The Paris Climate Talks, which will emit about 300K tons of carbon, are nothing more than a 20 year-old soap opera. The fact remains, while different countries are looking for what's best for their economies, the trouble we are in is real.
Longer term, if emissions continue to rise unchecked, the risks are profound. Scientists fear climate effects so severe that they might destabilize governments, produce waves of refugees, precipitate the sixth mass extinction of plants and animals in Earth’s history, and melt the polar ice caps, causing the seas to rise high enough to flood most of the world’s coastal cities.
All of this could take hundreds or even thousands of years to play out, conceivably providing a cushion of time for civilization to adjust, but experts cannot rule out abrupt changes, such as a collapse of agriculture, that would throw society into chaos much sooner. Bolder efforts to limit emissions would reduce these risks, or at least slow the effects, but it is already too late to eliminate the risks entirely.
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|“Improve on the ability of plants to suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.”|
|“We are considering public transport free of charge in order to reduce the number of private cars.”|
|“The only thing worse than assuming that carbon removal will save the day is assuming it will save the day.”|
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|“The era of climate wars has begun.”|
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