Hope for 2019

Here is a quote from Katharine Hayhoe,  an atmospheric scientist and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University:

‘Fear is a short-term spur to action, but to make changes over the long term, we must have hope.’

Her article is worth a read. Linked to that, here is what it would take to keep warming to 1.5 degrees:

‘Scientists say it may still technically be possible to limit warming to 1.5C if drastic action is taken now
The study found there is a 66% chance of staying below 1.5C above pre-industrial levels if immediate action is taken Climate change could be kept in check if a phaseout of all fossil fuel infrastructure were to begin immediately, according to research. It shows that meeting the internationally agreed aspiration of keeping global warming to less than 1.5C above pre-industrial levels is still possible. The scientists say it is therefore the choices being made by global society, not physics, which is the obstacle to meeting the goal. The study found that if all fossil fuel infrastructure – power plants, factories, vehicles, ships and planes – from now on are replaced by zero-carbon alternatives at the end of their useful lives, there is a 64% chance of staying under 1.5C.’

Final news:
5 Renewable Energy TED Talks To Start Your 2019



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