We need a turning point Class struggle

We need a turning point  Class struggle

We are heading towards dangerous turning points in the world’s climate. But society can also reach a positive turning point.

A brighter picture: If we don’t reach the 1.5 degree target, the world won’t end — but the longer we can keep global temperature from rising, the better, says the author. Here from an anti-fossil fuel rally in New York. Photograph: Leonardo Munoz, AFP/NTB

Most people will have registered that the climate summit will be held in Dubai. In advance, Cicero researchers published a time log in which they determined that the race was aiming to meet the 1.5 degree target. With today’s carbon dioxide levels and continuing emissions, it would take an extraterrestrial miracle to limit temperature rise to 1.5 degrees. For those who don’t believe in such things, the next goal is to keep the planet below an average temperature rise of 1.5 degrees. Two degrees. This is with middle Which is essential here, because behind the average hides the kind of extreme events we have been reminded of in abundance in recent years, not least in 2023, which is set to be the hottest on record (as far as data is available), by a good margin.

While the Norwegians trembled The world went through an unusually cold period in early December, and many in their cool minds were probably imagining some warming, and data came in that showed November 2023 globally was 1.75 degrees above pre-industrial levels. The year as a whole was 1.46 degrees warmer than the same reference point. The rising ocean temperature has blown away all expectations.

Next year won’t necessarily be warmer, but within seven or eight years we should definitely be above a 1.5 degree increase. This does not mean that “the race is over,” but that the temperature rises every tenth of a degree, making matters noticeably worse. Therefore, 1.8 degrees is much better than two degrees, which in turn is much better than 2.5, let alone three degrees, which is where we are headed.

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Therefore, stronger pressures are needed, and it is no longer sufficient to manipulate current developments or marginal adjustments to fixed interest rates.

Dalila Awolowo

Dalila Awolowo

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