Recalculating the Climate Math

‘…Those numbers spell out, in simple arithmetic, how much of the fossil fuel in the world’s existing coal mines and oil wells we can burn if we want to prevent global warming from cooking the planet. In other words, if our goal is to keep the Earth’s temperature from rising more than two degrees Celsius—the upper limit identified by the nations of the world—how much more new digging and drilling can we do?’

 

Source: New Republic – Recalculating the Climate Math

 

Standing Rock Sioux on the front lines of the climate emergency | TheHill

‘…Indigenous people are among the most vulnerable communities on the front lines of the climate crisis, and are leading the fight. Corporations have repeatedly used force to extract fossil fuels from their lands with approval from government attorneys and military forces. Major pipeline projects invariably cut across Native lands while bypassing white suburban communities.’

Source: Standing Rock Sioux on the front lines of the climate emergency | TheHill

Military Leaders Warn That Climate Poses Security Threats – Scientific American

‘…The Pentagon must game out catastrophic climate scenarios, track trends in climate impacts and collaborate with civilian communities, they say. Stresses from climate change can increase the likelihood of international or civil conflict, state failure, mass migration and instability in strategically significant areas around the world.’

Source: Military Leaders Warn That Climate Poses Security Threats – Scientific American

Outdated FEMA Flood Maps Don’t Account For Climate Change : NPR

‘The floods that hit Louisiana last month were caused by rainfall that was unlike anything seen there in centuries. Most of the southern part of the state was drenched with up to two or three inches in an hour. A total of 31 inches fell just northeast of Baton Rouge in about three days; 20 parishes were declared federal disaster areas.’

Source: Outdated FEMA Flood Maps Don’t Account For Climate Change : NPR

Will ExxonMobil Have to Pay for Misleading the Public on Climate Change? – Bloomberg

‘…One potential defense that Exxon is floating: Since the 1970s its scientists have published climate findings in more than 50 peer-reviewed articles. What Exxon knew, the argument would go, the wider scientific world also knew. The company didn’t keep secrets the way the tobacco industry did.’

Source: Will ExxonMobil Have to Pay for Misleading the Public on Climate Change? – Bloomberg

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