Capitalism and Greed, Capitalism vs. the Climate., Climate change, CO2 emissions, The Future of Mankind
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WE ARE STILL BURNING GIGATONS OF FOSSIL CARBON PER YEAR.
( A gigaton is a billion tons)
At 40 gigatons’ a year another 500 gigatons will not take long to burn = 12.5 years.
This means an inexorable rise in temperature.
A wet- bulb temperature of 35 will kill humans, making swaths of the globe inhospitable to humans in the next century turning the essential resources of the earth, Fresh Air, Fresh Water into products. (Wet-bulb temperature is literally what a thermometer measures if a wet cloth is wrapped around it.) (35 °C, or around 95 °F, is pretty much the absolute limit of human tolerance)
Understanding our limits and what determines them will be more important as global temperatures creep upward and extreme weather events become harder to predict.
There are already hundreds of extreme heat events around the world. In a study published in 2020, researchers showed that some places in the subtropics have already reported such conditions—and they’re getting more common.
Around 30% of the world’s population is exposed to a deadly combination of heat and humidity for at least 20 days each year, that percentage will increase to nearly half by 2100, even with the most drastic reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions.
When your core temperature gets too hot, everything from organs to enzymes can shut down. Extreme heat can lead to major kidney and heart problems, and even brain damage.
We’re changing our planet.
It’s not just Australia one of the hottest countries on Earth, England is looking at a drought this year with other places already
pushing the limits of human tolerance.
Australia is a country on the brink of a water crisis.
With river flows expected to drop by 10- 25% within ten years, pressure on Australia’ water systems will grow as demand from
Despite the continent’s vast size, nearly the entire population lives in cities. These are predicted to grow by an additional 20
million people in the next 30 years, with water consumption in larger cities expected to rise by 73% to more than 2,650 gigalitres.
Australia’s Murray-Darling Basin has one of the world’s most advanced water markets. Water can be bought by the highest bidder.
Water users can buy or sell their water rights, on a permanent or temporary basis. This encourages the best use of our scarce water
resources. Trading encourages efficient water use by allowing it to be used where it’s needed most.
Water rights can be traded in various ways. It can be as simple as a change of ownership. Trades may change either the ownership
or the location of the water right, or both.
all of this is contributing to appalling environmental damage on the planet’s driest inhabited continent.
It has allowed a ruthless market to form, exploited by traders who buy and sell water as if it were a currency like Bitcoin.
The widespread acceptance that environmental sustainability is a crucial goal of water management.
The deadly heat events already experienced in recent decades are indicative of the continuing trend toward increasingly extreme
humid heat, are underlining that their diverse, consequential, and growing impacts represent a major societal challenge
for the coming decades.
What do you do when there’s not enough of something to go around? “Put a price on it!”
MARK MY WORDS TURNING NATURAL RESOURCES INTO PRODUCTS FOR SHORT TERM PROFIT IS ONLY IN ITS
CLEAN AIR WILL BE NEXT.
It’s important to remember that the causal links between climate and conflict are rarely direct.
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