Unprecedented: Can Civilization Survive the CO2 Crisis? by David Ray Griffin

By David Ray Griffin

Will we act quick and correctly adequate to avoid weather switch – higher referred to as weather disruption – from destroying human civilization? there's no better factor dealing with humanity at the present time. This unmarried resource presents every thing humans want to know with a purpose to input into severe discussions and make solid judgements: •The most recent medical information regarding the possible results of a number of the different types of weather disruption that threaten the very continuation of civilization. •The explanation why the media and governments have failed miserably to rein in worldwide warming, even supposing scientists were caution them for many years. •The extra demanding situations to saving civilization – non secular, ethical, and monetary. •The outstanding transformation of sun, wind, and different forms of fresh strength up to now few years, making the transition from a fossil-fuel to a fresh power financial system attainable; and the falsity of a number of the claims that fossil-fuel businesses and their (hired) minions have made to belittle fresh strength. This e-book combines (1) the main broad remedy of the motives and phenomena of weather switch together with (2) an in depth therapy of social stumbling blocks and demanding situations (fossil-fuel funded denialism, media failure, political failure, and ethical, spiritual, and fiscal challenges), (3) the main vast therapy of the wanted transition from fossil-fuel power to wash power, and (4) the main large remedy of mobilization. It offers the main whole remedy of some of the different types of fresh power, and the way they can mix to supply eighty% fresh strength through 2035 and a hundred% sooner than 2050 (both U.S. and worldwide).

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37 Brazil Following a megadrought that began in 2005 and another that began in 2010, Brazil in January 2014 experienced the “hottest and driest month on record in much of southeastern Brazil,” even though January had usually been the wettest month. The press focused most of its attention on coffee, for which Brazil is the world’s leading producer. But Brazil also produces the most citrus, sugarcane, and beef, which are also affected by the drought. Because the drought had been prolonged, the hot and dry weather in the early months of 2014 led to water rationing in 140 cities, including Brazil’s largest city, Sao Paolo, which by mid-February was about to run out of drinking water.

5˚C). 13 • In 2014, China experienced the hottest month of May ever, and India experienced its longest heat wave and hottest May-June period ever – so hot that the streets of Delhi were virtually empty. 14 Although what has already happened is bad enough, climate scientists say that the heat is going to become far worse. In “Mother Nature Is Just Getting Warmed Up,” Joe Romm reported a study showing that, whereas through the 1970s new records for cold temperatures exceeded record highs, by now the highs exceed the lows 13 to 1.

In 2012, The New York Times wrote: [T]his summer’s drought is one for the record books. But so was last year’s drought in the South Central states. And it has been only a decade since an extreme five-year drought hit the American West. ’22 The present condition of American drought can best be appreciated by looking at recent developments in California and a few other states. 45 UNPRECEDENTED: Can Civilization Survive the CO2 Crisis? California California is, of course, the most important state in the country for agriculture.

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