The figures in a new UN report show that limiting global warming to 2 °C is now nigh on impossible (read more at www.newscientist.com)
GR: All the reports and speculations indicate that global warming of 2 degrees C is inevitable. An analysis of our fossil-fuel using infrastructure (https://garryrogers.com/2015/11/01/we-must-stop-building-new-carbon-infrastructure-by-2018) indicates that we must stop building houses, cars, and machines in three years (yes, three years) or the investments we’ve made will pull on us past two degrees. Moreover, as I think about the effectiveness of all those voluntary national pledges there is a sinking feeling that 3 degrees C (not 2 degrees) is the lowest we might see. If our climate scientists are right, the thousand-year storms are lining up now, and will not stop even when our carbon infrastructure is blown or washed out to sea.