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Does the Pandemic have a Silver Lining?

Submitted by Arthur Dahl on 19. March 2020 - 13:31

Does the Pandemic have a Silver Lining?

Arthur Lyon Dahl


Should we thank God for the Pandemic? It may seem weird to be thankful for a catastrophe. Human suffering is never something to be sought or revelled in. But the pandemic now sweeping the world, with its ultimate outcome still uncertain, may be a blessing in disguise or a cloud with a silver lining. Let me explain.

How can we keep global warming to 1.5°C?

Submitted by Arthur Dahl on 24. December 2018 - 20:59

How can we keep global warming to 1.5°C?

In a recent special report in New Scientist, Graham Lawton has sketched out what we must do to limit global warming to 1.5°C, the agreed threshold for a chance of avoiding irreversible and dangerous climate change. Quoting a lead author of the latest IPCC report on 1.5°C: " We have to do everything, and we have to do it immediately." This is not impossible, since we have the necessary technologies, but it will require unprecedented rates of transformation.