Looting the Ivory Tower: on the plausibility of keeping warming to 1.5 degrees

“The plausibility of a 1.5°C limit to global warming Social drivers and physical processes”

It’s a report by some folks in Hamburg. You can read the report here https://cliccs.uni-hamburg.de/about-cliccs/news/2023-news/2023-01-31-pm-climate-futures-outlook.html…

We’re just not acting fast enough. We’ve got one foot lightly (VERY) lightly on the brake, and a lead foot on the gas (aka accelerator). And there is a brick wall/cliff/choose your metaphor ahead. Ooops.

Other stuff to read/think about?

Red Queens (in the sense of running on an ever faster treadmill)

This from the Onion. https://theonion.com/the-time-to-act-is-now-says-yellowing-climate-change-1819578751…

Btw, there is a beautiful fearful symmetry in this. Hamburgers in 2023 telling us trouble ahead, when in 1988 NGOs met in Hamburg and tried to get momentum for a 50% cut in emissions by 2005. That might have given us some chance… https://allouryesterdays.info/2022/11/09/november-10-1988-activists-demand-even-steeper-emissions-cuts-than-toronto-ignored-obvs-but-were-right/…

Oh well.

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  1. I totally agree, “Social Change” is what is needed, nothing we are currently doing will stop the acceleration in environmental degradation (climate change). In fact much that we are doing, or propose to do, will only make matters worse.
    Not even the greediest of us can believe in continual GROWTH and GROWTH is the real problem.

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