I have increasingly little faith that the United States (I won't speak of or for any other country, since I don't live there) will do ANYTHING to avoid the catastrophe which appears to be heading our way. The Democrats lack the will to do anything of substance; the Republicans deny that the problem even exists.

What a depressing time to be alive in this country.

Fish is awesome, though!

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Great summary of the fossil nuggets in this report. I think it's worth noting what the IPCC is talking about when it refers to [un]abated fossil fuels. It doesn't mean reduced use. It means with climate impact reduced. This is the footnote: "In this context, ‘unabated fossil fuels’ refers to fossil fuels produced and used without interventions that substantially reduce the amount of GHG emitted throughout the life cycle; for example, capturing 90% or more CO2 from power plants, or 50–80% of fugitive methane emissions from energy supply."

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" all those things are changeable with enough mobilization and advocacy."

But what if this doesn't work or isn't enough? What do we do then?

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Great article, nice discussion. We agree on everything. I added some historical information on James Hansen and a discussion of Climate Science Culture in my take on the report. That's the anthropologist showing I guess.

I think what's going on in the field of Climate Science is important for context in understanding how to read this report. There is a civil war going on in the field as it makes a paradigm shift.

The Old Climate Moderates from the 80's are in control of the current narrative. 80% of Climate Scientists think they got it wrong.

The cognitive dissonance going on around that is profound and has a BIG influence on what gets said, and put into reports.

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As always, the United States proves a paragon of excellence on climate policy. *pours shot of alcoholic beverage*

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The UN and its spinoffs and the WEF are on a different and bad agenda on many fronts ... lets wait until the guys at the CO2 Coalition who have a better grip on reality have reviewed the deep data in the latest report and then we will get to the truth... but so far its clear its all a huge hoax to think we have any crisis other than to manage some affordable and low panic adaption. We have no real option but to use the existing energy sources to support our civilizations and the needed prosperity.

Its clear that any mitigation approach will be far worse than any impact of climate change.

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Here is the Report Summary captured as a word cloud: some words like high, and confidence, were removed since they don't help us grasp the central ideas being broadcast in the summary of the report.


Spoiler - emissions, climate, global, warming, and adaptation are the top five words

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