Humans should act to fight climate change

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Humans should act to fight climate change.

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  • Climate change is putting increasing pressure on political governance and if not acted upon soon this could lead to growing strains on international peace organisations (eg. NATO, WHO, EU etc).

  • The biggest climate change threat humans face is an ice age. Ice ages come in cycles and our last glacial period was only 15,000 years ago. We need to fight the climate cooling again with greenhouse gases, otherwise glaciers will plow through our cities.Earth's orbital variations and sea ice synch glacial periods

  • Dealing with the effects of climate change in the future would be much more complicated than dealing with them now

  • Fighting climate change is a moral obligation, as those who will suffer are those who are unable to prevent it.

  • Technology is going very fast. Fighting climate change can be a motivator to indirectly improve/innovate industries.

  • Climate change will negatively affects human health

  • Climate change has profound and negative impact on nature.

  • Climate change is likely to cause extensive human suffering. ipcc_ar5

  • Scientists advocate to fight climate change.

  • Market forces indicate humans should fight climate change.

  • As a result of climate change national and international migration could rise.

  • There is no agreed ideal climate for the planet, but if there was, it would probably be a warmer one with greater CO2 since plants like more CO2 and crop cycles extend

  • Current Climate and the rate of change are nothing out of the ordinary for the Planet when considering its past, so regardless of the actual cause behind recently witnessed warming, the conditions are not out of favourable climate for the planet.

  • Humans lack the tools necessary to fight climate change.

  • The money necessary to fight climate change can be used to better ends.

  • The Earth, which is so much bigger and older than the human species, will be fine.

  • In all climate scenarios, global GDP is multiplied by 5 to 20 in 2100 (in constant $). The range is explained by different energy consumption and efficiency. The "climate impact" is evaluated between 0 and-10%, which still leaves a multiplication of global GDP by a factor of 4.5 to 18 by 2100, depending on scenarios. SSP database for IPCC scenarios

  • Climate change policy has become politicised; it is a pretext used by politicians to further their own goals. This politicisation has clouded true debate and sensible answers on what to do about Climate Change

  • The climate is known to exhibit chaotic behavior (in the mathematical/scientific sense) and is very difficult to link effect with cause