Are citizens and scientists underestimating climate change’s potential existential threat? > MOSAIC
Can one man really put the world at risk?
The world’s greatest existential risks such as climate change and nuclear apocalypse, can only be solved by the world working together. Unfortunately, as far as working with Donald Trump, world leaders know he is a/n stubborn, uncooperative, unreliable, inconsistent, unhinged — pardon my french — asshole, that no one wants to work with. So they are ignoring Trump and therefore, ignoring America, when we need to be working together to face these huge existential threats.
There is only one way to solve this problem.sp
Would injecting sulphur in the atmosphere cool the planet (geoengineering)?
Are oil platforms a hidden global environmental disaster in slow motion? If the EPA is dismantled, who will protect our air and water?
Double-Whammy: While top climate scientists are leaving the U.S., top climate scientists are not coming to the U.S.
A Simple Plan
- Pick a long long-term target date, 30-50 years out.
- Set the climate change goals.
- Chunk down those goals to annual increments.
- Complete an increment each year.
- Be serious about the plan and follow through.
- Gain increasing confidence in the plan over time.
If climate change does not become a long-term problem, we would have only spent a drop in the bucket.
We have nothing to lose (a tiny amount of short-term profits) and a lot to gain by saving the earth from dying.
- advocacy: Extinction Rebellion
- air pollution: New Delhi
- carbon neutral = carbon produced – carbon absorbed
- cold: polar vortex
- documentary: Before the Flood
- extractive capitalism:
- facts: Vital Signs
- glaciers: The End of Ice Jamail
- life after warming: The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells
- time machine: Climate Time Machine
- trump & pompeo: let it warm, melt the ice, drill, baby, drill
- united global initiatives:
- youth movement to stop climate change: Sunrise Movement