The Year 2028: The New 2012
Now that we’re pretty sure the world won’t be ending in the next month and a half, we have a new Armageddon: 2028. The world isn’t exactly supposed to “end” in 2028, just life as we know it.
Or as environmentalist Bill McKibben puts it, “Game Over for the planet.” In 2028 — unless immediate action is taken on a global level — the global temperature will have risen by two degrees Centigrade. It’s already been established that a temperature increase of two degrees Centigrade will have catastrophic consequences. You already know all this: massive floods, droughts, storms, famine — I don’t need to walk you through it. Google it if necessary.
Needless to say, conservative politicians hate these climate change warnings. The most obvious reason, of course: their pimps in the fossil fuel industry get mad when people talk about climate change or global warming. And when these pimps get mad, their congressional prostitutes start pissing and shitting all over themselves.
Even worse: These climate change warnings are based on that there newfangled math and science.
Here’s how it works: The global temperature will rise by two degrees Centigrade when 565 gigatons of carbon dioxide have been released into the atmosphere. The world’s fossil fuel reserves currently contain 2,795 gigatons of carbon dioxide.
And as the linked article says, “their business model depends on that fuel being sold and burned.”
At the current rate of fossil fuel consumption, it will take sixteen years for the Earth's atmosphere to reach the 565 gigaton milestone.
Bill McKibben’s nationwide tour is called “Do the Math.”
It’s gotta be done. The math isn’t pretty. But remember, if we don’t act now, it’s Game Over.
Aw, heck with all that leftwing Chicken Little nonsense.
Drill Baby Drill. Drill Here Drill Now.