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Almost all Americans want climate change action

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/maps-show-where-americans-car...

If this is true why are fossil fuel companies advisors in charge?

Tesla-David | 9 October 2019

As the link I provided above summarizes, coral reefs, amphibians, birds, and insects are already showing massive evidence of extinction impacts from AGW/Climate Emergency/CRISIS. What will it take to wake people up to our current reality. This is not something that we need to worry about in the distant future, it is happening NOW right under our noses, and it is sad beyond belief to see the utter lack of concern by most people as this disaster unfolds. Greta Thunberg is right to call the World adult leaders out for only paying lip service to what is going on. We have precious little time to act, and EVERYONE needs to step up and demand action, and also take personal responsibility to reduce their carbon footprints as much as possible.

Tesla-David | 9 October 2019

Here is the link I mentioned.

"The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History is a 2014 non-fiction book written by Elizabeth Kolbert and published by Henry Holt and Company. The book argues that the Earth is in the midst of a modern, man-made, sixth extinction. In the book, Kolbert chronicles previous mass extinction events, and compares them to the accelerated, widespread extinctions during our present time. She also describes specific species extinguished by humans, as well as the ecologies surrounding prehistoric and near-present extinction events. The author received the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction for the book in 2015.[1]"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sixth_Extinction:_An_Unnatural_History

Tesla-David | 9 October 2019

This Horsey cartoon is telling forecasting the likely future with our Climate Emergency/CRISIS!

https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/washington-fisheries-grim-future/

Mike83 | 9 October 2019

Thanks Tesla-David. Below is some cartoons exposing the idiot Climate Crisis Deniers illustrating the lack of any logic or plain good old common sense.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/slideshow/8-cartoons-that-expose-clim...

SamO | 9 October 2019
Tesla-David | 9 October 2019

Thanks @Mike83 great cartoons. I recognized Mitch as the last image on right in first cartoon!

Way to go Nantucket! Let's keep up the personal, local, and State actions, until we take our country back from the current scumbag POTUS.

Mike83 | 10 October 2019

One of my favorites is the two frogs in a pot as the stove slowly heats them up; denier frog says

Stovetop temperatures change all the time

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Tesla-David | 6 November 2019

Troll poster flagged!

Continuing my rant from top of this page about the Climate CRISIS, on when people wake up and demand real action.

"Thousands Of Scientists Around The World Declared A Climate Emergency And Warned Of "Untold Suffering"

"More than 11,000 scientists from around the world issued a dire warning Tuesday that the world must take immediate action to fundamentally alter a range of human activities to avert "untold suffering due to the climate crisis."

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/skbaer/scientists-warn-climate-emer...

jimglas | 6 November 2019

a really big Chinese hoax

dmm1240 | 6 November 2019

"The US represents 4.5% of the global population, unless China and India are on board, it's pointless."

You left out that our 4.5% is responsible for 14.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions.

This is where U.S. greenhouse gas emissions stand by cause as a percentage of global greenhouse gas emissions:
1) Energy 12.56%
2) Agriculture 0.8%
3) Industry 0.62%
4) Waste 0.37%

The top 10 worst offenders as of 2017:
1) China 26.83%
2) United States 14.83%
3) European Union 9.66%
4) India 6.65%
5) Russia 5.03%
6) Japan 3.09%
7) Brazil 2.33%
8) Indonesia 1.7%
9) Canada 1.69%
10) Mexico 1.68%

A) The World’s Top 3 Emitters Contribute 14 Times the Emissions of the Bottom 100
The top three greenhouse gas emitters— China, the European Union and the United States—contribute more than half of total global emissions, while the bottom 100 countries only account for 3.5 percent.1 Collectively, the top 10 emitters account for nearly three-quarters of global emissions. The world can’t successfully tackle the climate change challenge without significant action from these countries.

