Kets organiz3 to stop that. Kets march to redouble our assurance its not that.
Hey Biden Admin, its not gas replacing coal!
This is us, WE closed the coal plants, now let's US make sure that closing means BUILD IT ALL, NOW. Lets make that our demand ut every nation.
"Build it all, now. All the sun, the wind the batteries, END CARBON FUEL." Make Carbon Redundant!
This is the END GAME of Carbon, PUSH!
It seems to be more and more a #Greenwashing annual fair for rich kids toys, too, regarding there had been a panel named "responsible yachting"🤡
-the collapse of ice sheets in Greenland & the West Antarctic,
-the widespread thawing of permafrost,
-the death of coral reefs in warm waters,
-the collapse of atmospheric circulation in the North Atlantic.
Hey everyone, let’s be cruel to people who were born in other countries, jet off on holiday, redefine “everyone” to exclude as a minimum the 23.3% of households without cars, stir things up however we can, just whatever you do don’t look up!
Many of the gravest threats to humanity are drawing closer, as carbon pollution heats the planet to ever more dangerous levels, scientists have warned.
Five important natural thresholds already risk being crossed, according to the Global Tipping Points report.
Imminent Climate Tipping Points Threaten Humanity's Future
Scientists have issued a grave warning about the imminent dangers posed by the Earth's tipping points. The Global Tipping Points report identifies five critical thresholds that are at risk of being crossed, with three more projected to be reached in the 2030s if global temperatures rise by 1.5C.
Has the political situation influenced your reading choices? #bookstodon
I'm unlikely to resort to significant damage to fossil fuel infrastructure but I'm grumpy enough about the new NZ government to now be reading "How to Blow Up a Pipeline: Learning to Fight in a World on Fire" by Andreas Malm.
Well the picture indeed paints a thousand words.
I was going to write a detailed summary of what has gone on at this pivotal meeting (what the heck is COP28?)…..but honestly, you are unlikely to read through it all and the above picture summarizes it pretty much.
If you do want to dive in…I can recommend reading this article (read time about 8 mins): The COP28 climate conference has an F-word problem
You know the situation….or perhaps you don’t, because mainstream media has had a pretty tepid coverage of COP28. Despite a few attempts to green-spin the world’s governmental responses, they are lacklustre, too late and too little.
For example, it has been reported that there are 2,456 fossil fuel representatives and lobbyists at this year’s COP. Last year there were 636.
Here is a flowchart on the entire situation….what you believe and where you are at…..that you can explore at your leisure:
I WANT A BETTER CATASTROPHE
I continue to read up on the science, expert opinion, and more outlier opinions on where we are all headed and although I admit my readings may be affected by some confirmation bias, things are decidedly bleak.
OK. I think that despite the mainstream narrative that we are still working towards 2050 to attain Net Zero and economic reform and technology is quickly adapting and all that….best case scenario we have 10 to 15 years left before the world as we know it has collapsed.
Worse case scenario*, 5 years.
And if we were to attain Net Zero today (that is, the amount of greenhouse emissions from human activity are exactly equal to the amount we are able to ‘absorb’… and which we have less than zero chance of doing)…..things are still going to get very bad.
I just don’t know how to sell it any sweeter than that. And I am well aware that it makes me sound like some deep-state, fringe-dwelling anti-vax, do-your-own-research, doom-spreading, glass-half-empty, conspiracy dwelling, looney.
But here I am.
And here we are….
Importantly, this does not mean we should all throw our arms up in the air….eat drink and be merry for tomorrow we apocalypse….no this means we must each dig deep and find our best response to our shared predicament. For each of us that will look different.
Even though there will probably be a collapse, there will definitely be a future. What we want that future to look like is what really matters.
Doing nothing is not an option. Dig deep and respond in small steps.
*Worst-case scenario….. several tipping points will escalate climate change exponentially. These include the collapse of big ice sheets in Greenland and the West Antarctic, the widespread thawing of permafrost, the death of coral reefs in warm waters, and the collapse of atmospheric circulation in the North Atlantic…..and most importantly our failure to make radical and deep changes to business as usual.
