Bill McKibben’s article in Rolling Stone this August, “Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math” explains the three numbers that matter most and their repercussions.
The short version is on the 350.org website with tools for sharing it and a call to action:
“It’s simple math: we can burn 565 more gigatons of carbon and stay below 2°C of warming — anything more than that risks catastrophe for life on earth. The only problem? Fossil fuel corporations now have 2,795 gigatons in their reserves, five times the safe amount. And they’re planning to burn it all — unless we rise up to stop them.”
As McKibben says, “Meanwhile the tide of numbers continues.”
The tour is underway. To find out more, visit 350.org.