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This Is How Human Extinction Could Play Out (Bill McKibbens in Rolling Stone)https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/bill-mckibben-falter-climate-change-817310
If we keep raising carbon dioxide levels, we may not be able to think straight anymore. At a thousand parts per million (which is within the realm of possibility for 2100), human cognitive ability falls 21 percent. “The largest effects were seen for Crisis Response, Information Usage, and Strategy,” a Harvard study reported, which is too bad, as those skills are what we seem to need most.
If I want mindless alarmism I'll go listen to Alex Jones.
In June 2018, researchers found that a two-degree Celsius rise in temperature — which, recall, is what the Paris accords are now aiming for — could cut U.S. corn yields by 18 percent. A four-degree increase — which is where our current trajectory will take us — would cut the crop almost in half. The United States is the world’s largest producer of corn, which in turn is the planet’s most widely grown crop.Corn is vulnerable because even a week of high temperatures at the key moment can keep it from fertilizing. (“You only get one chance to pollinate a quadrillion kernels of corn,” the head of a commodity consulting firm explained.)
I dunno why you worryPretty soon, they'll just remove a couple cards from the castle and it'll crumble quickly5 or 6 billions will dieBut the planet will be safe and clean for the elite and their slaves to live happily ever after.
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