Is It Really Too Late to Stop Climate Change? Here Is the Answer...

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THE QUESTION(s)

Can we stop climate change? Can we reverse the process that seems to threaten our future, our children's future, our planet's future? Can we make a change if we haven't made it so far? These are the questions we need to answer. And we need to find the answers now...

The following 10-minute animation offers a different and smart approach to this matter. It was created by the people who stand behind the website for data analysis Our World in Data & the YouTube channel Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell


Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. 

Norman Vincent Peale

To Solve a Problem You Need to Face It First

To solve a problem you need to face it first. To acknowledge it. And accept it. To admit it. Only after that you will be really capable of dealing with it. And eventually - overcoming it.

This is what the teams of Our World in Data & Kurzgesagt are trying to do. They are trying to help us see the problem, what causes it, and what we can and need to do in order to win the battle with it. The video "Is It Too Late To Stop Climate Change? Well, it's Complicated" you will see below, "looks at the four drivers of greenhouse gas emissions: population growth, economic growth, energy efficiency and carbon intensity. These four factors make up the "Kaya Identity*". The balance of these factors determines our emissions, but also offer solutions to reduce them", Our World in Data team says. The video has been made with data mainly from the following articles (published by Our World in Data): "CO₂ and Greenhouse Gas Emissions" by Hannah Ritchie and Max Roser, "World Population Growth" by by Max Roser, Hannah Ritchie and Esteban Ortiz-Ospina, and "Economic Growth" by Max Roser. 

"Is It Too Late To Stop Climate Change? Well, it's Complicated" was released on the 29th of September. It has been watched more than 7 million times so far! Simply amazing! Especially if, after having watched it, each of us makes the decision to stop being passive and becomes active. Politicians, scientists, consumers... Each and every one of us! For, like the American author Norman Peale said, every problem shows the path to its solution. Yet, it is up to us to walk this path...


*According to Kaya identity (developed by the Japanese energy economist Yoichi Kaya) the total emission level of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide depends on four factors: human population, GDP (gross domestic product) per capita, energy intensity (per unit of GDP ), and carbon intensity (emissions per unit of energy consumed). It is "derived" from the more general formula I = PAT, where "I" is human impact on the environment, "P" is population, "A" is affluence, and "T" is technology. 

sources: ourworldindata.org and kurzgesagt.org


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Guest - ri on Sunday, 25 October 2020 12:09

Greenhouse gases went up 45% in 30 years.
By 2025 66% of people will live in water stressed areas.
Water stress will threaten 50% of thermal power electricity.
Water stress will threaten 30% of planned hydro power electricty.
Fossil fuels have been 80% of global energy for over 25 years.
Electricity is 20% of global energy.
Renewable electricity is 4% of global energy.
Solar & wind electricity is 2% of global energy.
North Euro solar panels work 11% of the time.
North Euro onshore wind turbines work 22% of the time.
North Euro offshore turbines work 30% of the time.
The F-35 fighter jet works 11% of the time.

From 1971 - 2018 earth heating averaged 0.47 watts/m².
From 2010 - 2018 earth heating went up 46% to 0.87 watts/m².
This is rapid heat acceleration

By 2040 15% of global energy will be renewable.
By 2050 only 30% of global energy will be renewable, assuming all goes well.
We must stop burning 50% of fossil fuels in 10 years to survive. This cannot be done.
Most solar solar panels will become un-recyclable garbage generating 6 million tons of waste per year by 2050.

Green Energy Euro Fraud
In the last 10 years the US cut emissions more switching from coal to gas than Europe did investing in renewable energy.
Europe gets 50% of its renewable energy burning stuff.
Europe burns 80% of the world’s wood pellets for renewable electricity
Europe burns 80% of its recycled plastic & paper for recycled electricity
Europe burns 50% of its palm oil shipments in cars & trucks
Out of earth's 1.2 billion vehicles only 6 million are electric
Electric cars and batteries will have no positive effect on climate whatsoever

Weather = flash floods + flash fires + flash mobs + flash infections
Climate = 30 years of weather

There are 23 billion chickens on earth, if one sneezes we all get the flu
500 years ago there were so many cod fish John Cabot thought they would capsize his ship
400 years ago there were more Caribbean sea turtles by weight than buffalo on the plains
300 years ago Passenger pigeon migrations would block out the noon day sun
97% of great fresh water species gone since 1970 ( Guardian 2019 )
96% of mammals are livestock and human by weight ( Ecowatch 2018 )
96% of tigers gone in 100 years ( IFL Science 2019 )
90% of elephants gone in 100 years ( Hurriet 2019 )
90% of lions gone in 100 years ( African Impact 2019 )
90% of Leatherback sea turtles gone since 1980 ( Earth Watch undated )
90% of Monarch Butterflies gone in 20 years ( Inhabitat 2014 )
80% of Antarctic Krill gone in 30 years ( Research Gate 2005 )
77% of Eastern lowland gorillas gone since 1996 ( Treehugger 2020 )
68% of world’s wildlife has been wiped out since 1970 ( Mongabay 2020 )
50% of Marine vertebrates gone since 1970 ( WWF 2015 )
50% of Great Barrier Reef gone since 1985 ( Live Science 2012 )
40% of Giraffes gone since 1990 ( NRDC 2019 )
40% less insects in next 30 years ( PNAS 2019 )
4% of mammals are wild ( Vegan News 2020 )

