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Thu Dec 31, 2020, 08:10 AM

DISCUSSIONS ON CLIMATE CRISIS -- THE PROBLEM


previous posts
https://www.democraticunderground.com/1017628074
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100214775507


Startup sources on the problem

Non-Fiction
David Wallace-Wells. The Uninhabitable Earth (2019)


The Uninhabitable Earth, -- published two years after the UFNCCC -- convinced me that CC is much worse than we think; that humanity’s capacity is too small, its inertia too big, to save its only home. I stopped thinking that any planning or action would make any life and death sense unless humans could see positive outcomes that could give relief and hope and not just escape from existing disasters.


MORE ON THE PROBLEM

2. Our Energy


Top ten nations in CO2 emissions in millions of tons
(https://www.climatetrade.com/which-countries-are-the-worlds-biggest-carbon-polluters/) :

China -- 10,065+
United States -- 5,416
India — 2,654 .
Russia — 1,711
Japan — 1,162
Germany -- 759
Iran -- 720
South Korea -- 659
Saudi Arabia -- 621
Indonesia -- 615

https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2017/jul/10/100-fossil-fuel-companies-
investors-responsible-71-global-emissions-cdp-study-climate-change
https://www.ucsusa.org/resources/holding-major-fossil-fuel-companies-accountable

19 Big Fossil corporations out of 100 :
Saudi Aramco, Amin H. Al-Nasser, President & CEO, Yasir Al-Rumayyan,president
Chevron, Michael Wirth, chairman & CEO
Gazprom, Viktor Zubkov (Chairman), Alexey Miller (CEO)
Exxon-Mobil, Darren Woods (chairman & CEO)
National Iranian Oil Co. Bijan Namdar Zangeneh, chair Masoud Karbasian CEO
BP British Petroleum, Helge Lund, chairman, Bernard Looney CEO
Royal Dutch Shell, Charles O. Holliday (chair­person), Ben van Beurden (CEO)
Pemex, Octavio Romero Oropeza , CEO
Petroleos de Venezuela, Asdrubal Chavez, President
Petro China, Zhou Jiping (Chairman), Wang Dongjin, CEO
Peabody Energy, Glenn L. Kellow, President & CEO
ConocoPhillips, Ryan Lance, Chairman & CEO
AbuDhabi National OilCompan, Hashem Hashem, CEO
Kuwait Petroleum Corporation,
IraqNational Oil Company, President of Iraq
Total SA, Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman & CEO
Sonatrach, Algerian government
BHP Billiton, Ken MacKenzie (chair­person), Mike Henry (CEO
Petrobras, Eduardo Bacellar,Pres; Roberto Castello Branco CEO
(source KSR, Ministry For the Future (2020) and Wikipedia)

More names from an older map


Executive decisions for Big Oil’s actions will be made by about 500 people (boards,etc.)
— good people, patriotic politicians concerned for their beloved nations’ citizens;
hard-working corporate executives for shareholders; mostly men, family men, well educated, well meaning, pillars of their communities, givers to charity, wanting the best for their children.

These men work to promote and enable -- with TRILLIONS in yearly US subsidies
— humans to burn 40 gigatons (gigaton = a biliion tons) of fossil carbon per year.


Scientists have calculated that we can burn about 500 more gigatons of fossil carbon before we get to the average global temp of 2 degrees Celsius, after which dangerous cascading disasters will happen to Earth’s bioregions -- billions of crude sludge oil tonnage in oceans, tonnage of natural gas and CO2 in air -- and food production.

https://www.nasa.gov/press-releasse/nasa-noaa-analyses-reveal-2019-second-warmest-year-on-
record
https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/202009

Already more sun energy stays in Earth systems than leaves it by 0.7 of a watt per square meter of Earth’s surface.
A wet-bulb temperature of 35 will kill humans.
Wet-bulb temps of 34 have already been recorded since 1990, once in Chicago.
Climate danger is evident.

To be continued this Tuesday…

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Thu Dec 31, 2020, 08:13 AM

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Happy New Year Ancianita

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Thu Dec 31, 2020, 08:30 AM

2. Happy New Year, malaise!

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Thu Dec 31, 2020, 09:36 AM

3. K&R

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