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"If Charlie really believes that global warning is not a threat or an emergency, then maybe it is time for him to retire."

Here are two very plausable scenarios:

1) The world recognizes the threat but accelerates growth of the global economy. The US urges Bangladesh to open its economy, improve its property rights rules and enforcement even more, etc. and the result is that after 25 years, Bangladesh is a very wealthy and productive country with an increasingly educated citizenry. At that point, ocean levels begin to rise, and Bangladesh is able to do what Holland did. In doing so, they also avoid the catastrophic deaths that routinely occur due to cyclones, and its people are healthier and better off. The same goes for many other vulnerable areas.

2) The world cuts its output of carbon dioxide by a significant amount, resulting in a major global economic slowdown. Bangladesh continues in poverty along with the rest of the Third World. Obviously cutting the carbon dioxide helped, but it didn't remove the carbon dioxide already there. Also methane is a far worse greenhouse gas and cows are responsible for an amazing amount of it. Al Gore and others never said anything about that because it's not a major part of the mojo. So after 27 years, Bangladesh and other vulnerable poor areas are underwater with no capabilities to do much about it. Tens of millions die.

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