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  •  6 Degrees astonished me with its seriousness. (2+ / 0-)
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    A Siegel, PeterHug

    Anyone concerned about global climate change should familiarize themselves with the consequences of each small rise in temperature in order, at a minimum, to see where we are now, and what that means.

    One of his statistics: each gallon of gasoline burned is derived from 90 tons of plant material.

    George Monbiot's book Heat (here's one review) concerns itself with what must be done to have any hope of slowing climate change; the reviewer lists changes in air travel, building construction, and "mechanisms to reduce greenhouse gas emissions of the retail and cement industries by 90%," among others.

    Monbiot doesn't see this happening voluntarily.

    •  I don't see it happening (0+ / 0-)

      at all, much less voluntarily.  But we don't have enough water to keep using fossil and nuclear fuels and still eat, so basically we have to get off fossil fuels AND figure out how we're going to survive runaway warming.  At this point I'm expecting that - presupposing they are still alive - my grandsons will see 6 degrees of warming by 2100.

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