Earth on verge of five catastrophic climate tipping points, scientists warn
“Tipping points in the Earth system pose threats of a magnitude never faced by humanity,”
Tim Lenton, from the University of Exeter’s Global Systems Institute.
"They can trigger devastating domino effects, including the loss of whole ecosystems and capacity to grow staple crops, with societal impacts including mass displacement, political instability and financial collapse. The tipping points at risk include the collapse of big ice sheets in Greenland and the West Antarctic, the widespread thawing of permafrost, the death of coral reefs in warm waters, and the collapse of atmospheric circulation in the North Atlantic."
#ClimateEmergency #OutOfControl #FossilFuels #pollution #BusinessAsUsual #MassDisplacement #DominoEffects
In How to run a business in a dangerous and disorderly world, the author claims that in a fractious world, businesses cannot hide from politics and geopolitics. The response from Alberto Alemanno is informative with interesting perspectives. Alberto Alemanno is Jean Monnet Professor in EU Law at HEC Paris.
"Historically, businesses have stayed away from the most contentious social issues in order to preserve their bottom line. Yet this has never prevented them from using their corporate political power, through lobbying and other subtler forms of influence, to bend the rules to serve their own self-interest."#GeoPolitics #Business #ClimateEmergency #Climate #SocialImpact #CorporateLobbying
"The misalignment between corporate lobbying and companies’ commitments to values is a big factor underpinning a lack of progress on numerous critical issues, ranging from the failure to act on the climate emergency to an unfair global tax regime."
"With investors, employees and customers increasingly scrutinising corporate conduct, there is a clear case for greater transparency and responsibility in the way companies exercise their political influence, especially through their unaccountable trade associations."
"Ultimately, no company can declare itself sustainable unless it fully internalises not only its environmental and social impact, but also its political footprint."
Alberta and the Carbon Budget: An Update
Under Canada's Energy Future 2023, Alberta's #oilandgas emissions will decline ... just slightly. It's not good enough. #abpoli #ClimateEmergency
This is your personal invitation to discuss the draft of the Nua-Celtic Manifesto with me on https://zotum.net/profile/ncm.
We need #degrowth, a #DonutEconomy and #SystemChange to #Conviviality in a #CaringEconomy of #Partnerism within #planetboundaries🙏
#FridaysForFuture #ClimateEmergency #ClimateJustice #MotherEarth #LifesBetterWithTrees #ClimateCrisis #CapitalismKills #TaxTheRich #MakePollutersPay
#BetterWithForests #ClimateActionNow #greedflation #ecocide #stopoil #endfossilfuels #Boycott4Wildlife #SaveTheOcean
UK Government Likely to Miss Paris Climate Agreement Targets, Jeopardizing International Standing.
According to the analysis, the UK government is expected to miss its greenhouse gas reduction targets under the Paris climate agreement. The current policies show a projected 59% reduction in emissions by 2030, falling short of the agreed target of 68% by the end of the decade.
Fossil Fuel Lobbyists and Industry Influence at Cop28: Concerns and Calls for Action
A record-breaking number of 2,456 fossil fuel lobbyists have been granted access to the Cop28 climate negotiations, revealing the significant influence of the industry. This raises questions about the prioritization of oil and gas interests over climate action.
I woke this morning with a question in my mind about my great grand parents or even my grand parents. Or perhaps other ancestors who are now gone from this world. What would they have to say about the state of things today? In particular, what would they say about the climate emergency?
It’s increasingly clear that we have remain on the wrong course for too long and that we will continue along this path even longer. The most optimistic projections...
I can smell the fish from here.
The super-rich are killing us. Not just figuratively, but literally.
Climate change is overwhelmingly a problem of wealthy people. The wealthiest 1% of humanity produce over 1,000 times the emissions of the poorest 1%. In fact, these 77 million people are responsible for more climate-changing emissions than the poorest 66% (5 billion people) of humanity.
Since 1990, the personal emissions of the world’s wealthiest have exploded. They are now 77 times larger than the level that would be compatible with a 1.5°C warming limit.
