jon Posted October 8, 2018 Share Posted October 8, 2018 As part of the Paris Climate Accord the United Nations panel for climate change released it's findings that are summarized pretty well in the below NYT article. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/07/climate/ipcc-climate-report-2040.html A couple interesting quotes in the comments of that article... Quote "Everything that has been predicted is happening." Quote ______ , all of the like-minded politicians over the world, and their major supporters in business and industry are sacrificing the wellbeing of future generations and perhaps the habitability of the earth itself. There is no question we will have to make some majorly drastic changes in how we operate in this world. As climbers and general outdoors people how do we justify things like long drives into the mountains, long airplane rides to far off places, the occasional helicopter ride? Where do we draw the line, and how do we justify and minimize our impacts? A typical trip for me around Mt Baker will result in me using 6+ gallons of gas, where 1 gallon of combusted gas will product 20 pounds of C02. I'm putting over half my weight in gas into the atmosphere just traveling for one trip! I'm curious at to others thoughts on this and what things can be done to help minimize our impacts even more. We seem to tread lightly once we are there but not so much getting there. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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