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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:09 AM

Anybody heard of this 6-page climate study that everyone is talking about

This story is popping up today about a 2009 paper in Nature that has everyone talking today. I've never heard of it, but the findings are pretty huge.


The Most Influential Climate Science Paper Today Remains Unknown to Most People
Just six pages long, it is stoking a new moral urgency for climate action and forcing the financial world to reconsider the value of fossil fuel reserves.


http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20140213/climate-change-science-carbon-budget-nature-global-warming-2-degrees-bill-mckibben-fossil-fuels-keystone-xl-oil

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kgrandia Feb 2013 OP
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Response to kgrandia (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:14 AM

1. If it doesn't fit into the profit and greed and denial paradigm, it does't exist

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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:19 AM

2. No I guess that makes me a nobody since "everybody is talking about it"n/t

Edited to add: to read the report you have to pay.
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v458/n7242/full/nature08017.html

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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:40 AM

3. To read the original article, you have to pay or log in through an institution.

I strongly object to the fact that I am asked to pay or required to be affiliated with some institution that pays in order to read scholarly articles written by people working at universities (and therefore paid for writing articles and doing research) and governments around the world.

It just doesn't take that much to put an article on the internet. Please.

Why aren't scholarly articles available to everyone for free on the internet?

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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:57 AM

4. Here's the Vanity Fair piece by Bill McKinnon mentioned in this article.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/global-warmings-terrifying-new-math-20120719




Global Warming's Terrifying New Math
Three simple numbers that add up to global catastrophe - and that make clear who the real enemy is


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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:21 PM

5. Yes, I've heard about it.

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It's the data that Bill McKibben bases his current climate activism on.

Basically, it says we have enough FF in the ground to fry life on the planet to a deep crispy golden-brown if we burn it all.

BTW - we are, quite probably, going to burn it all.

Here's a free link to the paper:

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v458/n7242/full/nature08017.html

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