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Climate Breakdown

Ecocide: “unlawful or wanton acts committed with knowledge that there is a substantial likelihood of severe and either widespread or long-term damage to the environment being caused by those acts.”

Carbon Bankroll 2.0     

NOAA: Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Now More Than 50% Higher Than Pre-Industrial Levels - Pre-industrial levels: about 280 ppm. Currently (6/3/22): about 420 and rapidly rising. Scientific concensus: The highest safe level is 350. And Here.

Climate.Gov: Climate Change: Global Temperature - In terms of average global surface temp

1880-1900 avg temp: 56.65 F/13.7 C

2022: 58.55 F/14.75 C

Goal is to stay below: 59 F/15.2 C (+1.5C above 1900 avg)    

NPR: USDA Updated Plant Hardiness Zones       


Guardian: 'The Stakes Could Not Be Higher": World is on Edge of Climate Abyss, UN Warns     


Guardian: World's Top Climate Scientists Expect Global Heating to Blast Past 1.5 C Target - “The world’s response to date is reprehensible – we live in an age of fools.”


Common Dreams: Biden Restores, Expands Bedrock Environmental Law Gutted by Trump    


Newsweek: Big Oil Could Face Homicide Charges     


Guardian: Tenth Consecutive Monthly Heat Record Alarms and Confounds Climate Scientists     


Guardian: Scientists Confirm Record Highs For Three Most Important Heat Trapping Gases    

2023 was the first year that stayed above that mark for the entire year.


AP: South Sudan Shutters All Schools as it Prepares for Extreme Heat Wave     


New Republic: The Case for Prosecuting Fossil Fuel Companies for Homocide     


BBC: World's First Year-Long Breach of Key 1.5C Limit  


BBC: More Climate Records Fall in World's Warmest February  


Weather.com: Texas Wildfire Grows to Largest on Record and Here     


Guardian: John Kerry: Demagogues Imperilling Global Fight Against Climate Breakdown    


Vice: How Do Oil Companies Get Away With...Everything? An Expert Explains     

Weather.com: Census Bureau: Weather Disasters Displaced 2.5 Million in US in 2023    


NYTimes: Biden Administration Relaxes Timetable for Shift to Electric Cars     


Guardian: EPA Again OKs Use of Toxic Herbicide Linked to Parkinson's Disease - Difference?


Guardian: Atlantic Ocean Circulation Nearing Tipping Point, Study Finds    

NPR: Climate Scientist Michael Mann Wins Defamation Case Against Conservative Writers  


Guardian: Hurricanes Becoming So Strong That a Category 6 is Necessary     


Guardian: 'Smoking Gun Proof': Fossil Fuel Industry Knew of Climate Danger as Early as 1954, Documents Show    


New Yorker: The Perverse Policies That Fuel Wildfires       


Guardian: Why 2024 Will Be the Crucial Year for Climate Litigation  


Bill McKibben: Friction is Growing - Big insurance companies are now repeating the same talking points that climate activists have been using for years. Too bad they couldn't have come on board years ago.


Guardian: 2023 Smashes Record for World's Hottest Year by Huge Margin - “Every year for the rest of your life will be one of the hottest [on] record. This in turn means that 2023 will end up being one of the coldest years of this century. Enjoy it while it lasts.”

Climate Breakdown 2023