Verden på full fart forbi 1,5 graders global oppheting

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Isfjell - Foto Aline Dassel, Pixabay

Isfjell – Foto Aline Dassel, Pixabay

Av Karsten Johansen

Det sier nå det store flertallet av verdens klimavitenskapsfolk:

“World’s top climate scientists expect global heating to blast past 1.5C target (…)

“I think we are headed for major societal disruption within the next five years,” said Gretta Pecl, at the University of Tasmania. “[Authorities] will be overwhelmed by extreme event after extreme event, food production will be disrupted. I could not feel greater despair over the future.” (…)

Younger scientists were more pessimistic, with 52% of respondents under 50 expecting a rise of at least 3C, compared with 38% of those over 50. Female scientists were also more downbeat than male scientists, with 49% thinking global temperature would rise at least 3C, compared with 38%. There was little difference between scientists from different continents.

Dipak Dasgupta, at the Energy and Resources Institute in New Delhi, said: “If the world, unbelievably wealthy as it is, stands by and does little to address the plight of the poor, we will all lose eventually.”

The experts were clear on why the world is failing to tackle the climate crisis. A lack of political will was cited by almost three-quarters of the respondents, while 60% also blamed vested corporate interests, such as the fossil fuel industry.

Many also mentioned inequality and a failure of the rich world to help the poor, who suffer most from climate impacts. “I expect a semi-dystopian future with substantial pain and suffering for the people of the global south,” said a South African scientist, who chose not to be named. “The world’s response to date is reprehensible – we live in an age of fools.”  The Guardian

Deprimerte klimaforskere

Det er vel her kunstig “intelligens” kommer inn, den blir jo ikke tørst og deprimert?

““I got a depression,” she says. “It was a very dark point in my life. I was unable to do anything and was just sort of surviving.”

Cerezo-Mota recovered to continue her work: “We keep doing it because we have to do it, so [the powerful] cannot say that they didn’t know. We know what we’re talking about. They can say they don’t care, but they can’t say they didn’t know.”

In Mérida on the Yucatán peninsula, where Cerezo-Mota lives, the heat is ramping up. “Last summer, we had around 47C maximum. The worst part is that, even at night, it’s 38C, which is higher than your body temperature.” The Guardian

Jeg er dog usikker på hvordan kjølinga fungerer på kunstig-intelligens-maskinene ved 38 til 45 grader C og høyere, men her kommer sikkert innovatørene straks til med hjelp. Og Klassekampens Braanen med kulldreven aircondition og greier og greier. Ikke minst vedvarende ignoranse av vitenskapen og av løsningsforslag som karbonavgift til fordeling kombinert med stadig ny gallupmålinger og analyser av disse – få ting overgår jo slikt i innovasjons- og bærekraft…”

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