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(20,054 posts)
Thu Jun 6, 2024, 04:34 PM Jun 6

"Pulling back from the brink 'is still just about possible'..."

Translation, “Pulling back from the brink is now just barely impossible.”


There is an exit off ‘the highway to climate hell’, Guterres insists

5 June 2024 | Climate and Environment

“It’s climate crunch time” when it comes to tackling rising carbon emissions, the UN Secretary-General said on Wednesday, stressing that while the need for global action is unprecedented, so too are the opportunities for prosperity and sustainable development.

Citing the latest European Commission Copernicus Climate Change Service report showing last month was the hottest May in history, the UN chief said global emissions need to fall nine per cent every year just to keep the 1.5℃ temperature rise limit above pre-industrial levels alive.

Last year, they went up by one per cent.

Pulling back from the brink “is still just about possible”, he continued, but only if we fight harder. It all depends on decisions taken by political leaders during this decade and “especially in the next 18 months”.

18 months to persuade the GOP that the climate threat is real and requires immediate, decisive action…
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"Pulling back from the brink 'is still just about possible'..." (Original Post) OKIsItJustMe Jun 6 OP
Maybe if people had fewer children! OKIsItJustMe Jun 6 #1
Persuading rightwingers to... Think. Again. Jun 6 #2
You speak the truth. Brenda Jun 6 #3


(20,054 posts)
1. Maybe if people had fewer children!
Thu Jun 6, 2024, 04:56 PM
Jun 6

OK, great idea! I’m all for it! Now, how much can we decrease the population in a year and a half?

Let’s see life expectancy in the US is in the high 70’s.

So, let’s say that if no one has any kids, we can cut our emissions in half by… shall we say 2060?

Think. Again.

(11,566 posts)
2. Persuading rightwingers to...
Thu Jun 6, 2024, 05:12 PM
Jun 6

...take action against the fossil fuel industry is a lost cause.

We will have to do this some other way.

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