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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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[–] 17 points 4 days ago (1 children)

This article has nothing to do with EVs really. It’s about shitty chemical companies that have been polluting the environment producing chemical for other purposes previously, which now are also used in EVs.

This is an article about the need to regulate chemical companies but it’s being used as FUD for EVs.

It absolutely has something to do with EVs, because there are massive new factories spewing out PFAS exclusively for the production of PVDF for batteries for EVs. You can just ignore this link. That being said, we absolutely need to regulate these chemical companies and that's the "main issue". Pretending like these real issues are FUD isn't helpful though because the actual FUDsters don't care about reality anyway. Even the EU has a special exemption for PFAS for EV battery production.

[–] 10 points 5 days ago (2 children)

From the thumbnail, it seems to be old people and water.

[–] 3 points 4 days ago

That makes sense. Both water and old people are chemicals.

[–] ODGreen 2 points 4 days ago

Well, I guess boomers are chemicals polluting the environment if you think about it.