Who are these super-polluters? The richest 1% are billionaires, millionaires and people earning over US$140,000 (£110,000). The threshold to join the rarefied club of the top 10% is US$41,000 (£32,000), including most of the middle class in wealthier countries.
But the super-rich are responsible for climate change well beyond consumption-based emissions. The super-rich, by and large, run major companies, direct investments and shape national and international laws. They have an oversized and controlling impact on our media and public opinion, including through advertising and ownership of media outlets. And they directly shape policy through lobbying and paid-for influence.
While their money and power make them overwhelmingly responsible for climate change, they are also insulated from the worst impacts. They are less affected by increased food prices and climate disasters, can afford insurance and to move from one place to another, and have greater resources to draw on in times of crisis.
It is the poorest – those least responsible for climate changing emissions – who suffer the most. They suffer higher losses, live in the most impacted regions, and have little to no access to savings, public support or welfare when crisis strikes. They are also least able to exercise their rights as they are the least powerful and less well represented politically.
It would take approximately 1,500 years for someone in the bottom 99% to produce as much carbon as a single billionaire does in a year.
The choice is very simple. Either we can have a livable biosphere or we can have billionaires. But we can't have both.
"This includes serial anti-environment whinger Fergus Ewing spouting anti-heat pump lines that sound like major housebuilders’ rhetoric"
More and more countries are announcing the goal of "net zero" by mid-century.
However, researchers now warn that behind such plus–minus strategies lurks a misunderstanding: the idea of simply removing emissions one-for-one to effectively "undo" them is at odds with the nature of Earth systems.
'Getting away with murder?': European Oil and Gas Majors' 2022 emissions alone could cause at least an estimated 360,000 temperature-related premature deaths before 2100 https://www.greenpeace.org/nl/todaysemissionstomorrowsdeaths/ #climateEmergency #ClimateCrisis #FossilFuels #climate
As the UN #Climate Talks take place in Dubai, expectations are growing for govts to include a strong mention of a managed phase out of coal and oil and gas.
A new report proposes science and equity based dates by which different countries should end coal, oil and gas extraction to limit warming to 1.5°C, and argues that substantial amounts of international support are needed to make this possible in poorer countries. #climatechange #climatecrisis #COP28 #climateemergency
@TatianaIlyina @petervalkema @globalecoguy I am convinced we can't reduce CO2 fast enough.
SAI can cool the earth in 2 years and keep temperature steady even if CO2 keeps rising. There is no future for humanity without both co2 reduction and SAI
Please read the blog before you disagree
And sorry, its very long and thorough
Sometimes the real and significant meaning of an article is found between the lines, that is, the words that aren't there is what matters.
Let's start with the title.. "Did someone say something about phasing out fossil fuels?" #ClimateEmergency #cop28
The world is on track to have burned more coal, oil and gas in 2023 than it did in 2022, according to a report by the Global Carbon Project, pumping 1.1% more planet-heating carbon dioxide into the atmosphere at a time when emissions must plummet to stop extreme weather from growing more violent.
Now, as diplomats meet in Dubai for the 28th round of the #COP #climate talks, in a year predicted to be the hottest on record, and as carbon emissions continue to rise, Cramer is one of 33 IPCC authors among 1,447 scientists and academics in signing an open letter calling on the public to take collective action to avert climate breakdown.
Cruel summer ahead – why is Australia so unprepared?
National Health and Climate Strategy
#FossilFuels #ExtremeHeatwaves #outdoors #AC #energy OneHealth #wildlife #ClimateEmergency
"Carbon emissions may continue to rise, the polar ice caps may continue to melt, crop yields may continue to decline, the world’s forests may continue to burn, coastal cities may continue to sink under rising seas and droughts may continue to wipe out fertile farmlands, but the messiahs of hope assure us that all will be right in the end. Only it won’t.” — Chris Hedges
A disturbing pattern of inaction
Two charts in Australia’s 2023 climate statement show we are way off track for net zero by 2050
#ClimateEmergency #FossilFuels #cars #SUVs #transportation #agriculture #ClimateAction
Logging and koalas do not mix
Spoiler: End native forest logging altogether, seek World Heritage protection for these forests.
