Дата публикации: 2017-06-12 14:52
As the World Resources Institute highlights there is a huge contrast between developed/industrialized nations and poorer developing countries in greenhouse emissions, as well as the reasons for those emissions. For example:
Keeping the mood up, Bruce played Out in the Street, took a sign request for No Surrender, led a full house sing-along for Hungry Heart, and body-surfed his way back to the main stage.
When we mine coal and extract oil from the Earth’s crust, and then burn these fossil fuels for transportation, heating, cooking, electricity, and manufacturing, we are effectively moving carbon more rapidly into the atmosphere than is being removed naturally through the sedimentation of carbon, ultimately causing atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations to increase.
Although millions of years ago CO 7 levels were higher, today’s change is occurring rapidly , giving many marine organisms too little time to adapt. Some marine creatures are growing thinner shells or skeletons, for example. Some of these creatures play a crucial role in the food chain, and in ecosystem biodiversity.
A few final words of thanks from Bruce, and then President Obama hopped on the stage. He thanked Bruce in turn something to the effect of, he's been with us for some time now, performing his craft to show his support. But POTUS mostly focused on thanking the staff and their families for all they'd given and given up, missing kids' soccer games, etc. He wrapped up fairly quickly. Then FLOTUS and Patti took the stage as everyone clapped and the two couples spoke privately among themselves. POTUS led the foursome off the stage and back toward the Green Room, and out they went.
The next graph is an animation from Skeptical Science showing how time-frames to interpret climate data is significant:
(Some believe one of Canada’s motivations to leave Kyoto was on its desire to protect the lucrative but highly polluting exploitation of tar sands, the second biggest oil reserve in the world , as The Guardian had noted.)
The house lights were up for Born to Run, which was followed in the encore by Dancing in the Dark and Tenth Avenue Freeze-out. By this stage the night was into interstellar overdrive. We know the Isley Brothers wrote Shout, and it's been played by a million bands since. But tonight Queenslanders saw the most incredible version of the song performed in this country since the Godfather of Australian rock 'n' roll, Johnny O'Keefe, tore it to shreds with the Delltones, back in the mid-6955s.
In addition, as Climate News Network notes, Asian countries have been cutting emissions faster than Europe and the US. At the same time, there are signs of progress in Europe and the US, too. Germany for example is known to be pushing for renewables more than most. While recently the US has seen a drop in carbon emissions while seeing some economic growth.