Best News for America in a Long, Long Time

Have you ever been in one of those situations where it seemed like everything sucked, but it turned out that because of something in your life sucking, you got out of doing something that sucked way more?  You know, like when you’re sick and have to miss out on going to a wedding that’s four hours away, of some people you really didn’t like anyway.

The following is kind of like that:

Here’s another one of those bullshit “We’re all gonna die from climate change, unless we start living like cavemen” stories:

source: The Guardian

IPCC: rapid carbon emission cuts vital to stop 'severe' impact of climate change

Most important assessment of global warming yet warns carbon emissions must be cut sharply and soon, but UN’s IPCC says solutions are available and affordable

Mehrum coal-fired power plant in Germany
Carbon emissions, such as those from the Mehrum coal-fired power plant in Germany, will have to fall to zero to avoid catastrophic climate change, the IPCC says. Photograph: Julian Stratenschulte/Corbis

Climate change is set to inflict “severe, widespread, and irreversible impacts” on people and the natural world unless carbon emissions are cut sharply and rapidly, according to the most important assessment of global warming yet published.
The stark report states that climate change has already increased the risk of severe heatwaves and other extreme weather and warns of worse to come, including food shortages and violent conflicts. But it also found that ways to avoid dangerous global warming are both available and affordable.
“We have the means to limit climate change,” said Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). “The solutions are many and allow for continued economic and human development. All we need is the will to change.”
Read more.  Don’t bother.

The only thing you need to take from this entire story is this:

“Rich governments must stop making empty promises and come up with the cash so the poorest do not have to foot the bill for the lifestyles of the wealthy,” said Harjeet Singh, from ActionAid.

Don’t you see what awesome news this is for America?  These scientists dudes say that rich governments are the ones that are going to have to foot the bill for combatting climate change.

Guess what?  Our government isn’t rich, it isn’t even broke.  It’s $17 trillion in debt.

But as you can see, those scientist dudes basically said that the United States is totally off the hook on paying for fighting climate change.

Whew, that’s a relief!  I thought we were going to have a big bill there.

Who ever thought that the national debt would come in handy?

The Lord works in mysterious ways.


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