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McKibben in Business Insider on climate tipping point

August 12, 2017

Post Carbon Fellow Bill McKibben was quoted in this Business Insider article on a new study saying that the world has only a 5% chance of keeping the planet from warming more than 2 degrees.

From the article:

 

But how bad could it really get? What would the planet look like if we don’t cut emissions and instead keep burning fossil fuels at the rate we are now?

Business Insider recently asked author and environmentalist Bill McKibben that question, and his description of what Earth would look like was sobering.

“If not hell, then a place with a similar temperature,” he said. “We have in the Earth’s geological record some sense of what happens when you run carbon levels up to the levels we’re running them now — it gets a lot hotter.”

 

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