Random learnings and ideas on the climate change theme pt 1.

There is a mental illness called Solastalgia – a form of psychic or existential distress caused by environmental change, such as mining or climate change.

Livestock are responsible for 20% of GHGs.
Some people are arguing for focussing on GHGs, like methane, that are relatively short lived in the atmosphere in the hope of getting some quick gains.

Household fuels/ non-renewable bio-mass stoves, are responsible for 1.6 million premature deaths every year and solid fuel cooking in India is responsible for 53% of outdoor air pollution.

Wouldn’t it be better to use rising GDP as a sign of how poorly we’re doing?

Access to contraception could mean 1.2 billion fewer people by 2100.
“There is no sustainable planet that has 8 million children dying every year.”

Despite the media – 2009/2010 was the warmest winter on record.


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