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Avalanche forecasters try to curb deaths as skiers and snowmobilers flock to backcountry areas

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By MATTHEW BROWN

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But as it goes through temperature changes — which are more likely and more dramatic when the snow is not deep, a variable that's shifting with climate change-induced droughts — it sometimes transforms into sugar-like crystals.

The denial of the climate crisis is stupid and suicidal.

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The denial of the climate crisis is stupid and suicidal.

What happened? Where is the rest of your usual copy&paste essay, the one with the boiling oceans?

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The denial of the climate crisis is stupid and suicidal.

Unfortunately this is true for the vast majority of the people that are being manipulated into denial, but for the 1 percenters that profit handsomely from making the problem worse there is no real risk, their money and power can shield them from most of the negative consequences.

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What is the relevance of 'Montana backcountry' with Japan...?

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Our knowledge of physics and system theory tells us that in the wake of the inputs inserted by humans the climate system has become nonlinear and unstable. This system is full of malignant positive feedback loops that push it away from equilibrium. There are no stabilizing mechanisms whatsoever that can keep the climate system in equilibrium. But there is no need to be an expert: The rapid rise in temperature and humidity is visible to the naked eye. The catastrophic loss of our planet and the ultimate extermination of humanity are very near. There may still be a remedy: Getting out from energizing ourselves from carbon, and moving on to a new era of energizing ourselves from the sun's radiation and from heavy nuclei. That is easy to do, and should have been done a long time ago. However, there are powerful social forces that fight vehemently against this simple and obvious cure and against the attempt to salvage the planet and the human race. These enemies of the planet claim that moving to modern transportation based on electricity will ruin our society. These devils do not explain how can the usage of efficient, high performance and enjoyable electric cars ruin our society? And what society will remain when the temperature rises to hundreds of degrees Celsius and all the oceans boil and become steam?

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And what society will remain when the temperature rises to hundreds of degrees Celsius and all the oceans boil and become steam?

That's a really good question, mainly for science fiction authors. What will society look like when this happens, 1 to 2 billion years from now?

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---when this happens, 1 to 2 billion years from now?

The time scale of the greenhouse process is not measured in billions of years. At the present stage It is measured in months.

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At the present stage It is measured in months.

Alright. I mean, it's not going to happen of course. But I'm actually really curious what you will do with the short rest of your life, given that you actually believe it will end very soon.

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But I'm actually really curious what you will do with the short rest of your life, given that you actually believe it will end very soon.

One of the things I do is entrepreneurship of solar energy. My first project commenced operation yesterday. It was a little moment of a bit of pleasure when electrons started to flow into the grid. My second project is under construction now. These are small-scale projects, but I hope that they will set an example. This entrepreneurship is not lucrative, but I try to balance it financially, so as not to lose too much money. I also try to convince people to move to electric vehicles. These vehicles are very economical and enjoyable. I even offered to my girlfriend to undertake half of the cost in order to purchase an excellent electric car for her, but this proposal was dropped from other reasons.

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One of the things I do is entrepreneurship of solar energy.

But why, what's the point if the world will end in a few months? According to your copy&paste fiction there are no stabilizing mechanisms, so the doomsday cannot be mitigated.

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It is possible to stabilize the system, if we wish. It isn't hard to do. We just need to love our planet and opt for life.

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It is possible to stabilize the system, if we wish. It isn't hard to do. We just need to love our planet and opt for life.

If we don’t, can you give us a timescale of when the walls will close in and the oceans will vapourize?

I imagine you’ve read a lot about this.

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can you give us a timescale of when the walls will close in and the oceans will vapourize?

A mathematical analysis can give us some clue. This probably entails solving very complicated differential equations numerically. However, the system is very complex. As is always the case in modeling of complex systems it is necessary to start from a basic model that captures the essence of the system and provides basic understanding, and then move on to modeling deeper and more intricate details. In the case of the Earth's climate system it is better to take action first. Taking action is easy: All is needed for now is to proceed vigorously with the modernization that is taking place anyway: Generate clean electricity from the sun's radiation and from nuclear process, move the transportation to electricity.

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What is the relevance of 'Montana backcountry' with Japan...?

It's relevant to the article's topic of avalanches. There's more to the environment than just Japan.

And what society will remain when the temperature rises to hundreds of degrees Celsius and all the oceans boil and become steam?

How will the temperature rise to hundreds of degrees Celsius, other than from the expansion of the Sun? How long will it take for 1.3 billion cubic kilometres of ocean water to become steam? At least we probably won't have to worry about avalanches.

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