Monday, April 5, 2021

The Thing to Remember

This is the thing to keep in your mind every time you hear about reducing CO2 by 20% or 50% or even 100% by 2050, or whatever version of that (which we hear constantly) is tossed around:

Most people don't realise this, but the majority of high-income nations have already significantly exceeded their fair share of the carbon budget for 2 degrees. Their "zero by 2050" targets are therefore woefully inadequate.
Jason Hickel

He presented those words with this graph:

(click to enlarge)

The high-income nations have had ours. We need to stop putting out greenhouse gases as close to now as possible, with concrete plans that start with dates in the extreme near-term. 

We need to do it in an equitable way, and we need to build political will to do that. 

Those are the tasks we face.


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