PHL273H1 Lecture Notes - Gaia Hypothesis, Carbon Price, Deconstruction

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27 Nov 2012
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El nino; warm surface water int he pacific. Ipcc (intergovernmental panel on climate change: they say global warming is very likely anthopogentically(human caused) caused. Ex: agriculture, burning of fossil fuels, factories, driving cars, deforestation: created 1988 by world meterological association and unep, assessment reports came out in 1990;1995 2001 and 2007, 5th assessment report is coming. The avg global temperatures have increased hockey stick. 327th consecutive month in a row to have temperatures exceeds in the 21th century: kyoto: canada originally signed on to reduce emissions by 6%, overall avg emissions to be 94. 8 % relative to 1990 lvls. Existing oil and gas reserves are already an investment. The five biggest oil companies have more than 1$ trillion in profits since the millennium there"s simply too much money to be made an oil and gas and coal to go chasing after zephyrs and sunbeamsmckibben. His solution is to launch a campaign against oil and gas companies.

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