The steps needed to rapidly decarbonize our economy (the only way to prevent catastrophic climate change) will never be taken in a capitalist system.
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slide 3 https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/01/18/climate/hottest-year-2017.html
slide 4 http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2017/09/27/science.aam5962 - Tropical forests are a net carbon source based on aboveground measurements of gain and loss
slide 5 https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2458/why-a-half-degree-temperature-rise-is-a-big-deal/
slide 6 https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/01/coral-bleaching-reefs-climate-change-el-nino-environment/ http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6371/80 - Spatial and temporal patterns of mass bleaching of corals in the Anthropocene
slide 7 https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/water-crisis-hits-cape-town-south-africa-day-zero-looms-n841881
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slide 9 https://www.nature.com/articles/nclimate3352 - Less than 2 °C warming by 2100 unlikely
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slide 12 http://science.sciencemag.org/content/355/6331/1269.full - A roadmap for rapid decarbonization
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slide 15 https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/30/exxon-mobil-will-triple-production-in-the-permian-basin-by-2025.html
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