Bill McKibben is at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem on Tuesday. His 1989 book “End of Nature” is considered the first to describe global warming to the public.
The Winston-Salem Journal reports that McKibben’s talk will focus on what he calls the most important number in the world.
The number 350 represents the parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere that many scientists consider safe for humans. The amount of carbon now in the atmosphere is close to 390 parts per million and has been above the target since soon after McKibben’s book came out a generation ago.
At 0.0004 mole fraction, most people will keel over and die. At 0.00045, aliens who have been buried for 100 years will come up through the pavement. At 0.0005 ….. this ….
Just look at the size of that storm … must be all that CO2 on Jupiter!
LOL….it’s a shame that there really are people that just have to believe in doom and gloom….
…but then, the news media works that, and those headlines do catch all of our attention
I leaning heavy towards John Kasich right now………………..