A Response To Field Notes From A Catastrophe

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The debate is over. Yes, Earth’s climate has always fluctuated and drastically variable eras of weather is far from an unusual notion, but it is the unprecedented pace at which it is all currently occurring that is of most potent concern. Even the dastardly right-wingers, who’ve tactically denied climate change for so long, have joined an overwhelming scientific consensus about anthropogenic atmospheric deterioration. Data from the past century has revealed blatant indications of natural systems breaking down; i.e.: the oceans, used by Earth as a primary mechanism in cleansing atmosphere of CO2 and seemingly slight temperature shifts are ensuing extreme ...view middle of the document...

Even those who accept its severity in theory remain reluctant to adopt lifestyle changes, let alone demand global/institutional reform.
Strategic use of stark statistics showcasing such harsh realities of snowballing conditions are helpful in allowing one to witness the perpetual global degradation at hand. Numbers rarely lie, and in light of piling evidence, any denial of deterioration is now easily dismissed as obnoxious unscientific utterances.

Still, many of the major culprits responsible worlds emissions contributing to global warming and climate change have only proved willing to make hypothetical effects on paper.

1. The Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is an international treaty that sets binding obligations on industrialized countries to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. Wikipedia

To contrast, John Bellamy Foster’s slant in Vulnerable Planet was far from passive, aggressive even, timelines the “synthetic age,” dissecting societal role, placing...

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