Skip to comments.Humans Have 30 Years To Stave Off Climate Catastrophe, 'Uninhabitable Earth' Author Says
Posted on 05/13/2019 1:21:03 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
"It is worse, much worse, than you think."
That's how David Wallace-Wells' new book "The Uninhabitable Earth" opens. It's a painstakingly researched look at the catastrophic consequences global warming is already having on the planet - and the even worse ones that are coming unless drastic action is taken over the next three decades.
"Projections estimate that if we don't change course on global warming, we could have a global GDP that's 30 percent smaller than it would be without climate change. That's an impact that's twice as big as the Great Depression, and it would be permanent."
What can humans do to mitigate that kind of damage? Wallace-Wells says the short answer is "political change producing policy change."
"We need such dramatic interventions in every sector of our world, from our energy, to our transportation, to our infrastructure, our agriculture," he says. "Absolutely every aspect of modern life has a carbon footprint, and we need to not just reduce those carbon footprints, we need to eliminate them entirely."
(Excerpt) Read more at wbur.org ...
Al Gore gave us 10 years,
AOC gave us 12 years
Now we have 30 years.
We seem to be improving all the time. Congratulations to humanity!
No way! AOC says 12 years. Gotta act quick or we’re all gonna die!
I think we are at <11.7 years on some sort of dry humor path.
AOC has pretty much made Blazing Saddles of that old story.
I think i heard that back in jr high, in the 70’s
that easy a remedy and recovery
How silly. IF, and I do mean IF, it gets that bad, lots of folks will start to die off in mass number. Fewer people, less pollution. Fewer cities, fewer factories, and the problems will get less and the Earth recover. Famines, wars, and plagues will reduced the population from 7 Billion to one or 2 Billion. Fewer people will mean less ecological problems.
Keep moving the goal posts until the next ice age comes.
Step One: Stop importing immigrants by the millions.
Well that settles it. To save humanity, they’ll have to change the thermostat setting on the sun! We’ll put them on a ship and send them at night to change it.
When I see words like these used in a report, I immediately raise my BS Alarm, since it always means the writer has an agenda and can't write an objective piece on the subject.
She's such a cut-up!
30 years now?
Hey, we just DOUBLED our existence!!
Last I heard, it was 12-15 years..
They can shut up now, we’re moving in the right direction.
In thirty years nobody is going to want to live on this Earth. It’s a win win
These people are like cultists, which wouldn’t be a problem if they didn’t have so many powerful allies. This is insanity on a grand scale.
Heck, we can do that just by electing Democrats and implementing socialism.
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