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Discussion of climate, how it is changing, activism around that, the politics, and the energy systems change we need in order to stabilize things.

As a starting point, the burning of fossil fuels, and to a lesser extent deforestation and release of methane are responsible for the warming in recent decades: Graph of temperature as observed with significant warming, and simulated without added greenhouse gases and other anthropogentic changes, which shows no significant warming

How much each change to the atmosphere has warmed the world: IPCC AR6 Figure 2 - Thee bar charts: first chart: how much each gas has warmed the world.  About 1C of total warming.  Second chart:  about 1.5C of total warming from well-mixed greenhouse gases, offset by 0.4C of cooling from aerosols and negligible influence from changes to solar output, volcanoes, and internal variability.  Third chart: about 1.25C of warming from CO2, 0.5C from methane, and a bunch more in small quantities from other gases.  About 0.5C of cooling with large error bars from SO2.

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[–] 10 points 2 days ago (1 children)

Good on them. For anyone considering the same: destroy the signaling systems.

[–] 1 points 2 days ago (1 children)

What do you mean by "signaling systems"? Not sure if you're talking about disrupting communication, or subverting symbolism.

[–] 3 points 1 day ago* (last edited 1 day ago)

Signaling in the railway is how they know what trains are where and when. There are a few different types of signaling system, but destroying any part of it will bring everything to a halt until the problem is fixed.

If a signaling system were to be destroyed or disabled no one would need to physically stay there blocking trains only to be arrested.

[–] 5 points 2 days ago