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    How Many People Must Be Killed and Pain Suffered Before We Get Busy on Climate Change?

    My guess would be about a billion before you can even get a political concensus on the matter. A few hundred million or so on top of that before anyone really thinks about doing anything remotely significant.

    Of course by that time no amount of work will help.

    •  Well, I can guarantee (0+ / 0-)

      that the half billion humans who comprise my particular generation will all be certifiably dead within the next 40 years, save somebody's Aunt Martha who might live to be 106. Somehow, I doubt the Captains of AGW corporate fossil fuels orgy will count that plus everybody else who dies in the next 40 years (any cause) as the billion you're looking for.

      Life, it turns out, is a 100% fatal condition, with or without fossil fuels.

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