Monthly Archives: May 2013

Article: Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math


Read this interesting article by Bill McKibben in the Rolling Stone Magazine.

McKibben investigates Climate Changes scenarios and corresponding Carbon Footprints with three numbers:

– 2° Celsius (maximum temperature rise humans can cope)
– 565 Gigatons (of CO2 that humans can pur in the atmosphere to stay below 2°)
– 2795 Gigatons (of CO2 that we currently plan to burn)

Now you can do the math.

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

Further Reading:
Book: The Burning Question by Mike Berners-Lee
http://www.amazon.de/dp/1781250456

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