The wealthiest 1% of the world’s population were responsible for the emission of more than twice as much carbon dioxide as the poorer half of the world from 1990 to 2015, according to new research.
Carbon dioxide emissions rose by 60% over the 25-year period, but the increase in emissions from the richest 1% was three times greater than the increase in emissions from the poorest half.
The report, compiled by Oxfam and the Stockholm Environment Institute, warned that rampant overconsumption and the rich world’s addiction to high-carbon transport are exhausting the world’s “carbon budget”.
“With the [coronavirus] crisis also hastening a global shift to cleaner energy, fossil fuels will likely be cheaper than expected in the coming decades, while emitting the carbon they contain will get more expensive. These two simple assumptions mean that tapping some fields no longer makes economic sense. BP Plc said on Aug. 4 that it would no longer do any exploration in new countries.”
Today, on the radio morning news, I heard that
Justin Trudeau congratulated Biden on rejoining the Paris Climate Accords (or thanked? I was still half-asleep).
And then he complained about Biden cancelling the XL oil pipeline.
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That’s like saying: I’m glad you’ve decided to build this tower. But you shouldn’t have dug the hole for the foundation.
Lofi Cali Girl - beats to relax/study to during the climate change apocalypse I saw the Lofi Girl meme floating around about all the different countries and thought about making one for California where I live, and well...
The 2 photos are taken by my SO of the sky outside our house. That contrast between inside and outside is crazy! And lastly the comic on her laptop~