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Thu Dec 24, 2015, 06:11 PM

15. Since 1960 the world's population has gone up 240%

 

In the same time CO2 emissions have risen 380%

Both increases are utterly unsustainable.

To get the world's CO2 emissions back to where they were in 1960 we would need to cut average per-capita emissions by 90%. Which means that the world's industrialized nations would need to cut their per-capita emissions by about 98% to leave any room at all for the developing nations. And the rate of CO2 emissions in 1960 were already damaging the biosphere.

We are so fucked it's neither arguable nor funny any more.

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