climate crisis

we live in a greenhouse. The world is getting hotter and hotter by the year - and it's the anthropogenic greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions /caused or produced by humans.

the climate crisis is global warming and climate change. We have exceeded all levels of global greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions.

reduce ghg to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius (1.5° C).

the problem is that we burn dirty coal in outland power plants to produce electricity for the city. We are producing tons of carbon emissions like carbon dioxide and methane, which makes ghg which traps heat in the atmosphere, which causes global warming and climate change, which makes the Earth uninhabitable. The majority of the world's population now lives in cities.

facts

the causes of climate change: the causes of climate change climate.nasa.gov

China's greenhouse gas emissions exceeded world: China 27%, US 11%, India 6.6%, EU 6.4%

coal-fired power plant
coal-fired power plant producing electricity for the city

there's no wall high enough to keep out the sky.

the world is getting hotter and hotter by the year.

ghg CO2 CH4

CO2 carbon dioxide is a potent ghg. Global levels of carbon dioxide CO2 passed 400ppm, while 100ppm is considered an unhealthy amount of greenhouse gas ghg.

beef burger

CH4 methane is 80x more potent, as a ghg, than carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. Methane is a key ingredient in the formation of ground-level ozone (smog), a dangerous air pollutant, and a toxic contributor to climate change. #cutmethane.

human-caused methane emissions can be reduced this decade. The goal of the Paris Climate Agreement is to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius (1.5° C) This is within reach of we treat this crisis as a crisis.

Global methane assessment ccacoalition.org

by burning coal to make electricity for the cities we are producing large amounts of carbon emissions making the air too toxic to breathe.

Climate change: How do we know? climate.nasa.gov

Stop fossil fuels
build 100% renewables

clean renewable energy, like wind and solar, can help us break free from fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power generation and transportation.

clean energy jobs are now far outpacing fossil fuel jobs. Solar employs twice as many people as does coal.

imposing a carbon tax while eliminating federal subsidies to producers of fossil fuels is a first step.

we need to change or die. The science is clear and shows that climate change is real, and caused by ghg released by human industrial activity. As the biosphere gets warmer, we increase evaporation. And as we increase evaporation, ecosystems dry out and burn. And when soils get dry due to increased evaporation, we get longer heat waves. And longer heat waves make the biosphere warmer still. A hyper climate will end humans.

our health is linked to a clean environment.

ghg

greenhouse gas traps heat in the atmosphere and causes global warming.
ghg is a combination of noxious gases like carbon dioxide CO2 and methane CH4, as well as water vapor.
ghg is produced from fossils fuels; the extraction, processing, and industrial carbon emissions from oil, gas and coal.

ghg is heating the Earth which is producing a hyper climate which is causing wildfires and floods, drought and sea level rise, hurricanes and heat waves.

numerous studies in recent years have linked bigger U.S. wildfires to global warming from the burning of coal, oil and gas, especially because climate change has made California much drier. A drier California means plants are more flammable.

"If we can't breathe it then we die, if we can't grow food on it then we die, if we can't drink it then we die."

Greta Thunberg   Skolstrejk for Klimatet School Strike for Climate

foul smell

methane CH4 is bad. This FLIR image shows the large amount of methane that is normally not seen with the naked eye. This is a super emitter in Texas.

methane flames FLIR FLIR image of methane at a super emitter in Texas

bigger storms, hurricanes, floods, drought

climate change is heating the land and the oceans which is causing bigger storms.   Saharan air layer NOAA

twin typhoons Lekima Krosa typhoons Lekima and Krosa churning over the western Pacific Ocean, Taiwan, China Aug 2019

Why Amazon rainforest is on fire Bloomberg

fires combine in Australia
fires combine in Australia Jan 2020

human activity, like burning coal and driving cars, produces ghg, which contributes to the greenhouse effect, which is the cause of the current global warming. These gases include carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane, nitrous oxides and chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). Climate chaos, like fires, storms, hurricanes, floods, and drought, is caused by high levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere and is already producing human suffering and will most likely lead to the end of our civilization as we know it.

we must stop the EPA's rollback of current federal environmental safeguards.

is this our EPA?

Paris

in order to meet the targets in the Paris Agreement and save the planet from climate devastation, we must halt coal, oil and gas development and finance a transition towards 100% renewable energy systems.

11 countries leading in renewable energy. Germany to close all 84 of its coal-fired power plants, will rely on renewable energy. Sweden is aiming to be a fossil fuel free nation. Costa Rica has achieved 95% renewable electricity.

UN

United Nations SecGen Antonio Guterres to put into place a framework to reverse climate change. Paris Agreement. low-carbon projects. global financial system. economic growth and climate action are not two competing ideas.

brt

brt is a bus system.

bicycle highway

the bicycle highway Cykelslangen in Copenhagen is for the separation of cars and bikes.

trees

trees sequester carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and create oxygen.

NRDC is a nonprofit group fighting climate change.

beef burger

The environmental costs of beef Scientific American

CO2 costs of a beef burger. half pound beef production equals emissions from driving 9.81 miles. 7.40 pounds of CO2-equivalent.
The greenhouse hamburger PDF

Senate votes to curb methane

#cutmethane. 50% of California's methane emissions come from livestock rather than oil and gas.