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Countdown To Climate Catastrophe... Seven Years Left.

Scientists say seven years left to avoid worst effects. The first step is to get rid of an old idea that the public, the media and policymakers are not clear on—the notion that even if humans stopped emitting carbon dioxide overnight, inertia in the climate system would continue to raise temperature for many years. Because CO2 can persist in the atmosphere for a century or more, the argument goes, even if the concentration stopped rising, temperature would keep going up because the heat-trapping mechanism is already in place. In other words, some level of future warming is “baked into” the system, so it’s too late to avoid the 1.5-degree threshold. Climate models consistently show that “committed” (baked-in) warming does not happen. As soon as CO2 emissions stop rising, the atmospheric concentration of CO2 levels off and starts to slowly fall because the oceans, soils and vegetation keep absorbing CO2, as they always do. Temperature doesn’t rise further. It also doesn’t drop, because atmospheric and ocean interactions adjust and balance out. The net effect is that “temperature does not go up or down.”

While we cannot stop global warming overnight, we can slow the rate and limit the amount of global warming by reducing human emissions of heat-trapping gases and soot (“black carbon”).UN Secretary-General António Guterres says that “the climate emergency is a race we are losing, but it is a race we can win.” This may seem overly optimistic when we’re confronted with constant headlines about the dire state of the climate crisis. Psychologically, when people feel hopeless, they feel disempowered and they give up. Seeing solutions and being part of a group of people who are addressing a problem is encouraging and inspires people to do the necessary work. That is what Black Coral is all about.

Nations need to move away much faster from fossil fuels to retain any hope of preventing a perilous future on an overheated planet, according to a major new report on climate change released on Monday, although they have made some progress because of the falling costs of clean energy. The report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a body of experts convened by the United Nations, warns that unless countries drastically accelerate efforts over the next few years to slash their emissions from coal, oil and natural gas, the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit, will likely be out of reach by the end of this decade. That’s the threshold beyond which scientists say the dangers of global warming — including worsening floods, droughts, wildfires and ecosystem collapse — grow considerably. All of these things are really doable but the problem is Greening the planet has a lot of enemies because the average person will benefit so greatly that major corporations will see their wealth go back into the hands of the middle class and that is one thing Wall Street, those who make money from military expansion and the IMF don't want to see.

Simply put going green means a lot of free energy, free transportation, free land, free access to food, and freedom from stupid wars for profit. While it isn't a brand new concept, the Green New Deal has become a big part of policy debates in the country today, largely due to the remarkable ascent of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), the youngest woman to be elected to the House of Representatives.

Her ambitious and wide-ranging proposal was a centerpiece of her campaign that addresses an issue that 60% of Americans say already affects their local community. As it stands, the deal promises to tackle economic inequality by creating high-quality union jobs. It could enrich EVERY American regardless of race ,color and creed and that is the rub. Some segments don't want to see BIPOC people win and would rather have the whole world go down the drain than have an economy with economic advancement for all. On March 26, 2019, lawmakers in the Senate voted 57-0 against advancing the resolution with 43 out of 47 Democrats voting "present" in order to not take a formal position. Why?... because their votes are bought and paid for by the people who caused the problem in the first place and because of that we all will pay. No amount of money will safeguard anyone from the effects of a 2 or 3 degree rise in global temperature. Ironically although the majority of white people believe they are relatively protected from climate change, the opposite is true. Deaths from melanoma, low birth rate from photolysis, shorter lifespans according to the Skaervo Norwegian study from hotter years, and ecosystems that do not allow people without melanin to go outside for more than a few hours could all be in our not so distant future.

Dozens of famous European landmarks could sink below sea-level if global temperatures rise by more than 1.5°C, Iconic sites like Buckingham Palace, Barcelona Cathedral and - ironically Venic Italy and Glasgow Scotland could be submerged in before 2170 due to decisions made this decade. The bleak visuals of besieged architecture are only the tip of the iceberg globally. New data from nonprofit Climate Central shows that roughly 10 per cent of the world’s population, over 800 million people, live on land which will be lost if current carbon emissions trends continue Fifty major cities, mostly in Asia, would need to mount “globally unprecedented defenses” to survive, they found, while many island nations face near-total loss of their land.As global sea levels continue to swell, a new study has found that 250,000 homes and businesses in the British Isles could be completely submerged in water by 2060.Parts of southern England and the southern Baltic are now sinking into the ground.

A study published in Natural Climate Change earlier this year found coastal inhabitants are typically experiencing a sea level rise rate three to four times higher than the global average. Contrary to popular belief the coastlines of Africa will be the least affected as the continent is much higher than others also because of incresed rain activity Africa will become hotter but greener because of longer rainy seasons thus the current greening of the Sahara that is occurring and desert water farming technologies.

The study’s lead author, Robert Nicholls of the University of East Anglia’s Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, told National Geographic: “We are talking about not a forecast; we are saying this is happening today.

“And it’s quite significant.”


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