"If we continue on the present global emissions trajectory, the earth could warm +4C as soon as the early 2060s. An increase of +4°C would cause “mass death” and would be “incompatible
with an organized human community,” according to Kevin Anderson, Deputy
Director of the Tyndall Center for Climate Change Research. He projects that only 500m people could survive warming on that scale, meaning 8-9 billion people could die as a result of catastrophic climate warming."
@mperham I'm wary of emergency powers and the war framework, I bet disbanding the US military would help
@amsomniac Yep, DoD is #1 polluter. Disbanding would be unlikely but yes to huge drawdowns and a halt to overseas activity. Fossil fuel should have quickly rising tax. Military budget needs to move to energy.
@mperham I wonder how many trees we could plant if we focused just on that
@amsomniac good, but wildfires will burn more. Need lots more carbon sinks, like ocean algae.
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