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#23 - Hope in Hell


Hope in Hell - a decade to confront the climate emergency

In the words of UNEP in 2019: 'We are on track for a temperature rise of 3°C. This would bring mass extenctions and large parts of the planet would be uninhabitable.'

96 million barrels of oil are consumed around the world each day, and transport accounts for approximately 62.5% of all the oil used. The numbers speak for themselves.

In 2020, 42 percent of buyers of new cars chose an SUV, which on average consumes 20 per cent more energy than a conventional, medium-sized car. Higher emissions from those SUV's cancelled out all the benefits of significantly increased sales of EV's (up 28 per cent) in that year!

...all the extra heat that our emissions of CO2 have trapped insdie the atmosphere over the past few decades, it's the equivalent of 400,000 Hiroshima-sized bombs EVERY DAY. 

 Until recently, we've been used to thinking of sea-level rise in millimetres, or ceontimetres at most. According to NASA, today's sea level is just 20 centimetres higher on average than it was in 1900. But the rate of increase has been speeding up: eight of those 20 centimetres have impacted on sea levels since 1992.

Antartica has nearly eight times more ice than Greenland, and if every last tonne of ice in Antarctica was to melt away, it would increase average sea level by around 60 metres.