Leave it in the Ground

Jeremy Williams today has an important blog.

He announces , with the aid of a short video, the campaign to keep fossil fuels in the ground in order to limit global warming. Three key numbers are used:

2 degrees Celsius – the agreed limit required if global warming is not to  sabotage ‘Spaceship Earth’.

565 – the amount in gigatons of CO2 emissions that would warm the Earth by 2 degrees Celsius (the Carbon Budget Limit)

2795 – the amount in gigatons of CO2 locked up in known reserves of fossil fuel. Companies last year invested 700 billion dollars looking to explore for more of these reserves.

Hence the campaign to ‘keep coal down the hole and oil in the soil’!

Williams also points out how the British press pays far more attention to the ‘fracas’ of a TV celebrity with his producer than to the threat to civilisation posed by the release of ever-increasing fossil fuel emissions and consequent anthropogenic global warming.

 

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