The most important number for humanity is ZERO-0
“…man today is
in flight from thinking.”
(Martin Heidegger, Discourse on Thinking)
The most important number in climate change science and policy is zero-0 meaning zero carbon emissions.
It should both shock you and anger you to know that the climate change science for years has been absolutely definite on the fact that the only global carbon emissions target to stop global warming - is zero.
It is scientifically impossible for any emissions target other than virtual zero to stop global warming, climate disruption and ocean acidification increasing.
ZeroCarbon.org clearly and concisely explains how the basic climate science and the latest research on global climate change (and ocean acidification) demonstrate that total planetary catastrophe is inevitable without a planetary zero carbon emergency response.
All states, governments, parties and NGOs not pushing for a zero carbon global emergency response (if they know it or not) are supporting the international climate suicide pact and have written off the future of planet Earth.
The general and practically universal response to our polluting greenhouse emitting globalizing world economy is either denial or compromise. For the future of humanity there is no compromising on the basic climate science – of zero carbon – on a global emergency basis.
The climate system science is definite. To stop the global temperature and the ocean acidification rising the present catastrophically dangerous atmospheric CO2 concentrations must come down wello below 350 ppm CO2 equivalent. Actually it has to be below 300 ppm C02e (preindustrial levels) to reverse ocean acidification and to refreeze the Arctic summer ice.
What you need to know is this: That a decline to 350 ppm (parts per million) cannot even begin to happen until no more carbon pollution is added to the atmosphere.
350 means very little without 0 carbon to get to 350.