Global warming of 1.5°C is imminent, likely in just a decade from now. That’s the stunning conclusion to be drawn from a number of recent studies, surveyed below.Indeed, it was a political fix--or an excuse--to allow time for capitalists to continue to practice their addiction to ever more profits and power at the expense of our Mother Earth who gave birth to us and all living things. Aiding in the addiction is the arrogant delusion derived from the old myth that humans can conquer nature, that humans can control the natural system and continue to extract resources from the planet for their endless benefit.
So how does hitting warming of 1.5°C a decade from now square with the 2015 Paris Agreement’s goal of “holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C”? In two words, it doesn’t.
The Paris text was a political fix in which grand words masked inadequate deeds.
And God blessed them, and God said to them, Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. Genesis 1:26