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    [–] Climate change threatens water resources for 1.9 billion people, study reveals | Study found the world’s 78 mountain-based glacier systems, known as “mountain water towers,” are at risk due to climate change, over population and mismanagement of water resources 1920sremastered 1 points ago in worldnews

    This is the most sane reddit comment I have ever seen on the topic.

    Yes, absolutely. These people who will be running for their lives onto our doorstep should be helped, supported, kept alive. We can absolutely do it, with a more regenerative agriculture system and you're right, a lot of well-coordinated government aid; it's just a question of if we do it.

    The more we talk about solutions like this, instead of eco-fascist ideas like militarizing borders or cutting off aid to "lost cause" countries just to support our own greed, the more likely it is that the people who end up in charge of these decisions have been exposed to the humane ideas, not the fascist ones.

    [–] Technically, he murdered himself. 1920sremastered 3 points ago in MurderedByWords

    I'm not even sure where to begin with this one

    [–] Fossil fuel groups 'destroying' climate talks | Each company paid 2 million euros to be COP25 "Platinum" sponsors, affording them prominent branding and trade stalls at the event. "Bankrolling the global climate negotiations is a classic trick from the polluter's playbook." 1920sremastered 44 points ago in worldnews

    I don't think you're looking at this objectively.

    If you just keep pushing

    ... for those replacement jobs? That's what legislature like the Green New Deal is. There's going to be an enormous number of jobs in reworking agriculture to be carbon neutral and rebuilding cities to be viable solely by electric transit, etc. Not to mention the clean energy sector. The GND even includes training for fossil fuel workers to enter new industries.

    [–] Fossil fuel groups 'destroying' climate talks | Each company paid 2 million euros to be COP25 "Platinum" sponsors, affording them prominent branding and trade stalls at the event. "Bankrolling the global climate negotiations is a classic trick from the polluter's playbook." 1920sremastered 64 points ago in worldnews

    Here’s my confession: I don’t care how green you are. I want you in the movement for climate justice.

    I don’t care how long you’ve been engaged in the climate conversation, 10 years or 10 seconds. I don’t care how many statistics you can rattle off. I don’t need you to be all-solar-everything to be an environmentalist. I don’t need you to be vegan-er than thou, or me, for that matter. I don’t care if you are eating a burger right this minute.

    I don’t even care if you work on an oil rig. In some parts of the country, those are the only jobs that pay enough for you to feed your family. And I don’t blame workers for that. I blame their employers. I blame the industry that is choking us all, and the government that is letting them do it.

    All I need you to do is want a livable future. This is your planet, and no one can advocate for it like you can. No one can protect it like you can.

    We have 11 years — not to start but to finish saving the planet.

    I’m not here to absolve you. And I’m not here to abdicate you. I am here to fight with you.

    I work in the environmental movement. I don’t care if you recycle.

    [–] World is heading toward irreversible climate 'tipping point,' researchers say | Scientists say there is growing evidence to suggest that irreversible changes to the Earth's environmental systems are already taking place, and that we are now in a "state of planetary emergency" 1920sremastered 0 points ago in worldnews

    A global tipping point is a threshold when the planet's systems go beyond the point of no return -- such as the loss of the Amazon rainforest, accelerated melting of ice sheets, and thawing of permafrost -- the authors of the commentary say.

    Such a collapse could lead to "hothouse" conditions that would make some areas on Earth uninhabitable.

    "We argue that the intervention time left to prevent tipping could already have shrunk towards zero, whereas the reaction time to achieve net zero emissions is 30 years at best," the authors said.

    For example, the Arctic is warming at least twice as quickly as the global average. Melting Arctic sea ice is driving warming further because less heat is reflected off the planet.

    That regional warming is leading to an increased thawing of Arctic permafrost, soil that stays frozen throughout the year, which is releasing carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere. The warming has triggered large-scale insect disturbances and fires in North American boreal forests "potentially turning some regions from a carbon sink to a carbon source," the team said.

    The researchers said early results from preliminary models suggest the climate is much more sensitive than first thought and that a global tipping point is possible.

    [–] Nearly half of Britons would let Hong Kong people with British passports live in UK, survey finds 1920sremastered 214 points ago in worldnews

    I mean, also, HK was a British colony for over a hundred years, ending when the current batch of college kids were being conceived.

    Historical legacies like that have effects long after they're gone.

    [–] Oil and gas groups were accused Saturday of seeking to influence climate talks in Madrid by paying millions in sponsorship and sending dozens of lobbyists to delay what scientists say is a necessary and rapid cut in fossil fuel use 1920sremastered 84 points ago in worldnews

    Periodic reminder that carbon-fuel companies have already been spending decades and millions lobbying and propagandizing tooth and nail to prevent meaningful action against unsustainable oil and coal consumption, despite knowing fully well, and being among the first to truly realize, the existential danger that forced global warming represents. The ExxonKnew story has been public for awhile and the CoalKnew story just broke last month.

    The CoalKnew story is in the /worldnews link but have a look at this oil research from 1980:

    Source (new tab on desktop but it'll download a pdf on mobiles)

    These are the minutes of a meeting of multiple oil corporation executives, at the end of February 1980, clearly discussing what would amount to genocide against anyone who couldn't afford to escape it. And it lines up almost exactly with current UN predictions. Rapid changes like that would lead to mass migration and famine/drought/crop failure the scale of which the world has never seen before. And they hid this from us and now they're trying to pin the blame and the cleanup cost on labouring families.

    These corporations are enemies of humanity and at this point no option is unjustified in stopping them.