Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math

by Travis Gertz

Bill McKibben with a biting piece for Rolling Stone.

“Think of two degrees Celsius as the legal drinking limit – equivalent to the 0.08 blood-alcohol level below which you might get away with driving home. The 565 gigatons is how many drinks you could have and still stay below that limit – the six beers, say, you might consume in an evening. And the 2,795 gigatons? That’s the three 12-packs the fossil-fuel industry has on the table, already opened and ready to pour.”

This grim well-researched story is a must-read with an enticing call to action.


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