Tages-Anzeiger Schaad comics Klima-Report Bremsen
It is no easy reading, the 4th IPCC Climate Report. And not pleasing, either. In short, the temperature will increase, nature catastrophes will be more disasterous, and it is our fault. The report doesn’t accuse, it just states facts. It doesn’t advise, it just shows what impact different scenarios might have. But the results are colourfully clear:

IPCC temperature forecast

It’s not globalization and economy grow as today where everyone just cares for himself (A1B), it’s not a re-regionalization where everyone just cares for himself (A2), that will keep the Earth cool, but a world “with global solutions to economic, social and environmental sustainability, including improved equity”.

Attached a few graphs I saw the same day:

  • the IPCC forecast temperature increase for the above scenarios – check out your location…
  • an NZZaS chart comparing car sales in the EU and the USA – >85% of cars in EU are small-middle, but only 30% in the US
  • and of course the Schaad comix in Tages-Anzeiger above, “Brake”…

But the sentence that really stuck is this:
“Both past and future anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions will continue to contribute to warming and sea level rise for more than a millennium, due to the timescales required for removal of this gas from the atmosphere.”

How many of the political leaders who read the report will think “I’m no longer here by 2099, so what?”

    NZZaS Autoverkaeufe.jpg

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