"Koalas cannot read maps, and do not understand human zoning. If their habitat in plantations is cleared, they die – just as we’ve seen in Victoria, where deaths of koalas in blue gum plantations have made national news."
"For a koala-protecting National Park to actually protect koalas, it must be based on the identification and reservation of high value habitat – such as hardwood plantations. If we leave all plantations out, some of the best habitat in the park will continue to be logged. Without plantations, the park will be filled with holes, severing critical corridors and hampering the movement of koalas."
What should we do?
"We have to restore the areas lost to logging and the Black Summer bushfires and flag more forested areas for inclusion – especially unburnt habitat. And the government has to end logging within the proposed park area. If we want a viable alternative, the government should begin new plantations outside the park area and buy out existing logging contracts inside the park. Logging and koalas do not mix."
"We should give up on the idea of protecting koala “hubs”. Instead, we should prioritise the protection of koala populations unaffected by fire and in untouched forest areas wherever they are, whether inside or outside of these hubs.
Every bit of habitat on public land should be ruled in, as this is what counts, not zoning. Local communities – not just the forest industry and environment groups – need to be included in negotiations. The government should also consider community efforts to seek World Heritage protection for these forests."
Tim Cadman, Danielle Clode
#conservation #logging #Koalas #LoggingIndustry #NSWForestry #extinction #SaveTuckersNob ##restoration WorldHeritage #Biodiversity #ClimateEmergency #EndNativeForestLogging
We face a #ClimateEmergency, but the #MSM is failing to practice fact-finding journalism. Instead they continue the #FalseEquivalency and give #BothSides as equally supported by objective facts. This helps the #ChristoFacist GOP and Trump continue to win. IMO this is tied directly to the MSM being owned by the #CorporateOligarchy which fears #ObjectiveReality does not favor continued influence of #Capitalism on our system.
@drivingforce Look, he isn't talking about cancelling the nuclear submarines, so don't talk bollocks.
#ClimateEmergency definitely kills us all; it is the number one security priority of any sane politician. Noclear war is unlikely to happen, and if we don't have nuclear weapons we're unlikely to be a target.
Climate emergency? Bah!
🛢️ What we need is more carbon emissions, more industry, more jet planes and more SUVs — along with much more money for the richest among us. 💵
Electricity generation in China and India, and oil and gas production in the US, have produced the biggest increases in global greenhouse gas emissions since 2015, when the Paris climate agreement was signed, new data has shown.
Emissions of methane, a greenhouse gas 80 times more powerful than carbon dioxide, have also risen, despite more than 100 countries signing up to a pledge to reduce the gas, according to data published by the Climate Trace project. Coal mines from China were responsible for a large proportion of the increase in methane emissions between 2021 and 2022.
The data shows that countries and companies are failing to report their emissions accurately, despite obligations to do so under the Paris agreement.
Emissions from aviation have bounced back strongly since the Covid lockdowns: carbon from international flights rose by 74% between 2021 and 2022, and from domestic flights by 18% over the same period. Road transport emissions also increased by 3.5% – probably a result of the rise in SUV sales.
Are we in a climate emergency or not? The president of COP28, Sultan Al Jaber, claims there is no emergency, no crisis. He’s happy to continue with Business As Usual, while making perhaps a few minor cosmetic tweaks. The USA supports this idea.
According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the year 2023 has shattered climate records, accompanied by extreme weather which has left a trail of devastation and despair.
The past nine years, 2015 to 2023, were the warmest on record. The current El Niño event is likely to further fuel the heat in 2024, because El Niño typically has the greatest impact on global temperatures after it peaks.
Carbon dioxide levels are 50% higher than the pre-industrial era, trapping heat in the atmosphere. The long lifetime of CO2 means that temperatures will continue to rise for many years to come.
The rate of sea level rise from 2013-2022 is more than twice the rate of the first decade of the satellite record (1993-2002) because of continued ocean warming and melting of glaciers and ice sheets.
