I am running a lot on climate change because the more research I read the more alarming the situation appears, and the fact that we seem poised to do nothing about this, given the bone ignorance, uninterest, and corruption of Trump and his merry band of trolls means that only citizen effort is going to cause anything to be done. If we go to 2020 with nothing being done about climate change humanity will face a very bleak future. It is up to you and me, and what is happening at Standing Rock shows us the way.
The term “snowball effect” is an unfortunate way to describe climate change, but a new study is predicting just that.
Climate scientists warn that by 2050, an astonishing 55 trillion kilograms of carbon could be released into the atmosphere from the soil. To put things in perspective, that’s the emissions equivalent of adding another United States to the planet. And, like a rapidly tumbling snowball, more emissions mean more warming, and more warming means… well, you get it.
Of course, this nightmare scenario hinges on our inability to curb carbon emissions—a fate that’s become significantly more realistic with Donald Trump, a vocal climate change denier and coal aficionado, about to enter the White House. Our failure to meet the goals mandated by the Paris Agreement would result in “about 17…