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Australia Heatwave Jan 2019 (General)

by dan @, Friday, January 25, 2019, 19:06 (491 days ago) @ dulan drift

These temperatures and conditions are phenomenal. Coming on the back of last years fires in California, there seems to be little room for doubt that something very serious is happening on a global scale, and by happening I mean biting us in the ass, not just showing up on graphs in some article.

Here's a rather depressing headling: Corporate America Is Getting Ready to Monetize Climate Change

"As the Trump administration rolls back rules meant to curb global warming, new disclosures show that the country’s largest companies are already bracing for its effects. The documents reveal how widely climate change is expected to cascade through the economy -- disrupting supply chains, disabling operations and driving away customers, but also offering new ways to make money."

And when it comes down to it, corporations are going to do everything they can to maximize short term profit. Shareholders vote short term profit, not global health. The system rewards short term gains and punishes long term investment. This is going to get very, very serious before it gets better, in fact we might very well just die out.

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