:59:45 PM PST

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    •  I have concluded (2+ / 0-)
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      that British Columbia and Alaska, as close to the ocean as possible, but high enough to avoid sea level rise, will be the best areas for Americans to relocate.  But will the Canadians take us?  Thus, Alaska.

      Most likely, it is impossible at this point to increase our odds of survival.  If anybody survives, it will be up to pure dumb luck.

      There is a rapidly-growing consensus developing that we are well and truly screwed.  We still cling to hope, of course.  "Surely there is a techno-fix," etc.  But the prognosis is bad and is rapidly getting worse.

      Extinction seems like an increasingly-likely outcome, and we have trouble wrapping our minds around this possibility.  Denial is hard-wired into us (it has never been easy to be human) and we can rest assured that the worse the objective situation becomes, the deeper most of us will sink into denial.

    •  There is nowhere safe (0+ / 0-)

      Get an energy audit. Find a way to drastically reduce the use of any carbon-eating transit.

      Do everything you can today to cut energy use, then get all your friends & family to do so, too. Help them if they need pointers.

      We need the energy equivalent of victory gardens - everyone does their part.

    •  That's a bit of an exaggeration, I think. (0+ / 0-)

      I suppose it depends on your view of things.

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