This isn’t a 2ºC or bust fight. It’s a fight to limit consequences. It’s a fight for every 1/10 of a degree. If we fail to hold to 2ºC, we have to fight for 2.1º; failing that, we battle on for 2.2º.
RIP Leonard Cohen
Everybody knows the war is over
Everybody knows the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight was fixed
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
Words that feel especially poignant right now.
Notice the change at the bottom of the graph? Anyway you look at it that sudden change is alarming.
It is worth noting that, nothing presented here is new, but XKCD author Randall Munroe is a master in making complex topics and difficult to grasp issues of scale easily approachable.
…and the iconic Science World
20 Years ago John Perry Barlow published the Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace:
Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind.
Now it is just more of the same, regardless of who ultimately wins:
See this for a good, succinct, explanation of the problem Lessig is trying to solve
Originally published by John Dupuis
Physicists who want to protect traditional Christmas realize that the only way to keep from changing Christmas is not to observe it.
That is all.