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Subject:  Re: Already Too Late to Stop Climate Change Date:  12/4/2012  12:22 PM
Author:  Volucris Number:  46551 of 63311

We were never going to stop climate change.

The Chinese will wipe out every last rhino so they can have a little powdered rhino horn to help their sex lives. They sure as heck aren't going to stop burning hydrocarbons. Neither are we.

Someone living on a dollar a day doesn't really care much about the ice caps or polar bears. Sea level increases 50 years in the future? Not a big deal when you are looking to survive now.

It's the prisoners dilemma.
Q. If everyone agrees to work for the common good, what is the best way to ensure you personally have the best possible outcome?

A. Screw everyone else and do what is best for you.
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