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  •  I still hope that we can do some engineering to (1+ / 0-)
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    minimize the damage that's already scheduled to occur.

    I'm not sure what form it would take, but even some mitigation may help.  Even massive tree plantings may help.  Some estimates are that the die-off of Native Americans following first contact led to a massive regrowth of forest on previously fire-managed lands across the North American continent and this led to a cooling period in Western Europe.

    So... things may be possible, but not unless everyone gets on board, across the world, and fast.

    "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

    by YucatanMan on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 06:36:18 PM PST

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    •  Look around... (0+ / 0-)

      ...do you see any serious mitigation taking place? Any real research into it?

      How many developing countries are even TALKING about it?

      Even if the whole world stops now, we have already excellerated the present extinction and the best for which we may hope is mitigation for future generations.

      Otherwise the Earth is going to "mitigate" us.  And soon.

      "Wealthy the Spirit which knows its own flight. Stealthy the Hunter who slays his own fright. Blessed is the Traveler who journeys the length of the Light."

      by CanisMaximus on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 06:53:50 PM PST

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