the trillion dollar challenge

Carbon-counting obsessive behaviour crashes to an adrenaline-soaked conclusion in what amounts to a doomsday clock for humanity. With admirably few words, the University of Oxford’s Department of Physics have used a short series of panic-inducing counters to indicate the imminent collapse of the world as we know it with their trillionth tonne counter. As average global temperatures soar and carbon concentrations in the atmosphere rise ever higher, humankind squirms and wriggles with the uncomfortable notion of a dramatic reconfiguration of life on earth. To clearly present the hoary truth and initiate change is the mission of the age. To demonstrate that the changes can be positive, and that we could all be better off than ever before, is the trillion dollar challenge.
(Blog appeared first, in a shortened version, here.)

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