Fall walk continued
a fall walk
Tar Sands still trying to be stopped
350 has it right
Delicious curry paste with coconut milk, onions and carrots from the garden, and a side dish of local sesame ginger kale
Local food is the best
Greek yogurt made in my hometown, with raspberries from my parents garden
and the beautiful place I get to enjoy it
1. 2° Celsius (3.6°F) = Limit of global temperature rise agreed to in Copenhagen. So far, we’ve raised the average temperature of the planet just under 0.8 degrees Celsius, and that has caused far more damage than most scientists expected.
2. 565 Gigatons = estimated amount of carbon dioxide human can pump into the atmosphere by midcentury and still have some reasonable hope of staying below 2° C…. CO2 emissions last year rose to 31.6 Gigatons, up 3.2%….
3. 2,795 Gigatons = the amount of carbon contained in the proven coal and oil and gas reserves of the fossil-fuel companies, and the countries (think Venezuela or Kuwait) that act like fossil-fuel companies. In short, it’s the fossil fuel we’re currently planning to burn. And the key point is that this new number – 2,795 – is higher than 565. Five times higher. Yes, this coal and gas and oil is still technically in the soil. But it’s already economically aboveground – it’s figured into share prices, companies are borrowing money against it, nations are basing their budgets on the presumed returns from their patrimony.