Face reality, take action.🕊️ @ClimateBen Literature Teacher informing pupils of the scientific reality of the Ecological Catastrophe & urging them to act. See also @urgenceclimatiq & @ClimateHound Aug. 21, 2019 1 min read

Scientists:

1. Warming is underestimated.
2. Warming is faster than expected.
3. Warming of 2.5- 4°C looks certain.
4. Warming of 4°C kills 7 billion.
5. Warming of 4°C by 2049? Maybe.
6. Warming of 4°C by 2099? Likely.
7. Warming is 1 of 10 lethal threats.

Front page news? No.

State-corporate media structures help Big Business and ignore/downplay all immediate existential threats:

Overfishing
Pesticides
Deforestation
Habitat destruction
Plastic pollution
Industrialised animal agriculture
Hunting/poaching
Soil erosion
Collapse of ecosystems
Nuclear war

Warming is underestimated and faster than expected:

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 https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/scientists-have-been-underestimating-the-pace-of-climate-change/ 
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Biological annihilation is also underestimated, and is virtually 100% absent from state-corporate media:

For a long time many scientists have said temperatures will exceed 2°C:


3°C or 4°C could well hit this century:

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2.5°C - 4°C now looks inevitable this century in my opinion.

Scientists have suggested that only 1 billion people could survive on a 4°C Earth:
 https://www.climatecodered.org/2019/08/at-4c-of-warming-would-billion-people.html?m=1 

Peer-reviewed science exists showing that warming could 'exceed 3.5–4C by 2050':
 https://www.pnas.org/content/114/39/10315 

See this thread for further details:

Billions of humans will only die if there is a failure to transform unjust/destructive systems, or if warming is too severe.

Currently billions of insects, birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians are being killed by corporate capitalism. Humans will perish as well at this rate.

See here as well for faster than expected: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07586-5 

See here for an article from two and a half years ago including well known figures commenting on how we will head over 2°C:  https://amp.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/19/cat-in-hells-chance-why-losing-battle-keep-global-warming-2c-climate-change?__twitter_impression=true 


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