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How long before we've passed the point of no return?

According to this carbon countdown clock (https://www.mcc-berlin.net/fileadmin/data/clock/carbon_clock.htm), the most CO2 we can emit to stay below 1.5ºC rise is 400 Gt, starting from 2020, and that carbon budget will be used up by about July/August  2029.

We're at 295 Gt as I write.

Solar IS Civil Defense

by gmoke on Thu Jul 21st, 2022 at 06:24:23 PM EST
Firing up coal plants to save gas .... all across Europe.

Europe's turn back to coal a 'temporary' measure in response to Russian gas cuts

Very likely this phenomena is global due to the extreme high price of natural gas in Europe and Asia.

    "The coal plant pipeline is shrinking, but
    there is simply no carbon budget left to be
    building new coal plants. We need to stop,
    now."

Boom And Bust Coal 2022

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Thu Jul 21st, 2022 at 07:30:43 PM EST
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Hothouse Earth

I do not want to be an alarmist but my sense and gut feeling says this scenario is close to the real world. The point of no return has passed ...

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Mon Aug 1st, 2022 at 04:14:43 AM EST
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