So you thought CO2 was a problem? Well, there’s another factor causing accelerated melting of snowfields and glaciers: black carbon, produced by burning wood and certain kinds of fuel.
The Guardian quotes Dorthe Jensen, of the Niels Bohr Institute in Denmark:
In the last five years we have seen many ice streams double in speed. Their floating snouts have moved back 30km. We never imagined the ice discharge would change so much.
Caroline Lucas of the UK Green Party tells us that:
We’ve got to get better at painting a positive vision of a post-carbon world. This is not about sitting around a candle in a cave.
Anyone got any ideas on how to stay warm in Cape Town in winter without burning wood, or using electricity, or being wealthy enough to afford a heat pump installation?!