Regarding the environment, are we fucked?

I have had a ponder. First thing in the morning the U.K. government should implement the following:

Office workers to be allowed to work from home, all meetings to be held via Skype only on Wednesdays.

All newbuild houses should have solar panels, communal wind turbine, hods of insulation, etc. Ground source thermal exchange thingies and leccy heaters instead of gas.

The elephant in the room is power generation. Can we do it all without nuclear? If we switch to non carbon power then we need to generate enough electricity to charge our Sinclair C5s.
Fracking is the answer to the power shortfall mate.
 

Hansel

Goalkeeper
The human race may be doomed but the planet certainly is not. More than 95% of the species that have ever existed are extinct. One the last human is gone the earth will slowly start to recover until it reaches peak diversification again.
 

MonkeyLove

Striker
No we're done sadly. It's now no longer overly dramatic to say the Human Race only has a century or two. Almost all scientists share that view.

Quite amazing when you think that we have basically fucked it.
 

Rick O Shea

Winger
If we carry on as we are, at what point are we fucked? How many years...

I’m not a denier (that word doesn’t look right, probably got it wrong!) and do think we’re contributing to global warming and could do an awful lot to slow it down but I do also believe there are contributing factors outside human control.
There's no doubt we're in a tight spot........

As a nation I think we're not doing too badly - but anything we do will not matter much unless the countries with really big populations change their priorities - China, India, Russia, USA.
 

Scimmy

Striker
Think we are tbh. The likes of China and the US will drive it home to the point of no reversal.
Look what’s happening in the Amazon Rainforest, it’s hardy making a murmur, frightening.
I learned a horrific fact the other day that an area of rainforest equivalent to a football pitch is being lost every minute (or was it every second?).

However I also learned that the oceanic phytoplankton absorb way more CO2 than the rainforests do.
 

ouro

Striker
Depends really.

If you’re a selfish arsehole, a gibbering idiot or have a hatred of experts then no, we’re fine.

If you have more brain capacity than an amoeba then yes, we’re probably a little fucked unless govts take drastic measures.
Therein lies the problem. Overeducated fools with a sneering contempt for anyone that disagrees. Overpopulation is the problem mate, not Elsie from Pallion putting her cans in the wrong coloured bin.
 
I'd consider myself fairly passionate about reversing the effects of global warming etc, getting involved with recycling, owning a hybrid car, that sort of thing, and im impressed that the collective consciousness in Europe and the UK is mobilising to such a degree on the matter.

However, is the whole situation fucked anyway as the third world catches up and superpowers like America continue to fuck off the idea completely?

Paints a bleak picture
Yes, we are.
 

muggboots

Striker
I learned a horrific fact the other day that an area of rainforest equivalent to a football pitch is being lost every minute (or was it every second?).

However I also learned that the oceanic phytoplankton absorb way more CO2 than the rainforests do.
But warming, increasingly acidic seas (more dissolved CO2) are inhibiting their growth cycles.
 

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