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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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[–] 13 points 5 days ago (1 children)

If it’s 120°F and you’re dying of heatstroke, you can’t call 911 because your cellphone is also too hot to function.

If you can get a call out, there will be no rescue helicopter because they can’t fly in that heat either.

For many people, having a working air conditioner is literally a life or death issue.

[–] 5 points 5 days ago

My old apartment had "ac" in Dallas Texas. The other week I have an outdoor indoor temperature monitor thing, it was 89 inside and 91 outside at 930 at night. I just moved out, like last truck was today, I don't know if I had a minor heart attack or heat stroke yesterday just from moving things to the truck. I probably should of gone to the hospital but I was stubborn and recovered mostly about 1 hour later(at least enough to walk to the car with real ac) and finished moving today. Now it's 74 in my apartment and reads 125 outside but that's in direct sunlight.

[–] 3 points 4 days ago

And it will only get worse, rapidly, every single year.

We're fucked thanks to the "god wouldn't allow this!" club and the fossil fuel companies stopping us switching to electricfor decades. Now its too late. Countless have died and its only the tiny beginning, enjoy everybody!