B) The Energy Sector Is the Major Culprit, but Action in Every Sector Counts
Over the past 10 years, the energy sector has remained the largest contributor to emissions over any other sector, representing 72 percent of global emissions in 2013. China saw the largest increase in single-sector emissions from 2012 to 2013 from its energy production, which increased by 365 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MtCO2e), or 4 percent. The majority of these emissions came from an increase in electricity production, heating and transportation. However, this does represent a lower rate of increase than the historical average —China’s average annual growth rate for coal consumption from 2000 to 2013 was 8.8 percent.

On the other hand, Australia, the world’s 15th -largest emitter, saw the largest emissions decrease in a single sector, with its agricultural emissions dropping by 65 MtCO2e, or a reduction of 34.6 percent since 2012. The majority of those reductions came from a decrease in the area of burning savannah2, which reduced methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions.

C) Some Major Emitters are Reversing their Trends
From 2012 to 2013, the top 10 emitters cumulatively increased their emissions by 2.2 percent, compared to the average annual growth of 2.4 percent over the last 10 years. Within that same period, the top two global emitters, China and the United States, saw the largest single year percentage increase in greenhouse gas emissions, with a rise of 4.3 and 1.4 percent respectively.

Even with that growth of emissions from 2012-2013 by top emitters, if we expand the timescale, their combined emissions have remained the same for the past decade.3 In that time, the United States peaked its emissions in 2007, and the European Union, the third-largest emitter, saw steady reductions. Others have stabilized their emissions over the last 10 years, including Russia and Canada.

More recent data looking only at energy-related carbon dioxide emissions shows that this type of emission stayed flat globally between 2014 and 2016, even as the global economy grew during the same period. Since carbon dioxide is the most abundant greenhouse gas, this is an encouraging trend. We await further data to see whether other types of greenhouse gases are growing or shrinking, and whether this trend will continue.

As 21 countries are already proving, decoupling carbon dioxide emissions from economic growth is happening. But to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, we need to bend the emissions curve significantly downward.

https://www.wri.org/blog/2017/04/interactive-chart-explains-worlds-top-1...

dmm1240 | 6 November 2019

The "adapting to address climate change is too expensive" argument is a red herring.

Every year, the cost of producing electricity from solar/wind drops. It is now cheaper to install new solar/wind capacity than to run existing coal plants. Coal plants are closing across the U.S. Scotland now generates 100% of its energy needs using renewable energy sources (primarily wind) on more and more days of the year. All of the British Isles are headed in the same direction.

China is on board. The Chinese were making great strides -- it's the largest EV market in the world btw -- until Trump's tariffs hit. Since the Chinese economy has taken a hit there was some backsliding.

The Industrial Revolution started in Great Britain and spread to most of Europe and North America. We were solely responsible for the vast bulk of emissions from 1800-1980 or so. Japan, S. Korea and China joined us in the latter part of the 20th century.

The U.S. is the only country ON THE PLANET that is not part of the Paris Climate Accords, thanks to Herr Dumbass.

To try to an deny fault on our part is to stand there in front of a broken cookie jar with chocolate smeared all over our face and cookie crumbs all over our clothes. We did it.

NKYTA | 7 November 2019

+42 @dmm

NKYTA | 7 November 2019

Concrete is the most widely used man-made material in existence. It is second only to water as the most-consumed resource on the planet.

But, while cement - the key ingredient in concrete - has shaped much of our built environment, it also has a massive carbon footprint.

Cement is the source of about 8% of the world's carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, according to think tank Chatham House.

If the cement industry were a country, it would be the third largest emitter in the world - behind China and the US. It contributes more CO2 than aviation fuel (2.5%) and is not far behind the global agriculture business (12%).

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46455844

Mike83 | 10 November 2019

Thanks dm1240 and NKYTA for uncovering the sheets of the contributors making the Climate Crisis so real and deadly.

Michael Barnard did a investigative study on what I call the welfare fossil fuel industry who likes to keep their permanent subsidies off the record. Odd that they are rewarded for causing environmental disasters instead of having to be held accountable. Nice to see more people realize what a bunch of crooks these people are. This, in my mind is not capitalism or free enterprise and it is holding American back from progressing in the world.

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/08/20/us-subsidizes-fossil-fuels-to-the-t...

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