Sadly jackt your polls are either ignorant or feign ignorance by believing the idiots like Taylor over the 95% of climate scientists. And it has to do with money and personal gain. Why else would they not do what's right for their own children. Maybe they don't care cos if they make enough money they can go and live in Swiss mountain villas.
We don't even really need to get at the gas and oil. Not yet anyway. Make it safer and then do it. The current oversupply is bringing the price down anyway so make no real eceomic sense until you realise it's a mad dash to get it out before its banned. Battery technology, wind, solar, geothermal, wave energy, all doable and only slightly dearer. If you factor in the huge sudden cost of trying to reverse global warming when it becomes too late to turn around and it will all have looked a bargain.
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JackT in your opinion, out of the 20,000,000,000 years of earth history, give or take 10billion years, what is the probability humans and their 5,000 or so years of survival give or take a million years, will survive another 5 or 10 thousand years, give or take a billion years? Being 60, what should I be planning for and concerned about the next 500,000 years or the next 100,000,000 million years...??
DING. Several loners made it slow. 20.
Perhaps an extreme extinction event could serve a useful purpose. For example it might interrupt unrestrained population expansion and resource consumption by a single dominant species, and then start again with simpler life forms which might evolve differently, perhaps even to be more respectful of the unalienable rights of other life forms.