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  •  Right. (2+ / 0-)
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    Meteor Blades, Eric Nelson

    the higher sea level pushes the brine in from the edges and from below.

    This report is driving the hydrocarbon industry nuts. This means more money into the congress and more phoney experts trying to introduce doubt, and a full court media assault on any possible change of course on energy. They will stop at NOTHING to destroy the world for quick profit.

    I don't understand it, myself, as these guys are already so rich they don't have to drill any more. there's just no need of it. Go ahead, shut off the oil, we won't die.

    A true craftsman will meticulously construct the apparatus of his own demise.

    by onionjim on Mon Mar 31, 2014 at 01:49:51 PM PDT

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    •  If the oil was shut off right now, we would die. (0+ / 0-)

      But that's why it's so imperative that we use what oil we can fit into the ever-shrinking carbon budget and the infrastructure we have in place to transition away from it, and as rapidly as possible. If collapse occurs as the much-remarked-upon recent NASA report indicated was likely (or really, validated those of us saying that collapse was on the horizon for years now) before we are able to transition to renewables and a carbon-negative economy (as, for instance, outlined in digby's 12-step platform), we will be totally disorganized and focused on our own individual day-to-day survival rather than on our collective survival, capable in whatever feeble way we are now of working together to solve the biggest crisis humanity and the ecosphere has faced in Earth's history.

      "It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society." -Jiddu Krishnamurti

      by Panacea Paola on Mon Mar 31, 2014 at 05:30:32 PM PDT

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