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Hollywood was quick to respond as President Donald Trump announced that he plans to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord on Thursday.
Former Vice President Al Gore called the decision “reckless and indefensible.” In a statement, Gore said, “It undermines America’s standing in the world and threatens to damage humanity’s ability to solve the climate crisis in time. But make no mistake: if President Trump won’t lead, the American people will.”
The Weather Channel updated its homepage to address the potential effects of the announcement.
originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
While we face serious existential threats as a species this Century from Emerging Technologies (such as 'Skynet' style AI scenario's), we also can see Green Tech coming in to save the world...
If people could get off the doomsday paranoia kick and cool their jets, the technologies we need to solve these problems are coming...
High-Powered Plasma Turns Garbage Into Gas
Energy Harvesting ‘Piezo-tree’ Concept
Jet Engines the Inspiration for New Wind Power Technology
MIT Breakthrough: Thermo-Chemical Solar Power
Bionic Leaf Makes Fuel from Sunlight, Water and Air
Zero Emission Power Plants Coming Next Year
Japan Closer to Harvesting Solar Energy from Space
Fusion Reactors Two Steps Closer to Reality
A Solar Roof That Will Cost You Less Than a Normal Roof Plus the Cost of Electricity
Carbon Capture Breakthrough in India Converts CO2 Into Baking Powder
And that's just a small handful of examples from the past few years I grabbed real quick.
Then there's the Law of Accellerating Returns to consider. Think "Moore's law", it turns out the effect applies to essentially every industry and technologies conceivable.