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The richest 1% of humans will produce 86x more carbon emissions by 2030 than the poorest 50%. Capitalism will not solve the climate crisis. Capitalism IS the climate crisis. Glen Greenwald
What happens what a frozen world locked away for millennia starts to thaw? In 2014, a helicopter flying over Siberia discovers something mysterious: a crater more than 80 feet wide and deeper than a 15-storey building. Sinkholes are nothing new but this is no ordinary sinkhole. More Siberian craters have since been discovered. There’s even evidence they may be appearing in Alaska. And they show no sign of stopping. Nova: Arctic Sinkholes, PBS 2022
Are the craters warning shots for our climate future? ibid.
Across the world gaping sinkholes have appeared due to water or erosion weakening the ground beneath, swallowing cars whole. ibid.
‘So this is a huge bomb. Methane bomb.’ ibid. expert
But the Arctic is warming faster. It’s currently heating up around twice as fast. ibid.
In some regions, the permafrost has started to thaw. ibid.
Cop 26, the international climate summit, billed as ‘the last chance to save the planet’, finally got down to business. Hosted by the country Boris Johnson has declared ‘the global leader in the fight against climate change’. Dispatches: How Green is the Government? Channel 4 2021
Why as chaos reigns in the gas market is the government failing to prioritise new sources of renewable green power? ibid.
‘The potential for geothermal in the UK is absolutely huge’. ibid.