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Humanity Is In A Climate Emergency

by Oui Tue Jul 19th, 2022 at 08:34:19 AM EST

A follow-up diary — How America Led Campaign of CC Denial


Invest in Peace ☮️ ... Stop All Wars

In private discussion groups, I strongly urge setting our priorities to solve problems, not to exacerbate them.

People are fully brainwashed by a narrative of perpetual war and the concept of the "enemy" ... terror ... Al Qaeda ... Islam ... foreigners ... Russia ... China ... a fool's enterprise "Made in USA".

#Wennington Fire East-London

Yale Environment Review

Too Little, Too Late? Carbon Emissions
and the Point of No Return

How long before it is too late to reduce fossil fuel emissions and meet the 2 degree target of the Paris Climate Agreement? A new study provides clues to how policymakers might plan to address climate change and carbon emissions, and how long they have to do so. By arming leaders with an understanding of how policy, risk, and temperature targets are related, the study puts a timeline to humanity’s Point of No Return.

In search for leaders ...


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Australian coal mining and the environment

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jul 20th, 2022 at 11:17:04 AM EST


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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jul 20th, 2022 at 11:17:40 AM EST
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God sent?



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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jul 20th, 2022 at 11:18:34 AM EST


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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jul 20th, 2022 at 11:22:01 AM EST
Global Leaders Deliver Message of Resolve Following Trump's Decision to Abandon Paris Agreement | June 7, 2017 |

There was a surprise on climate change in the past few days. No, it wasn't President Trump's announcement that he was going to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement. While there was a slim chance that Trump would change his mind, he has shown no understanding of climate change, has taken steps to slow action and generally rejects science in his policies.

The big surprise was the loud and unmistakable outcry in response to that decision. That outcry came from leaders in all parts of the globe. It came from leaders in states and cities across the country. And it came from big business and utilities and citizens who were outraged or merely confused by the President's continued twisting of facts around climate change.

International Leaders

French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni in a joint statement: "We deem the momentum generated in Paris in December 2015 irreversible, and we firmly believe that the Paris agreement cannot be renegotiated since it is a vital instrument for our planet, societies and economies."

Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India: "Paris Agreement reflects our duty towards protecting the Earth and our natural resources. For us, this is an article of faith."

President Emmanuel Macron of France: "Wherever we live, whoever we are, we all share the same responsibility: make our planet great again."

Spokesperson for Prime Minister Theresa May of U.K. (following phone call with President Trump): "The Prime Minister expressed her disappointment with the decision and stressed that the UK remained committed to the Paris Agreement ... She said that the Paris Agreement provides the right global framework for protecting the prosperity and security of future generations, while keeping energy affordable and secure for our citizens and businesses."

U.S. Mayors and Governors

The President's denial of global warming is getting a cold reception from America's cities.

"As 407 US Mayors representing 70 million Americans, we will adopt, honor, and uphold the commitments to the goals enshrined in the Paris Agreement. We will intensify efforts to meet each of our cities' current climate goals, push for new action to meet the 1.5 degrees Celsius target, and work together to create a 21st century clean energy economy."

The global community is one election away from an even greater disaster.

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jul 20th, 2022 at 11:25:13 AM EST


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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jul 20th, 2022 at 11:25:53 AM EST
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After four years of a moron president walking away from P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran, follower of pseudo science on SARS CoV-19, unnecessary deaths of >100,000 Americans, quitting Paris Climate Accords, massive donations from fossil fuel lobby ... Europe is now conquered by a Cold Warrior president battling adversaries with intent to defeat. Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Iran, Syria, Libya and two enemies special category Russia and China. Joe Biden on a 50 years losing streak on foreign policy. Joe too will lead mankind into a global economic crisis with people's revolts of desperation: hunger and poverty. The voice of the Secretary General of the United Nations is numb and ineffective.

'Hope is Wearing Thin', Secretary-General Tells Economic and Social Council, Urging More Support for Humanitarian System Tackling Global Crises

UN Secretary-General António Guterres' message at the opening of the Economic and Social Council Humanitarian Affairs Segment, in New York today:

It is a pleasure to address the ECOSOC [Economic and Social Council] Humanitarian Affairs Segment, even in very difficult times.  Hope is wearing thin.  Rarely has collective global action been in higher demand.  As you gather today, global megatrends are converging into a mega-crisis of conflict, climate disruption, hunger and the rising cost of living.



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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jul 20th, 2022 at 12:08:17 PM EST


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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jul 20th, 2022 at 12:10:02 PM EST
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How long before we've passed the point of no return?

According to this carbon countdown clock (https://www.mcc-berlin.net/fileadmin/data/clock/carbon_clock.htm), the most CO2 we can emit to stay below 1.5ºC rise is 400 Gt, starting from 2020, and that carbon budget will be used up by about July/August  2029.

We're at 295 Gt as I write.

Solar IS Civil Defense

by gmoke on Thu Jul 21st, 2022 at 06:24:23 PM EST
Firing up coal plants to save gas .... all across Europe.

Europe's turn back to coal a 'temporary' measure in response to Russian gas cuts

Very likely this phenomena is global due to the extreme high price of natural gas in Europe and Asia.

    "The coal plant pipeline is shrinking, but
    there is simply no carbon budget left to be
    building new coal plants. We need to stop,
    now."

Boom And Bust Coal 2022

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by Oui (Oui) on Thu Jul 21st, 2022 at 07:30:43 PM EST
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Hothouse Earth

I do not want to be an alarmist but my sense and gut feeling says this scenario is close to the real world. The point of no return has passed ...

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Aug 1st, 2022 at 04:14:43 AM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jul 25th, 2022 at 10:46:51 AM EST
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hubs and tubez
by Cat on Mon Jul 25th, 2022 at 01:37:43 PM EST
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ekathiremini | PM welcomes visiting Saudi crown prince SLAYER OF JOURNALISTS, 26 July
"We are also interested in hydrogen and how to turn Greece into a hub for Europe in terms of hydrogen. This is a game-changer for both countries. We are also working on the interconnection of the telecommunications network," [MbS] said.
by Cat on Tue Jul 26th, 2022 at 10:07:00 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Aug 1st, 2022 at 03:35:54 PM EST
That's an interesting, timely, and challenging scale use-case. I've been to Singapore; it's hot as equatorial hell should be and humid all day, every day except for 10 min tropical storms. I've also lately seen over-heated European PV-concern trolls littering the web with panel inefficiency calculations attributed to temps > 30C.
by Cat on Mon Aug 1st, 2022 at 04:52:08 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Aug 1st, 2022 at 09:20:15 PM EST
The Dutch can manage excessive water levels but are confounded by climate change and record drought.

Save the dikes a national security issue ...

Drought also brings along with it difficulties for water security. Some 25% of the Dutch flood defence structures consist of peat dikes which contain a lot of water. If this water evaporates, which happens during times of prolonged drought, these dikes can collapse by shifting or sagging. In Wilnis in 2003, a peat dike succumbed and part of the town was flooded. In times of drought these dikes are regularly inspected and in some cases irrigated. In some instances farmers are requested to move their cattle off the dike. 

The implications of drought on a global scale are enormous

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Aug 3rd, 2022 at 07:34:43 PM EST


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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Aug 10th, 2022 at 12:48:43 PM EST
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Sancerre: My Favorite Wines from de Loire



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