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Neural implants are very handy pieces of tech, that offers numerous advantages. Almost everybody in the Alliance installs them at some point of their life, some as early as 5 years old (in human terms). They're basically a scifi version of a smartphone (If smartphones could also help you with things like controlling serotonin levels or managing your diurnal rhythms), only without the functionality to transceive data wirelessly, for security reasons - there's an optional isolated router module for that. It's better when your router gets hacked or infected with a virus, rather than your brainstem.
"They are a violent, superstitious, irrational species about to kill itself through catastrophic environmental collapse."
We are still well within the parameters of "normal" that far predate human activity on this planet, and are likely to be even if we burn every drop of oil on the entire planet.
Just in the last nearly-million years' worth of ice core data that we have, we have examples of CO2 levels far FAR higher than current (though not just a whole lot lower - we are still recovering from an ice age), and we have exactly *ZERO* examples of CO2 being a leading indicator of climate heating, but several examples of CO2 being a *trailing* indicator of heating. To put it another way, we have multiple examples of the temperature going up, and then CO2 going up afterwards in fairly direct response, but no examples of CO2 going up, and then temperature going up in response.
This data is quite public - go to any site that offers ice core data, and look at it yourself. The hype is absurd, has never been scientifically supported, and has literally decades of failed predictions to show how ridiculous it is.
Oh, but THIS time the predictions of disaster will be true, surely. /sarc
There are plenty of reasons to despair for the future of humanity. Environmental disaster is not (currently) one of them.
Publicly available data shows that global temperatures have changed more in the last hundred years than they have in any previous million-year span for any reason other than massive vulcanism or an asteroid impact. It also shows that pretty much all of the extra CO2 released by fossil fuel burning is still there.
We are not headed for environmental collapse. We are getting ready to start another ice age. this inter-glacial period has already been one of the longest in the last 2 million years. We are however trashing the place. If you want to look at how we affect the weather , take a look at how much ground water we are taking out of the subsurface and injecting into the biosphere. water is the real driver of weather and climate.
Horsecrap and farking splinters. That is straight-up 1970s oil company propaganda. CO2 levels are at their highest in millions of years and rising thanks to us burning all the carbon as fast as we can. about 28 of the last 30 years have been the hottest on record. The permafrost is melting. Weather is destabilizing. The theory of global warming is well-established, supported by huge amounts of multi-source data, robust, and predictive.
In short, you are spreading dangerous lies about the greatest threat we have ever faced as a species or as civilizations. For the love of God, please stop it.