• @OpenStars@startrek.website
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    182 months ago

    I remember, it’s been nearly a decade already, when the shocking realization hit me that climate change wasn’t just something that was going to happen, like 100 or even 20 years in the future, but it had already happened, and people simply were refusing to acknowledge it.

    since the turn of the millennium, deaths from climate change have already exceeded those from all World Health Organization global-health emergencies other than Covid-19 combined. “Vanishingly few of these deaths will have been recognized by the victims’ families, or acknowledged by national governments, as the consequence of climate change,”

    But there is currently no vaccine for climate change.:-(

    • Sirsirsalot
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      72 months ago

      It has happened, and is happening. The changes aren’t over. The changes will continue happening at an accelerated pace.

    • @hex_m_hell
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      22 months ago

      COVID-19 may still have been a result of climate change, and climate change increases the likelihood of new pandemics.

      • @OpenStars@startrek.website
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        22 months ago

        I think that one was inevitable, due to humans encroaching upon the bats territory and how fast it mutates - people were warning about it being inevitable over a decade ago. But yeah, climate change could bring about the next one. (Link)

  • @BigDickEnergy@lemmy.dbzer0.com
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    2 months ago

    Interesting article but it bizarrely completely misses what is likely to be by far the biggest source of climate change-related death: famine. Humans can shelter from the heat and we can displace our air pollution (thanks EVs) but our crops are still stuck in the field and you can pretty accurately predict yield losses from increased temperatures and increased/decreased rainfall.

    This is bad enough in developed nations, where food prices will increase, choice will decrease, and general inequality will worsen. But things will become way worse in developing nations. These mostly practice inefficient, environmentally-damaging subsistence farming and when they start to produce even LESS food, they will just become failed states and hotbeds of civil war. This will bring about much more death and migration, most of it only visible to your average westerner on their TV screen as talk points for your local left/right-wing politicians.

  • Rimu
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    72 months ago

    A good shift in perspective. Thanks.

  • IninewCrow
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    42 months ago

    We’re the dumb frog in a pot of hot water … we won’t know we’re in danger until our eyeballs gloss over because they’ve been thoroughly cooked but we’ll be dead my then.