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Open Acrobat Reader before opening the file – DOWNLOAD: Global Climate Change Impacts on the US, report by the United States Government science bodies. The Graphs above appear on page 29. Significantly reduced, lower emissions are required to avoid the higher emissions temperature scenarios at the top.
Business as usual is the Higher Emissions Scenario at the top. It throws the world straight into Plioscene era temperatures of 3 million years ago, by mid-century. The world was hot and inhospitable then. By the end of the century, temperatures are like the Eocene era of 50 million years ago, the last great extinction event. Palm trees were growing in the arctic swamps then, and most of today’s coast lines were under water.
The geological age analysis is from a ground-breaking study: Pliocene and Eocene provide best analogs for near-future climates,
This Project was a Big Eye-Opener – Three years ago, when starting research, there was cautious optimism. Progress seemed to be taking place, toward a sustainable planet: (a) news about solar & wind power, (b) the Paris climate accord, and (c) productivity in agriculture,
But more digging uncovered many ugly “Earth Worms” – Statistics that are impossible to ignore, like the ones below. As hard data sinks in, turn to some of the proposed Solutions.
- The US eia projects fossil fuel growth through 2040, with only
17% of energy from renewables like solar and wind.
- Hurricanes have doubled in number and intensity since y2000.
- 4 Planet Earths are required for a western lifestyle.
- By mid-century, the climate will be crazy
World solutions need to accelerate at a serious pace.
Crisis Report: IPCC 2018 Summary
(International panel on climate change)
Download a copy of the original IPCC 2018 Summary to Policy Makers. It is a short, but fairly dense document, with technical descriptions that may not be accessible to readers who are not climate scientists. Like most Policy Makers.
Or, Download a shorter, unauthorized English translation of the “Science-Speak” in the original IPCC report, created by RescueTheWorld.net. (It tries to be accurate, but makes no promise to that effect.)
The report states that there are only 12 years remaining to cut CO2 emissions in half, before existing damage from climate change really goes off the charts.
The report states that: (a) climate change is human caused, via fossil fuel emissions, and (b) as a result, extreme weather is amplified, and lives and resources are destroyed.
PURPOSE of the SITE.
… Critical overview of a sustainable planet. Images tell the story at a glance. Browse for an overview. Sources and links are given for hard data on rising energy use, carbon, temperature, hurricanes and drought. Biocapacity is explained as a measure of world wealth. Education and human rights are seen as important paths to a sustainable world.
Extracting critical global data took 3 years – a main goal of this site is to make the results easy for people to access.
Browse Rescue The World.net for just an hour …
2020 Election – Make Climate Change the #1 Issue
|Alert: See the Interactive Map by
Vote Climate PAC.org.
It allows search for US candidate positions on climate change and carbon tax and dividends, by state or by zip code.
Vote Climate in 2020
There is majority support for carbon fees and tax incentives to reduce fossil fuel use. Why don’t politicians “Get It”?
Source: Yale University Vizualization on Climate Change.
Select this map: “Require fossil fuel companies to pay a carbon tax”,
in the Policy Support section.
More About RESCUE THE WORLD.NET
Non-profit: RescueTheWorld.net has been created as an Educational website. It has no commercial objectives. The work is a volunteer, non-paid retirement project and the motivation is to share critical information. Any funds raised for women’s education (in the solutions section) will be transferred to schools on-the-ground in least developed countries, in their entirety.
Browse for an Overview: Not everyone will want to investigate all of the sources referenced by RescueTheWorld.net; that would be 1,000s of pages of reports and many 100s of hours of reading! Explore areas of personal interest, and try to browse the whole site, to absorb the storyline of global risks and potential solutions. It may only take an hour or two to find startling new facts.
Links to Data Sources & Organizations: Many of the organizations referenced have ways for people to support them financially or by volunteering time and effort. Please participate as you can.. Visit the Sources and Links page, for access to Rescue The World.net site-wide data sources via original global reports.
Invite Others to RescueTheWorld.net. Please ask other people to visit this website, to gather information they can consider. There is a Solutions page that recommends some concrete actions, but if those solutions don’t appeal, that’s OK. Good information can lead to new solutions.