Climate Scientists are Panicking - 1 Degree Makes a Big Difference

Thom plus logo Climate change is a real emergency, not a fake one like Trump's wall. The planet has already warmed one degree, and two degrees could be a civilization-ending event. It's killing people all over the world and is getting far worse far faster than we'd thought possible.

And fossil fuel billionaires and their companies are accumulating money faster than ever... and they're spending some of that money to lie to us about how serious this crisis is. It's time to deal with climate change denial like the moral crime it is, strip the fossil fuel industry of its subsidies, and immediately tax carbon while rolling out green new deal.

-Thom

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Ed Homeier 1 year 17 weeks ago
#1

I suggest you look at the new book, The Uninhabital Earth, by David Wallace-Wells for some memorable phrases to characterize what is coming. There is also a recent interview on Chris Hayes Podcast, "Why is this happening?"

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Kilosqrd 45 weeks 2 days ago
#2

Barack Obama just plopped down $14.8 million for an estate on Martha's Vineyard. It is beachfront property. Why would he or anyone do that if rising sea levels from climate change is going to wipe it out in 10-20 years? I am waiting for a coherent answer.

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