Climate crisis overview

A very short summary of data on the climate crisis, with possible catastrophes outlined and contra measures.

The facts

Since 200 years -since the so called industrial revolution- these changes have become dramatically fast, like putting an unprecedented amount of Carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere.

Many scientists think that carbon dioxide is one of the main causes of global warming, which is certainly happening:

Climate change produces not only higher temperatures, but more droughts and heat waves, stronger hurricanes, sea level rise, and heavy precipitation events. See the efects page of the NASA on climate change.

The majority of scientists and their climate models corroborate it.

Missing mitigating targets

The IPCC has stated that unmitigated climate change would, in the long term, be likely to exceed the capacity of natural, managed and human systems to adapt.

In the Paris Agreement , most countries agreed to implement measures to mitigate climate change within safe limits set by the IPCC . But most countries are missing their targets.

Who/what is responsible

The other main global warming sources together with carbon dioxide are ice melting, nitrous oxide and methane.

Mitigation measures

To mitigate climate change, people should cut its carbon footprint , e.g. when moving, building or eating.

To stop a disastrous climate change, each human have to consume no more than 2.3 tones of CO2 yearly. Consuming about 1t for food and housing, you have 1t left for transportation. With 1t, you can travel 80,000 km by train, but only 3,800 by airplane, and 4.900 by car. The current consumption of CO2 per capita in the European Union is 8t.

Hunger and disasters

End of the World, denials and adaptation

Some scientists argue that it is too late to stop a climate change that will disrupt our current civilization within 10 years.

Almost all scientists, journalists, politicians and consumers denial the possible catastrophic impact of climate change due to psychological processes.

Only communities that start to prepare now for a post-civilization world will survive without great suffering including starvation. These preparations include to become self-sustaining in terms of food and resources, and to develop micro political and economical new structures. It also includes smart locations away from the coast because see level rise , hurricanes and tsunamis , or keeping 200km distance from nuclear power plants. , which may meltdown after societal disruptions.

Debate

Survival plan

Taking into account all the above, two courses of actions have to be taken. 1 The mitigation measures above. 2 Soulmates like you and me have to elaborate plans to setup self-sustained, post-civilization community somewhere for us and our families to move in if things start to go bad. Depending on our summed-up economical power, from houses in some smart chosen location to a whole Island like the Isle of Man .

Contact me to think together how to do it.

Wrong predictions

This is current data from the Polar Science Center on artic sea ice volume:

This was a wrong catastrophic prediction using that data in 2012:

A manipulated, similar wrong graph was still used in 2019 on a presentation on climate change in the European Commision by leading scientists from Scientists Warning:

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