Mega Manhattan Marshall
CLIMATE EMERGENCY INSTITUTE
The Health and Human Rights Approach to Climate Change
We only have a few years to get the well known mitigation solutions on line.
The December 2015 UN Paris Climate Agreement was encouraging,acknowledging (again) the great urgency of dealing with disastrous climate and ocean change or rather disruptions, but there is no commitment to any emergency measures. Paris is a call to action but the agreement continues the delay in international action to implement the UN climate change convention. A legally binding commitment to real measures was blocked by fossil fuel pushing powers.
Center for International Environmental Law statement
A Powerful Signal but a Weak Agreement in Paris: Global Movement for Climate Action Must Accelerate
The oceans were only barely mentioned in the Paris Agreement and not considered in the negotiations.
This year global emissions have to be put into a fixed fast decline, and it is still possible.
Data for 2015 (published Mar 2016) has raised the climate-oceans planetary emergency to a new most dire level.
Global surface temperature and atmospheric CO2 for 2015 were record highs with record annual increases.
Atmospheric CO2 is accelerating 2015 through March 2016, even though there was no increase in CO2 emissions for 2014 and 2015.
Ocean acidification and heat content are accelerating.
Obviously there is no allowable carbon budget to burn more fossil fuels in this most perilous situation.Clearly the whole world is on a fast fixed heading for global suicide
March 2016: an immediate international Mega Manhattan Marshall Model venture is now the only adequate response.
Such a project was recommended back in 2006 and has been urged since by David Wasdell, to prevent multiple amplifying feedback runaway climate change.
2006 EU Complexity Workshop
From Workshop recommendations:
The outstanding research priority is to explore the possibility of a “tipping point” in the earth climate system as a whole. We must assess the potential threat of runaway climate change with massive implications for all other dependent systems of the human enterprise. To do so, it is essential to establish the “Manhattan Project” of climate science (with a different name, of course) to focus on this specific issue. This is from David Wasdell's Meridian Programme site.