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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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[–] 6 points 3 days ago* (last edited 3 days ago)

It's good to respect efforts and successes, the curves have bent and we need to explain that as it’s hard to perceive through the inertia, but the world is bigger than US, and stage eight needs a lot more elaboration ...

[–] 10 points 5 days ago (1 children)


Thousands of people are dying of heat stroke across the globe every year.

If that is "close to winning" for you, you're an asshole.

[–] Quill7513 7 points 5 days ago (2 children)

Then let's get out into the streets and start protesting stuff more before its too late. If the ruling class doesn't like it, we should start breaking shit

[–] MrMakabar 4 points 4 days ago

The protests are already breaking a lot of the fossil fuel industry. The simple truth is that the inflation reduction act means cheap American EVs on a massive scale. That removes most of the US oil consumption. Renewables and gas have taken out most coal electricity generation in the US and renewables are starting to kill gas as well. So local demand in the US for oil and gas is going to fall in the coming years

So by blocking or just delaying exports, this is becoming a rather large problem for the US.

That is on top of China investing a lot into renewables and the EU being probably even further along, with some fairly powerfull legislation. Seriously we are getting very close to peak emissions and that means the death of the fossil fuel industry is starting.

[–] 4 points 5 days ago

That's an action you're suggesting to make it more likely (although probably not much more) to win though, not an argument against the statement that it's far from winning.

[–] 5 points 5 days ago

I hope this is true!