2040 = Day Zero
Note to youth: This doesn’t mean it’s all good until Dec 31 2039.
Stefan Rahmstorf says emissions must be ↓ 100% by 2040 to stay below 2° C.
The IEA says energy demand ↑ 30% by 2040.
The IER says emissions ↑ 16% by 2040.
2040 = energy ↑ 30%
2040 = emissions ↑ 16%
2040 = emissions ↓ 100% = 2° C
Kevin Anderson says we have a 5% chance of staying below 2° C.
James Hansen says that 2° C = Disaster.
We have a 95% chance of not staying under 2° C, where 2° C = Disaster.
We have a 95% chance of unstoppably abrupt, catastrophic mass extinction.
We have a 95% chance of destroying earth if we don’t stop fighting.
Both you and me.
According to the Earth-Battery Theory, we will lose our atmosphere to the vacuum of space.
The only thing left will be underground, extremaphilic bacteria with no oceans and atmosphere.
Yes, life on earth will survive, but there will eventually be no oceans or air, we will be especially vulnerable during a magnetic pole flip, and while it will take millennia, it can be unstoppable and irreversible.
During magnetic pole flip, earth could have 5 or more poles at the same time, with each one taking a decade to drift over you. This will burn both plant and aimals beneath. It may well take place after our tecno fuedal immortal overlords bless their souls. Well, at least the Ring of Fire will get them because super volcanoes etc.
In the meantime we want to make everything from butt plugs to condoms IOT enabled. It’ll be like sticking a coiled mercury light bulb up you keester and lighting it up.
We believe self-driving electric cars are safe for fuck sakes. How brainwashed is that? We don’t have enough minerals for both green energy and electric cars. I’m sorry nobody but an overprivileged fool has to be the one to tell you this.
Bill Rees says all the world’s electric grid only equals 20% of total world energy demand.
Vaclav Smil says converting to 100% renewable energy takes at least 70 years and trillions of bucks.
If we got 100% renewable electric grid power by 2050, we would only solve 20% of our energy problems.
Solar and wind products only last 30 years, and all the panels & turbines you see today will be gone in 30 years.
They break down 2X faster than we need to build them.
It costs more energy and is more toxic to recycle them than to build new ones.
Wind turbines use 100X more copper per watt than fossil fuels.
Offshore wind turbines use 1,000X more copper per watt.
Copper ore grades are plummeting. Energy costs will rise.
This will have to all essential, with few exceptions.
No amount of money will bring these ore grades back up.
Suprise ore strikes won’t last.
Wind turbines only work produce 90% of power rating 25% of the time.
Recent British studies suggest they produce near 20% of power ratings year on year.
Saying they produce 40% of their power rating 100% of the time means nothing.
People who belittle how many birds and bats they kill are in the business.
The Ivanpah solar plant killed thousands of rare desert turtles and fries birds and bugs alive in the sky. They pay people to pick up the smokers, slang for burnt feathers. That’s your green power. Instead of just not burning palm oil in diesel cars, they promise to do it 2 years from now. Do you know how many organgutans and elephants were killed for that oil? I don’t.
North Europeans, up in whitey land, get 50% of their rewable electricity burning trees unloaded off cargo ships, in pellet bags, from all over the world. This is a crime against life.
It’s all I can do to not drag Mother Nature herself, Hillary Clinton, into this. The supreme white feminist kahuna, destroyer of worlds.
In the last 40 years, we have lost 66.666% of all land species. The number is not important, it’s what the number means that’s important. We are going extinct 100 time faster than the dinosaurs who took some 13,000 years, we’ll likely be 100% gone in 300 and 50% gone in 30 years.
Some believe the sun is entering the galactic danger zone, we we’ll meet metors heading to a black hole in the center of the galaxy, and that this is why civilizations allways crash.
Brian Aldiss wrote Helliconia Spring, which is sort of like Game of Thrones. It’s about the repeated collapse of civilizations beyond historical reckoning.
There seems to be a physical cascading confluence of catastrophic events coming together at the same time. If orgasms are like a little death, then this is the same as a guy having more than one orgasm at a time. Don’t do it, I know what you’re thinking.