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December 2, 2021

Rush towards survivable society

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Winning the global fight against CO2 emissions slowly is the same as losing. We will be overrun by accumulating and quickening climate and ocean catastrophes.

The ocean is warming at depths of 500 metres. There, methane hydrates stored under pressure are melting at increasing rates. If only a small fraction of the vast reservoir of sea-floor methane escapes into the atmosphere then we are fkd.

We must accelerate the pace of lifestyle change. We must throw out the habitual, legislative, technological, and commercial constraints that tie us to fossil-fuel-based energy and agriculture. We must rush urgently towards a survivable society.

Sapoty Brook, Tyagarah


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