“Greenhouse gas levels are record high. Global temperatures are record high. Sea level rise is record high. Antarctic sea ice is record low. It’s a deafening cacophony of broken records,” said WMO Secretary-General Prof. Petteri Taalas.
“These are more than just statistics. We risk losing the race to save our glaciers and to rein in sea level rise,” said Taalas. "We cannot return to the climate of the 20th century, but we must act now to limit the risks of an increasingly inhospitable climate in this and the coming centuries."
🚨 BREAKING: Today we are bringing our message to the courts! Six Scientist Rebellion activists pasted papers about the #ClimateEmergency, #BiodiversityCrisis and quotes of judges from trials of non-violent climate activists to the courthouse.
Fake blood was poured onto ground – The failure of the judiciary to recognise the emergency we are in has real life consequences! As the secretary-general of the United Nations António Guterres said, failure to address climate change is criminal!
More and more activists are facing judges and are trialed for their "crimes" – fighting for a liveable planet for all of us. For many judges we are nothing but a nuisance, case closed. Dare to take a stance, #FaceTheFacts! Here are some quotes from previous trials👇
Quote of judge #1: "With a small minority is not acceptable to impose your position on others." – Apparently it is, but you have to be an executive of a fossil fuel company, then you'll have it your way and get billions on top! #HowMuchMore?
Quote of judge #2: "Your behaviour is coercive towards the government." – You've got that the wrong way around. The G7 governments have pledged already back in 2009 to stop subsidising fossil fuels, but they don't do it. They are forcing the #FossilMadness on everybody!
Quote of judge #3: "It is clear that you have to take a different path. I can't say which one." – Scientists get out of their labs and onto the streets, the #ClimateEmergency calls for everybody to leave their comfort zone, before the #HumanClimateNiche is gone!
Quote of judge #4: "Saving lives is honorable. But in your case it is punishable." – Ruining a liveable planet for millions is abhorrent. But too often legal, and in case of fossil fuels the destruction is even subsidised by our government. #HowMuchMore?
Quote of judge #5: "It would make sense if you found a quiet little room and thought about whether you're on the wrong track." – Our labs are quiet little rooms, we thought about this for decades. We need to accept the reality of the #ClimateEmergency and act accordingly!
#TheScienceIsClear. We call on all judges and courts to recognise the emergency we are in. The judiciary has the duty to protect the right to life and integrity, for the current and future generations.
@kim_harding he already has. Remember that "£28 Billion a year for the green economy" pledge?
Individual choices are not enough.
Not when global greenhouse gas emissions are primarily about generating electricity and heat (around 38%), non-aviation transport (21%), and agriculture (23%).
At worst, the focus on individuals may even be purposeful distraction.
@themods What would be covered by politics? Are Julian Batchelor's attacks on Co-governance politics? He's not a politician.
What about abortion and reproductive rights?
What about #ClimateEmergency
Will there be guidance on what should get a CW?
FYI I use CWs for parliamentary and economic matters but not for climate issues unless post refers to politicians ...
IMHO violence is easier to define than politics
I guess people, communities and businesses are going to have to plan to take #ClimateAction regardless of what our so-called "leaders" do or say.
People who've lost power to their homes during a cold snap with -12C temperatures won't be enjoying this. People trapped in cars in snow on motorways will need help.
The pictures still look like a pretty #whitechristmas
FWIW a cold snap doesn't mean #ClimateEmergency is over. Cold winters can still be a sign of climate variability.
The president of Cop28, Sultan Al Jaber, has claimed there is “no science” indicating that a phase-out of fossil fuels is needed to restrict global heating to 1.5C, the Guardian and the Centre for Climate Reporting can reveal.
We have over 400 scientists including IPCC authors saying there definitely IS science behind these demands: https://iccinet.org/cryosphere-call-to-cop28/
“Sultan Al Jaber says there is ‘no science’ behind demands for phase-out of fossil fuels.”
"More than 130 countries signed up to a declaration about food, on the second day of the UN climate summit COP28 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Food contributes a third of the warming gases increasing global temperatures."
These fuckers are content to watch us die.
