Thursday, November 29, 2018

What the World of 2100 May Look Like

This is a year 2100 warming map. If all the nations in the world were as emissions profligate as the brown nations - Russia, China, Canada and a few others, the planet will be 5 degrees Celsius hotter. That's "game over" hot.  If we were all on the trajectory of the US, Australia, Brazil and a few others we would peak at somewhere between 4 to 4.5 C, again "game over" hot.

It doesn't matter how much of a crush you've got on Justin Trudeau or how much scorn you heap on his critics, most of his climate change rhetoric is just hot air. It infuriates the Tories and keeps the Liberal plebs happy but it's talk and empty promises.


Owen Gray said...

We don't see the emergency, Mound. We're sleepwalking to oblivion.

The Mound of Sound said...

Many of us choose not to see, Owen. I can understand their reticence but the reality is inescapable as is how we're responding to it.

Purple library guy said...

Upton Sinclair: "It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his bribe, ah sorry, paycheck depends on his not understanding it."