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Planet at Risk of Heading Towards Apocalyptic, Irreversible 'Hothouse Earth' State

We only have 10-20 years to fix this.

This summer people have been suffering and dying because of heat waves and wildfires in many parts of the world. The past three years were the warmest ever recorded, and 2018 is likely to follow suit. What we do in the next 10-20 years will determine whether our planet remains hospitable to human life or slides down an irreversible path to what scientists in a major new study call “Hothouse Earth” conditions.

Hothouse Earth is an apocalyptic nightmare where the global average temperatures is 4 to 5 degrees Celsius higher (with regions like the Arctic averaging 10 degrees C higher) than today, according to the study, “Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene,” published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Sea levels would eventually be 10-60 meters higher as much of the world’s ice melts. In these conditions, large parts of the Earth would be uninhabitable.

Cutting carbon emissions to limit climate change to 2 degrees C, as proposed in the Paris climate agreement, won’t be enough to avoid a “Hothouse Earth,” said co-author Johan Rockström, executive director of Stockholm Resilience Centre. The reality is that global temperatures aren’t driven by human emissions of carbon alone, says Rockström—natural systems such as forests and oceans also play a major role.

If global warming reaches 2 degrees C it could trigger a feedback, or “tipping element,” in one or more of our natural systems and drive further warming, Rockström told Motherboard. To put that into perspective, the recent heat waves and wildfires are being linked to climate change that has raised the global average temperature 1 degree C.

Much more (Includes video): https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/8xbdnk/planet-at-risk-of-heading-towards-hothouse-earth?utm_campaign=sharebutton&utm_source=reddit.com

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Aug 8, 2018, 02:02 AM (5 replies)

Seth Meyers: Guest Lester Holt on Trump Calling Journalists the Enemy of the People

Lester Holt talks about the viral moment in his interview with President Trump and comments on Trump's attacks on the press.

Lester Holt Wants to Form a Wedding Band

Lester Holt talks about the early days of his career, the pressure of working in broadcast news and his dream of starting a wedding band.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Aug 7, 2018, 11:04 PM (0 replies)

Seth Meyers - Trump Attacks LeBron James, Amish Uber - Monologue - 8/6/18

A Message to Two Women I Saw at the Zoo

Late Night writer Jenny Hagel tells Seth a story about her recent visit to the zoo, where two women pretended to be lesbians to try and get an $8 discount on admission.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Aug 7, 2018, 11:00 PM (0 replies)

The Daily Show: Gates & Manafort: A White Collar Bonnie & Clyde

Paul Manafort's right-hand man Rick Gates points the finger at his former associate as the Manafort trial heats up.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Aug 7, 2018, 10:55 PM (1 replies)

Stephen Colbert: Guest Chris Hayes Unpacks Rick Gates' Testimony

'All In' host Chris Hayes thinks Rick Gates' testimony may have a lasting effect in the overall Russia investigation, especially if and when the President overreacts.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Aug 7, 2018, 03:16 AM (6 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 8/6/18

What? The Trump Tower Meeting Wasn't About Adoptions?

In one of his 48 weekend tweets, Donald Trump admitted before doth protesting too much that he 'didn't know about it!'

Stephen Gives A Presidential Makeup Tutorial

Learn how to get that shiny, shimmering, nuclear glow in the latest makeup tutorial from YouTube sensation Stephen On The Floor.

Colbert Meets A Religious Liberty Task Force Special Agent

Stephen welcomes one of Jeff Sessions' Religious Liberty Task Force special agents (Rob Corddry) to explain the purpose of the new agency.

Exclusive Trailer: Steven Seagal's Special Envoy

Coming this summer, Steven Seagal is... Special Envoy. (Rated R)

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Aug 7, 2018, 03:06 AM (4 replies)

Seth Meyers - Trump Confesses on Twitter; Rick Gates Testifies Against Manafort: A Closer Look

Seth takes a closer look at Trump admitting that his campaign tried to collude with Russia and the major developments in the trial of Trump’s ex-campaign chairman, Paul Manafort.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Aug 6, 2018, 10:20 PM (3 replies)

The Daily Show: Trump Slams LeBron James on Twitter & Crashes a Rally in Ohio

Trump calls LeBron James – who just opened a school for underprivileged children that also provides an educational, career and emotional support system for parents – dumb.

Apple Wins Capitalism & Parents Enlist “Fortnite” Coaches

Apple gets a $1 trillion valuation, Pope Francis declares his opposition to the death penalty, and parents are apparently hiring “Fortnite” coaches for their kids.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Aug 6, 2018, 10:17 PM (0 replies)

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) - Prosecutors

John Oliver explains how prosecutors use, or in some cases misuse, their power within our criminal justice system and why it’s important to know whether or not your district attorney is a dog.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Aug 6, 2018, 01:34 AM (0 replies)

The Daily Show: Guest Michael McFaul- "From Cold War to Hot Peace" & Trump's Relationship with Putin

Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul describes what it’s like to be on Vladimir Putin’s bad side and explains why Donald Trump shouldn’t take Putin at his word.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sun Aug 5, 2018, 10:42 PM (0 replies)
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