What the future holds

Here are two worrisome bits of information I found today:

via here, the C)2 level at Mauna Loa is poised to break 400 ppm for the first time in modern history. Here’s a chart for the levels since 1958 (from here, Credit: Dr. Pieter Tans, NOAA/ESRL (www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ccgg/trends/) and Dr. Ralph Keeling, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (scrippsco2.ucsd.edu/).):


or, if you want a longer time frame (you might notice that sharp uptick at the end there):


And then there’s this:

When asked to agree or disagree with the following statement: In the next few years, an armed revolution might be necessary in order to protect our liberties.

In total, 29% agree, 47% disagree, 18% neither agree or disagree, 5% are unsure, 1% refused to answer. For Republicans, the percents are: 44% agree, 31% disagree, 20% neither agree or disagree, 4% are unsure, 1% refused to answer.

That’s … interesting. And unfortunately it seems we may be living in interesting times.

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