Cancun is already under water!

• • • Sea level rise will be up to several meters over this century, following latest studies.1 Global warming is already 0.8°C above pre-industrial level. When the Greenland Ice Sheet melts completely, sea level rises 6-8 meters over 300 years. Scientific opinion is split over whether it is already “tipped over” today, i.e. complete disintegration is inevitable, or not yet. Current “radical” climate change targets are limiting warming to 1.5°C - about double the current warming 2 Further “tipping points” like the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, permafrost soils, methane clathrates on the ocean floor and dieback of the Amazon Rainforest will heat up the climate even more, if triggered. Doubling the current warming – or even more – will surely drown Cancun. It is not too late to act. We need to: • • • Leave fossil fuels in the ground. Replace all fossils with renewable energy. Make a zero fossil emissions plan for our city, region, country3 – and personally for our own lives. Let's end the fossil age!
April 20th is the Day the “Deepwater Horizon” exploded in the Gulf of Mexico and has become the Global Day of Action to End Extraction. 1 IPCC AR4 says 0.2-0.6m up to 2100, but explicitly excludes rapid dynamic change in glacier melt-down – the bigger “player” in sea level rise. 2 Industrialized countries say 2°C is their target – almost tripling current warming. In any case, current pledges to “reduce emissions” globally actually increase them in sum and amount to 3° to 4°C warming. 3 Plans for countries such as Australia, UK, Costa Rica and Ethiopia and cities such as Oakland and Munich (among others) already exist.

Cancun is already under water!
• • • Sea level rise will be up to several meters over this century, following latest studies.1 Global warming is already 0.8°C above pre-industrial level. When the Greenland Ice Sheet melts completely, sea level rises 6-8 meters over 300 years. Scientific opinion is split over whether it is already “tipped over” today, i.e. complete disintegration is inevitable, or not yet. Current “radical” climate change targets are limiting warming to 1.5°C - about double the current warming 2 Further “tipping points” like the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, permafrost soils, methane clathrates on the ocean floor and dieback of the Amazon Rainforest will heat up the climate even more, if triggered. Doubling the current warming – or even more – will surely drown Cancun. It is not too late to act. We need to: • • • Leave fossil fuels in the ground. Replace all fossils with renewable energy. Make a zero fossil emissions plan for our city, region, country3 – and personally for our own lives. Let's end the fossil age!
April 20th is the Day the “Deepwater Horizon” exploded in the Gulf of Mexico and has become the Global Day of Action to End Extraction. 1 IPCC AR4 says 0.2-0.6m up to 2100, but explicitly excludes rapid dynamic change in glacier melt-down – the bigger “player” in sea level rise. 2 Industrialized countries say 2°C is their target – almost tripling current warming. In any case, current pledges to “reduce emissions” globally actually increase them in sum and amount to 3° to 4°C warming. 3 Plans for countries such as Australia, UK, Costa Rica and Ethiopia and cities such as Oakland and Munich (among others) already exist.

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