Sources for all these statements can be found at Loki's Revenge blog on wordpress.
You can also find a massive research library there on how pollution is affecting our youth

Support James Hansen's monthly private carbon dividends
27 Nobel Prize winning economists support James Hansen's private monthly dividends, including:
3,589 U.S. Economists, 4 Former Chairs of the Federal Reserve and ALL 15 Former Chairs of the Council of Economic Advisers

If I had a nickel for everytime I didn't know what was going on
I would wonder where all the nickels are coming from
-- Loki 2020

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Greenhouse gases went up 45% in 30 years. By 2025 66% of people will live in water stressed areas. Water stress will threaten 50% of thermal power electricity. Water stress will threaten 30% of planned hydro power electricty. Fossil fuels have been 80% of global energy for over 25 years. Electricity is 20% of global energy. Renewable electricity is 4% of global energy. Solar & wind electricity is 2% of global energy. North Euro solar panels work 11% of the time. North Euro onshore wind turbines work 22% of the time. North Euro offshore turbines work 30% of the time. The F-35 fighter jet works 11% of the time. From 1971 - 2018 earth heating averaged 0.47 watts/m². From 2010 - 2018 earth heating went up 46% to 0.87 watts/m². This is rapid heat acceleration By 2040 15% of global energy will be renewable. By 2050 only 30% of global energy will be renewable, assuming all goes well. We must stop burning 50% of fossil fuels in 10 years to survive. This cannot be done. Most solar solar panels will become un-recyclable garbage generating 6 million tons of waste per year by 2050. [b]Green Energy Euro Fraud [/b]In the last 10 years the US cut emissions more switching from coal to gas than Europe did investing in renewable energy. Europe gets 50% of its renewable energy burning stuff. Europe burns 80% of the world’s wood pellets for renewable electricity Europe burns 80% of its recycled plastic & paper for recycled electricity Europe burns 50% of its palm oil shipments in cars & trucks Out of earth's 1.2 billion vehicles only 6 million are electric Electric cars and batteries will have no positive effect on climate whatsoever Weather = flash floods + flash fires + flash mobs + flash infections Climate = 30 years of weather There are 23 billion chickens on earth, if one sneezes we all get the flu 500 years ago there were so many cod fish John Cabot thought they would capsize his ship 400 years ago there were more Caribbean sea turtles by weight than buffalo on the plains 300 years ago Passenger pigeon migrations would block out the noon day sun 97% of great fresh water species gone since 1970 ( Guardian 2019 ) 96% of mammals are livestock and human by weight ( Ecowatch 2018 ) 96% of tigers gone in 100 years ( IFL Science 2019 ) 90% of elephants gone in 100 years ( Hurriet 2019 ) 90% of lions gone in 100 years ( African Impact 2019 ) 90% of Leatherback sea turtles gone since 1980 ( Earth Watch undated ) 90% of Monarch Butterflies gone in 20 years ( Inhabitat 2014 ) 80% of Antarctic Krill gone in 30 years ( Research Gate 2005 ) 77% of Eastern lowland gorillas gone since 1996 ( Treehugger 2020 ) 68% of world’s wildlife has been wiped out since 1970 ( Mongabay 2020 ) 50% of Marine vertebrates gone since 1970 ( WWF 2015 ) 50% of Great Barrier Reef gone since 1985 ( Live Science 2012 ) 40% of Giraffes gone since 1990 ( NRDC 2019 ) 40% less insects in next 30 years ( PNAS 2019 ) 4% of mammals are wild ( Vegan News 2020 ) Sources for all these statements can be found at Loki's Revenge blog on wordpress. You can also find a massive research library there on how pollution is affecting our youth [b]Support James Hansen's monthly private carbon dividends [/b]27 Nobel Prize winning economists support James Hansen's private monthly dividends, including: 3,589 U.S. Economists, 4 Former Chairs of the Federal Reserve and ALL 15 Former Chairs of the Council of Economic Advisers If I had a nickel for everytime I didn't know what was going on I would wonder where all the nickels are coming from -- Loki 2020 zzzz
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