This bullshit is going to condemn our species to extinction unless we find a way to depose these sociopaths.
What planet is this man on, and is it too early to start drinking?
“Cop28 president says there is ‘no science’ behind demands for phase-out of fossil fuels”
I think it's safe to say the Cop is pretty pointless at this point, beyond Fossi Fuel CEO hob-nobbing.
Cop28 president says there is ‘no science’ behind demands for phase-out of fossil fuels https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/dec/03/back-into-caves-cop28-president-dismisses-phase-out-of-fossil-fuels?CMP=twt_b-gdnnews 🔥 #Cop28 #FossilFuels #ClimateChange #ClimateEmergency #ClimateCrisis #COP28Dubai #DontLookUp
Electricity generation in China and India, and oil and gas production in the US, have produced the biggest increases in global greenhouse gas emissions since 2015, when the Paris climate agreement was signed, new data has shown.
The impacts of the road 'renewal' projects in the Bellingen/ Gleniffer area
The stated rationale given for the $5.3 Million 'Road Renewal Program' was to boost tourism and businesses of the Promised Land and the Never Never River. The clearing of vegetation and lining the soil with bitumen and cement incidentally also eased access for the government's logging corporation (Tuckers Nob State Forests).
The year long road construction alone caused air pollution, noise, erosion, habitat loss, and greenhouse gas emissions.
The long term effects for wildlife and residents have been the loss of a livable habitat: Intensification of traffic on Gleniffer Road and Roses Road. Speeding, night time noise from traffic. More garbage in the 'gutter'.
Many fossil fuel enthusiasts are going for their ritualistic 'Sunday drive' on The Loop Drive to the Promised Land. Hoards of wanna be 'bikies' are now attracted to cruise the loop with their souped up machines. No, 'bikie gangs' are the others, here we have the fat grey nomads that finally can afford the 'Easy Rider' Harley-thingy-toy.
The area is also a niche for many local motorbike riders that are exceeding the 94 decibels limit in the age of electric motorcycles. People actually move to the countryside to enjoy the freedom of lawlessness in under-policed areas.
Bellingen Road Renewal Program $5.3 Million
Noisy vehicle report: EPA action
#Bellingen #Gleniffer #GlenifferRoad #RosesRoad #BellingenShire #LiminalLandscapes #RuralPolicing #lawlessness #roads #impacts #noise #motorcycles #cars #freedom #ClimateEmergency #MobilityDesign
That would explain his new flight of absurdity, claiming that the world is being racist to oil companies, "unjustly vilifying" the industry for its role in the #ClimateEmergency:
Words aren't deeds, but words have power. The way we talk about things makes a difference to how we act on those things.
Peaceful coal port protesters prosecuted like bikie gang on bail
"Sixteen Rising Tide protesters who were arrested in a peaceful (and approved) blockade of Newcastle Coal Port on Sunday were held in custody until they agreed to oppressive and unclear bail conditions." Wendy Bacon reports
"If our government fails in that duty to protect my generation against the greed of the coal and gas barons, we have a duty to stand up – because unionists, suffragettes, and civil rights campaigners fought and died for our right to do so."
#FossilFuels #coal #protests #law #EnvironmentalDefenders #CivilLiberties #EDO #RisingTide #activism #CivilDisobedience #ClimateEmergency
Greta Thunberg (@gretathunberg) on the urgent need for system change...
Until recently, you could argue that it was possible to save the climate without having to change our behavior. But that is no longer possible. The scientific evidence is crystal clear: our leaders have left it too late for us to avoid major lifestyle and systemic changes. There simply are not enough resources left.
If we are to have a chance of minimizing further irreparable damage, we now have to choose: either we safeguard living conditions for all future generations, or we let a few very fortunate people maintain their constant, destructive search to maximize immediate profits.
That's from page 240 in “The Climate Book.”
A Belgian court has declared the country’s climate targets “clearly insufficient” and ordered the government to cut emissions faster.
In a powerful victory for climate campaigners, the Brussels court of appeal ordered Belgium to cut its planet-heating pollution by at least 55% from 1990 levels by 2030.