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Arizona Professor: Forget Climate, Humans “Don’t Have 10 Years”

Humans ‘don’t have 10 years’ left thanks to climate change – scientist

There’s no point trying to fight climate change – we’ll all be dead in the next decade and there’s nothing we can do to stop it, a visiting scientist claims.

Guy McPherson, a biology professor at the University of Arizona, says the human destruction of our own habitat is leading towards the world’s sixth mass extinction.

Instead of fighting, he says we should just embrace it and live life while we can.

“It’s locked down, it’s been locked in for a long time – we’re in the midst of our sixth mass extinction,” he told Paul Henry on Thursday.

But Professor James Renwick, a climate scientist at Victoria University, says people should not use his words more as an excuse to give up.

While he agrees that climate change is possibly the “biggest issue humanity has ever faced”, he says “giving up is not really helpful”.

Instead, Prof Renwick says he hopes Prof McPherson’s 10-year claim will encourage people to take action.

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It is difficult to see why “its locked in, we’re all going to die” should be construed as a call to action.

On the other hand there might be a silver lining to this mass extinction business. With any luck the mass extinction event will take out all the mosquitoes and other annoying pest species first, giving us a last few happy years of bug free outdoor BBQs.
 

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We've heard all this before.
 

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And we will keep hearing it because of mental illness and money grants.
 
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Wish "they" would do something about sun spots and earthquake causes! "They"? Who the h*ll is "they"? ... Quote from The Wild Bunch...Regards, Ed
 

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10 years? But,but I have leases. The sad thing is the climate is indeed changing but this change happens regardless weather Humans are present. Climate Change is just the natural process of this system we call Planet Earth. All systems work to reach their lowest energy state and for the Planet Earth that is a ball of ice with a cold dead core.

What upsets me is the insinuation that Man created this problem and if we just stopped with the CO2 production we could stop the climate from changing. Not going to happen. The Climate will change regardless of what we do or don't do. It is simply a natural process.
 

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"There’s no point trying to fight climate change "

There never was. The planet has been getting warmer for 400 years. It has nothing to do with air conditioners or soccer moms driving SUV's. The problem is that this has gotten to be big business. Admitting the mistake now could collapse the world economy.
 

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Another reason why we should all take up smoking pot, and the words of Tom Petty, listening to "silly little things that don't add up to nothin".
 

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Wish "they" would do something about sun spots and earthquake causes! "They"? Who the h*ll is "they"? ... Quote from The Wild Bunch...Regards, Ed

My Dad always used to say "They" are the biggest liars in the world LOL
 
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