Are we all through with calling everyone Nazis for supporting free speech? If we are, the planet is melting and if you think being carbon neutral by 2050 is meaningful, you are part of the problem.
There is no stopping Climate Change now, only mass cultural, political and economic adaptation can save us and we are currently no where near that.
I’ve been following the science behind global warming climate change and the most excruciating truth is that as each year passes, only the worst case scenarios start bearing fruit…
Climate change: ‘Hothouse Earth’ risks even if CO2 emissions slashed
It may sound like the title of a low budget sci-fi movie, but for planetary scientists, “Hothouse Earth” is a deadly serious concept.
Researchers believe we could soon cross a threshold leading to boiling hot temperatures and towering seas in the centuries to come.
Even if countries succeed in meeting their CO2 targets, we could still lurch on to this “irreversible pathway”.
Their study shows it could happen if global temperatures rise by 2C.
Climate change could trigger ‘Hothouse Earth with 60 metres sea level rises
Earth may be on a runaway trajectory towards a ‘hothouse’ climate which will see huge swathes of the planet become uninhabitable and 200ft (60m) sea level rises, an international team of scientists has warned.
A new review found that even if targets to cap global warming at 2C are met, it may already be too late because of a ‘domino effect’ of other factors such as the ongoing reduction in Arctic sea ice and the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest.
Gwynne Dyer: Climate change — where is it all going to end?
This is Armageddon Summer in the northern hemisphere: out-of-control wildfires all around the Arctic Circle (not to mention California and Greece), weeks-long heatwaves with unprecedented high temperatures, torrential downpours and Biblical floods. And yes, it’s climate change.
It’s quite appropriate to be frightened, because the summers will be much worse 10 years from now, and much worse again 10 years after that. Prompt and drastic cuts in greenhouse gas emissions now might stop the summers of the 2040s from being even worse, but they wouldn’t do much to lessen the mounting misery of the next 20 years.
Those emissions are mostly in the atmosphere already.
China’s heatwave apocalypse: By 2070, weather there will kill
NOW we know why Beijing is so interested in the South China Sea: Killer heatwaves are set to sweep across northern China within just 50 years. If they don’t leave, 400 million citizens could face a day where they’re left with only hours to live.
And that day will be a pressure cooker.
A report published this week in the science journal Nature Communications details the effect of climate change on China’s great North Plain, which contains the megacities Beijing and Tianjin. The area’s once fertile open fields have become among the most densely inhabited places on Earth.
But things are warming up. Fast.
…global warming due to human made pollution is an existential threat to our entire species and the need to change and adapt to it are beyond the current capacity of our political spectrum.
Being Carbon Neutral by 2050 isn’t a solution to anything, it’s the pretence of a solution.