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... show potential to replace other batteries with a greener option.

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I came across this quiz:

The planet is already nearly 1°C warmer since the Industrial Revolution. How close is that to the point where we’ll face extreme, increasingly catastrophic damage due to climate change?

2/3 of the way there
Halfway there
1/3 of the way there


Notice there's not an option for "already there" or "we passed Totally Fucked City six exits back" ...? The framing itself creates the impression that climate change is still "ahead" of us, not something we're living now. Except for those pesky things like bigger hurricanes, worse heatwaves, longer fire seasons, melting glaciers, population collapses in insects and birds, &c&c.

Does this look like "extreme, increasingly catastrophic damage to you?

https://static01.nyt.com/images/2019/09/04/world/americas/bahamas-damage-hurricane-dorian-1567618513584/bahamas-damage-hurricane-dorian-1567618513584-videoSixteenByNineJumbo1600-v4.jpg

https://www.motherjones.com/wp-content/uploads/Infographic-Western-Wildfires-and-Climate-Change-Panel-1-Full-Size-1.jpg

https://www.climate.gov/sites/default/files/NCA2018_HeatWave_091418_620_alt01.png

http://image.slidesharecdn.com/climatechangepowerpoint-100524131718-phpapp02/95/climate-change-powerpoint-15-728.jpg?cb=1274707125

https://www.campaigncc.org/sites/data/files/images/climate_heatwave_slide.jpg

It does to me.

We shoulda took that left turn at Albuquerque.

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