G20 governments, comprising the world’s biggest economies and including developed and developing countries, are responsible for about 80% of global greenhouse gas emissions, and about 85% of GDP.
Since 1988, when human-induced climate change was officially recognized by the establishment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
1. The response
1.1. Potential social formations
The book Climate Leviathan gives a nice exposition of four types of climate crisis response, if you class them on the axes of capitalist vs non-capitalist and pro- or anti- planetary sovereignty. (I don't fully grasp the idea of planetary sovereignty just yet).
The most comprehensive analysis of the path to net zero was published by the Climate Change Committee (CCC), the UK government’s statutory adviser, which has repeatedly said the costs of action are small and diminishing, at less than 1% of GDP by 2050, while the costs of inaction are large and rising.
Dr Ajay Gambhir, a senior research fellow at the Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment, said that as innovation accelerated, even the CCC’s costings were probably an overestimate and did not take account of the many co-benefits of climate action, including cleaner air and water, more biodiversity, millions of well-paid green jobs and lower energy bills.
2.1. In my garden
Notes that link to this note (AKA backlinks).
- Animal Agriculture Is the New Crude Oil
- Digital Ecosocialism: Breaking the power of Big Tech
- A leverage points analysis of a qualitative system dynamics model for climate change adaptation in agriculture
- CLIMATE, CAPITAL, AND THE STATE: An interview with Geoff Mann
- Ray Ison and Ed Straw, "The Hidden Power of Systems Thinking: Governance in a Climate Emergency"
- Climate Assembly UK
- Cloud Atlas
- Human activity is unequivocally the cause of rapid changes to the climate
- IPCC Sixth Assessment Report
- Towards a Liberatory Technology
- climate science
- Grassroots Organising 101 w/ Sasha Josette and Olly Armstrong
- 2022 Week 15 Summary
- How Could we Study Climate-Related Social Innovation? Applying Deleuzean Philosophy to the Transition Towns
- What if it's a big hoax and we create a better world for nothing?
- Incredibly, current climate pledges could keep heating below 2C – but our work isn’t over
- The climate crisis is global, but councils can offer local solutions
- The Week in Green Software: Disintegration vs Integration
- Environment & nature
- Climate Change as Class War with Matthew T. Huber
- Review: Hello World - How to Be Human in the Age of the Machine
- planetary boundaries
- Introduction to Complexity
- COUNTDOWN TO THE CLIMATE SUMMIT #1: How did we get here?
- The insect crisis: where did all the bugs go?
- The Ministry for the Future: Climate Change, Sci Fi, and our Near Future
- Direct air capture
- Transition town
- Don't Look Up