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  1. May 2024
  2. Apr 2024
  3. Feb 2024
    1. for - 2nd Trump term - 2nd Trump presidency - 2024 U.S. election - existential threat for climate crisis - Title:Trump 2.0: The climate cannot survive another Trump term - Author: Michael Mann - Date: Nov 5, 2023

      Summary - Michael Mann repeats a similiar warning he made before the 2020 U.S. elections. Now the urgency is even greater. - Trump's "Project 2025" fossil-fuel -friendly plan would be a victory for the fossil fuel industry. It would - defund renewable energy research and rollout - decimate the EPA, - encourage drilling and - defund the Loss and Damage Fund, so vital for bringing the rest of the world onboard for rapid decarbonization. - Whoever wins the next U.S. election will be leading the U.S. in the most critical period of the human history because our remaining carbon budget stands at 5 years and 172 days at the current rate we are burning fossil fuels. Most of this time window overlaps with the next term of the U.S. presidency. - While Mann points out that the Inflation Reduction Act only takes us to 40% rather than Paris Climate Agreement 60% less emissions by 2030, it is still a big step in the right direction. - Trump would most definitely take a giant step in the wrong direction. - So Trump could singlehandedly set human civilization on a course of irreversible global devastation.

    2. we face an American election unlike any other. It will determine not only the course of the American experiment but the path that civilization collectively follows.

      for - quote - Michael Mann - quote - 2024 U.S. elections - future of civilization - quote - existential threat of 2024 Trump win - polycrisis - politics - inequality - climate

      quote - Michael Mann - date: May 11, 2023 - source: The Hill - Op Ed - https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/4290467-trump-2-0-the-climate-cannot-survive-another-trump-term/ - (see below)

      • It is not an overstatement to say, one year out, that
        • we face an American election unlike any other.
      • It will determine
        • not only the course of the American experiment
        • but the path that civilization collectively follows.
          • On the left is democracy and environmental stewardship.
          • On the right is fascism and planetary devastation.
      • Choose wisely.
  4. Jan 2024
    1. “A second Trump term is game over for the climate — really!”

      for - quote - Michael Mann - quote - a Second Trump presidency - polycrisis - politics and climate crisis - climate mitigation strategy - voting in 2024 U.S. election - adjacency - Michael Mann - 2nd Trump presidency - exceeding planetary boundaries - exceeding 1.5 Deg C - Gen Z voting

      adjacency - between - Michael Mann - 2nd Trump presidency - exceeding planetary boundaries - exceeding 1.5 Deg C - Trump's presidency is existential threat to humanity - Gen Z voting - 2024 election - adjacency statement - Michael Mann's quote " A second Trump term is game over for the climate - really" applies to the 2024 election if Trump becomes the Republican nominee. - Trumps dismal environmental record in his 2016 to 2020 term speaks for itself. He would do something similiar in 2025 if he were the president. G - Given there are only 5 years and 172 days before we hit the dangerous threshold of burning through all the carbon budget for humanity, - https://climateclock.world/ - It is questionable whether Biden's government alone can do enough, but certainly if Trump won the 2024 election, his term in office would create a regression severe enough to put the Paris Climate goal of staying within 1.5 Deg C out of reach, and risk triggering major planetary tipping points - A Biden government is evidence-based and believes in anthropogenic climate change and is already taking measures to mitigate it. A Trump government is not evidence-based and is supported by incumbent fossil fuel industry so does not have the interest of the U.S. population nor all of humanity at heart. - Hence, the 2024 U.S. election can really determine the fate of humanity. - Gen Z can play a critical role for humanity by voting against a government that would, in leading climate scientists Michael Mann's words, be game over for a stable climate, and therefore put humanity and unimaginable risk. - Gen Z can swing the vote to a government willing to deal with the climate crisis over one in climate denial so voting activists need to be alerted to this and create the right messaging to reach Gen Z - https://hyp.is/LOud7sBBEe6S0D8itLHw1A/circle.tufts.edu/latest-research/41-million-members-gen-z-will-be-eligible-vote-2024

  5. Dec 2023
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  7. Oct 2023
    1. James Hansen, einer der Entdecker der von Menschen verursachten globalen Erhitzung, kommt in seinem neuesten Kommentar zu dem Ergebnis, dass das 1,5 Grad-Ziel des Pariser Abkommens möglicherweise schon früh im nächsten Jahr überschritten werden wird. Ausschlaggebend dafür sei, dass die Atmosphäre weniger kühlende Aerosole enthält als früher und dass inzwischen auch die Antarktis zur globalen Erwärmung beiträgt. Hansens Ergebnisse werden nicht von allen Klimawissenschaftlerinnen geteilt, aber sehr ernst genommen https://www.theguardian.com/environment/commentisfree/2023/oct/19/will-the-earth-breach-its-15c-guardrail-sooner-than-we-thought

      Hansens.Kommentar: https://www.columbia.edu/~jeh1/mailings/2023/ElNinoFizzles.13October2023.pdf

    1. Die Extremwetter-Ereignisse dieses Jahres entsprechen den Vorhersagen der Klimawissenschaft. Der Guardian hat dazu zahlreichende Forschende befragt und viele Statements in einem multimedialen Artikel zusammengestellt. Alle Befragten stimmen darin überein, dass die Verbrennung fossiler Brennstoffe sofort beendet werden muss, um eine weitere Verschlimmerung zu stoppen. Festgestellt wird auch, dass die Verwundbarkeit vieler Communities bisher unterschätzt worden ist. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/aug/28/crazy-off-the-charts-records-has-humanity-finally-broken-the-climate

  8. Sep 2023
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  10. Jul 2023
    1. Der Guardian hat James Hansen und andere Klimawissenschaftler:innen zu den aktuellen Hitzewellen interviewt. Hansen geht davon aus, dass sich die Erhitzung der Erde beschleunigt. Auch Forschende, die diese These nicht teilen, nehmen an, dass am Ende dieses Jahrhunder ähnliche Temperaturverhältnisse wie im Pliozän (vor 1-3 Millonen Jahren) herrschen werden, wenn sich die aktuellen Trends bei den Emissionen fortsetzen. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/jul/19/climate-crisis-james-hansen-scientist-warning

  11. Jun 2023
    1. Eine Reihe von meteorologischen Signalen spricht dafür, dass 2023 in einigen Regionen und eventuell auch global das heißeste Jahr der bisherigen Geschichte wird. Die amerikanische Wetterorganisation NOAA hatein sich verstärkendes El Niño Phänomen festgestellt. Dadurch wird die sich ohnehin schon steigernde Erwärmung weiter angetrieben, so dass auch in den kommenden Jahren mit Temperaturrekorden zu rechnen ist. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/jun/15/record-temperatures-global-heating

  12. Jan 2021
    1. Bericht über eine Fernsehsendung mit Michael Mann, bei der es insbesondere darum geht, dass ein rascher stop der CO2 Emissionen schon in wenigen Jahren dazu führen kann, dass sich die globale Erhitzung nicht länger fortsetzt.