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Exploring the intersection of art and climate change:
LIVE IN LA: Telling the Climate Story with Adam McKay and Omar El Akkad
 
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All bad news....

The rising seas global warming has already locked in



 
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Digging into the details of one of the above articles (bolding is mine):

Three-quarters of Paris Agreement pledges judged insufficient

The U.S. agreed to cut its emissions by almost a quarter of 2005 levels by 2025, but Trump has spent the past three years rolling back environmental limits. State and local efforts are trying to fill the gap, the Ecological Fund said, but those efforts focus mostly on electricity generation and auto emissions and are failing to hit the mark.

China, the world's largest emitter, is expected to meet its pledge of "reducing its carbon intensity" by 60-65 percent from 2005 levels by 2030 – a measure that looks at the amount of CO2 emissions per unit of gross domestic product. However, China's overall CO2 emissions increased by 80 percent between 2005 and 2018 and are expected to continue rising for the next decade, the report's authors concluded.

India, likewise, has vowed to cut its "emissions intensity" by 30 percent to 35 percent by 2030 – a promise it, too, is likely to keep. But like China, India's economy continues to expand, meaning its total emissions are likely to grow through 2030 due to economic growth.
 
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Another tipping point passed:

 
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The ripple effects of climate change can show up in the most granular places. Earlier this year we had the gutters on our house replaced, in part because we hoped it would stop a leak in our roof*. The guy who replaced them recommended a slightly wider gauge to better handle the flow of water. His company now recommends this wider gauge because rainfall extremes have increased over the past decade. What used to be a standard gutter is no longer adequate. No climate denier there, he sees it with his own eyes.



* It did not. We have spent THOUSANDS of dollars for a wide variety of repairs, including replacing the entire brick facing of an exterior wall, in an attempt to fix a ceiling leak that is still eluding repair. But that's a story for another thread.
 

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This Perfect Shitstorm Crystallizes the Climate Crisis We Face
A destabilized climate will create space for fascists like Bolsonaro to flourish. And it could open the door to a growing flavor of fascism dubbed ecofascism, a draconian set of beliefs aimed at protecting increasingly limited resources for a select few. The beliefs have already led to violent extremism in the U.S. and are becoming organizing principles for the growing crescendo of far-right parties in Europe.

The climate crisis will also continue to widen the chasm between rich and poor. Increasingly frequent and intense weather disasters will knock the poor down harder and rising temperatures will continue to take a toll on the economic wellbeing, health, and crop productivity in the Global South. Sea level rise will consume entire small island nations, creating a wave of climate refugees.
 

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That is no first for Venice.
More a feature, that takes place on a more or less regular basis almost every year. Sometimes even a few times a year.
Last time I was in Venice, more then 30 years ago, we had to walk on planks because the St Marco Square in the city center was flooded. Spring-tides makes it happen and stormy weather fronts coming from the east as well.
Plus Venice is slowly sinking.
 
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Venice is literally build on top of sand. Below the sand there is a sweet water bubble, which long time was being used as water source for the citizens. So when you are sitting on top of a sand bank and below is a sweet water bubble which you are draining slowly your foundation will sink. So this was stopped in the 20th century somewhere.

The other thing is plate tectonics, which is the most recent explanation for the sinking of 2-4 mm per year.
 
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That is no first for Venice.
More a feature, that takes place on a more or less regular basis almost every year. Sometimes even a few times a year.
Last time I was in Venice, more then 30 years ago, we had to walk on planks because the St Marco Square in the city center was flooded. Spring-tides makes it happen and stormy weather fronts coming from the east as well.
Plus Venice is slowly sinking.
I don't think it's "Venice experiences floods" that's the news story so much as "Venice experiences exceptionally severe floods":


As tourists posed for selfies at St Mark’s Square on Wednesday evening, shop owners mopped the floors of their premises and cleared debris while assessing the cost of the damage caused by record high tides.

“An apocalypse happened,” said Antonella Rossi, who owns a handmade jewellery shop under the portico that surrounds the square.

“We haven’t seen anything like this in 55 years. The water has destroyed everything, and I will have to redo so much – work that took a lifetime was wrecked in seconds.”

After the worst floods since the 1960s, St Mark’s Square was submerged by more than one metre of water on Wednesday and the adjacent St Mark’s Basilica flooded for the sixth time in 1,200 years – but the fourth in the last two decades.