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asg101 wrote

/r/anarchism has 800000 subs and /f/anarchism has 1200.

I have a feeling most people by now know the problems at /r, but are willing to sift through the corporate crap for gems that might never show up on /f. Until the participating numbers reach more parity, there is going to be more content and a bigger community at /r. It is the old "chicken and the egg" conundrum. I will keep visiting both for the foreseeable future, there is no reason that I can see to be exclusive either way.

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asg101 wrote

This article seems to deliberately ignore the methane hydrates being released as the permafrost retreats, and the clathrate deposits on the continental shelves, which add up to several times the amount of carbon released by human activity.

We can look at the end of the Permian era to see what the REAL consequences are from runaway global warming feedback loops.

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asg101 wrote

Excellent post, and that is my favorite quote for these times.

The Nazis brought millions to the ovens, and they have been regarded as monsters for generations. The companies and individuals that are bringing the ovens to billions should be regarded as infinitely worse.

Thank you for posting the information on who these monsters are.

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asg101 wrote

I agree, unfortunately humanity is taking most other species with it. The carbon cycle we have pushed the Earth into is the one that leads to most organic material sequestered under the oceans after all above ground carbon sources are dead from the heat. The Permian/Triassic extinction event is probably a good example of what we are looking at. Humanity might be able to dig deeper and faster than the creatures from that era whose fossils were found cooked to death in their burrows, but it is doubtful we will survive.

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asg101 wrote

They will survive slightly longer than the rest of us, but only until their photovoltaics systems and the air-scrubbers and aquaponic systems in their underground bunkers break down and there are no more of us around to fix them. In the geologic/evolutionary scale, they will die when they finish killing us.

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asg101 wrote

The feedback loops ALREADY underway make it pretty certain the planetary autoclave has been activated. The "perma"frost is melting and pockets of methane are exploding now. Rain-forests are drying out and bursting into flames. 12 years left to save Earth? In 12 years will we figure out how to travel back in time and assassinate the climate Hitlers that launched the omnicide?

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asg101 wrote

Religion, sports and war are the three biggest drains on humanity's time and resources. They are all varying aspects of tribalism and all contribute to the "us versus them" mind set. I truly think we would be traveling to the stars by now if it were not for religion. Although I don't think the rest of the universe would be better off with humanity out there.

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asg101 wrote (edited )

Over 30 years ago I saw the absolute lack of any significant action on climate change and CO2 emissions was leading to inevitable extinction level global warming feedback loops and got a vasectomy. I doubt that any child born today (outside of children of the elite) will have the chance of a healthy, happy or secure life, and it is cruel and selfish to bring one into existence at this point.

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asg101 wrote

With fascists generally intent on accelerating global warming and environmental collapse, they seem to be a self-correcting problem. Unfortunately they will take the rest of humanity and all of our fellow inhabitants of this planet with them into the autoclave.

Eventually evolution will start anew, you gotta think long-term.

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asg101 wrote

It has only been a "failure" as far as stopping drug use and supply. It has been a huge success at increasing the powers of police states, incarcerating people of color, enriching private prison corporations, police and prison guard unions. So the drug war has benefited the plutocracy immensely, just as it was designed to do.