Here's the moment of truth. To stop global warming before the tipping point, net Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) must be zero by 2050. To appreciate the amount of work that has gone into climate research, follow through with the 'Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C'.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_R ... _of_1.5_°C
One of the stupidest arguments from the deniers is this. There is a stack of evidence supporting climate change because so much money has been poured into research about climate change.
This is obviously wrong. Since Big Oil and Big Coal could have poured billions into research to win the debate. Instead, the evidence has identified fossil fuel as the main culprit. No amount of rigged research by Big Oil can change the scientific consensus which is non-partisan.
At a time when we need to make significant sacrifices, there is heavy resistance from the heavy polluters. They're not willing to pay the 'carbon tax'.
The bottom line is that the human race will not be able to meet the goal because the heavy polluters are not willing to pay their share.
So, look to the future. In the next 10 years, there will be worse floods in spring, raging wildfires in summer, and tropical storms in late summer. You have to ask yourself, “Where is a safe refuge?”
Everyplace will be affected by climate change. Even Vancouver will be affected by wildfire haze and water shortages.
I started this thread in 2012, as an educational service. Even then, I anticipated that the human race would NOT be able to find the consensus to do the right thing. Even when doing the right thing was in its own interest.
Today, the Donald and Doug administrations are just the tip of the iceberg.
Sometime around 2030, there will be enough damage for the pendulum to swing back. By then, any doable plan from the UN will be too little and too late. At that time, the goal will be to limit global warming to 3 or 4 or 5 degrees Centigrade.
Good luck to you all. I'm signing off because my job is done. Look to yourselves.
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