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Discussion of climate, how it is changing, activism around that, the politics, and the energy systems change we need in order to stabilize things.

As a starting point, the burning of fossil fuels, and to a lesser extent deforestation and release of methane are responsible for the warming in recent decades: Graph of temperature as observed with significant warming, and simulated without added greenhouse gases and other anthropogentic changes, which shows no significant warming

How much each change to the atmosphere has warmed the world: IPCC AR6 Figure 2 - Thee bar charts: first chart: how much each gas has warmed the world.  About 1C of total warming.  Second chart:  about 1.5C of total warming from well-mixed greenhouse gases, offset by 0.4C of cooling from aerosols and negligible influence from changes to solar output, volcanoes, and internal variability.  Third chart: about 1.25C of warming from CO2, 0.5C from methane, and a bunch more in small quantities from other gases.  About 0.5C of cooling with large error bars from SO2.

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[–] [email protected] 3 points 3 weeks ago (2 children)

Duh. But they will, because not having food or shelter sucks.

[–] [email protected] 4 points 3 weeks ago

Don't underestimate the power of the lie that is the American Dream. Even if you have food and shelter, many still think they can overcome late-stage capitalism with sheer effort.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 2 weeks ago

Yup.

Not having money for food or a place to live prevents a whole lot of actions being taken that are appropriate and necessary.