Yesterday, I found this: http://www.rollingst...w-math-20120719
It sums up some numbers about the climate change:
- 2°C: The maximal rise in temperature for most politicians. When it will become warmer than that, no costs should be spared to reverse it. Note than we are now at 0.8°C rise already. Also note that most scientists think that a raise of more than 1°C is risky.
- 500 gigaton CO2: The maximal CO2 we can pollute before we reach the 2°C milestone.
- 2500 gigaton CO2: The amount of CO2 that will be produced if all fossil fuels that are now planned and ready to be dug up will be burned. (this is about trillions of dollars.)
In other words: the climate is basically f*****, despite all our good intentions.
My question to you guys: does anybody know a plan B?
EDIT: wrote mega instead of giga.
Edited by qfeys, 22 June 2013 - 07:47 PM.