Extinction Rebellion ran some of the most effective (or disruptive) protests seen in recent years, all without getting violent. Building a skatepark on a London bridge, dropping a yacht at a busy junction, gluing protesters to stuff. All new, all guaranteed to annoy the climate change denying right.
Greta's speech to the EU parliament really impressed me. Seeing the deniers personal attacks on her made me sure she is making a difference.
Climate is similar – with the tipping point according to current models around +1.5°C average temperature. That means if we manag to limit it to <1.5°C we won't enter a region where climate warming accelerates itself to a degree that makes it unstoppable.
And there is literally no debate about these mechanisms – there is a >97% consensus on this.
Of course we can do the silly thing and try out what happens, ruin our own existential basis, get the predicted migrant waves, conflicts, economic damages etc. Or we could do what a civilized society would do and act accordingly.
Grateful if you could point to a source that shows a >97% consensus on that statement. Genuinely interested, not trolling. Thanks.
An asteroid with a 3% chance of wiping out hundreds of millions of people in 60 years would motivate us to deflect it. The long tail of climate outcomes is a worse threat than that hypothetical, and we’re doing precious little to prevent it.
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