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When Countercurrents.org started 15 years ago CO2 level in the atmosphere was 372 ppm. In the last 15 years it increased only at the rate of less than 2 ppm/year. This year we are seeing a jump of 3.5 ppm over the past year. United Nations climate change secretariat tweeted “January Mauna Loa record shows atmospheric CO2 concentration accelerating, now at 406 ppm and +3.5 ppm over last year”

No, we don’t have an El Nino effect as an excuse this year. Have we crossed the threshold? Tipping point? Point of no return?

By the way, US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Nareandra Modi says global warming is a hoax. Should we believe in science or should we believe in politicians?

Isn’t it time that a movement to protect planet earth grew from below that demands accountabilitiy from our politicians?

6 Comments

  1. K SHESHU BABU says:

    …. All these years, countercurrents has been fighting global warming with its articles publication cautioning people. Now, may be it has to increase its proactive role in physically mobilising vast sections of masses throughout the country, if possible, throughout the world against the rulers policies and their anti-people pro- corporate programmes ..
    Commendable work till now, countercurrents ! But miles to go …

  2. editors , you should capitalize the word Earth in this article and in future articles. rsvp.

    • If they are talking about planet “Earth” the human construct, agreed. If they are talking about earth – the soil, water, air biomes that supports humans as part of many other life forms, not necessary.

  3. Crucial checkpoints have passed. Massive alterations to the systems that enable complex life on this planet have occurred… and they threaten annihilation. Human extinction. The mass extinction of ALL complex life forms on Earth beyond bacteria and perhaps jellyfish. It may be too late to veer from this trajectory. The only way we will know for sure is to try. The other way guarantees death. It’s all or nothing now. Might as well try.

  4. Other’s ideological leanings are hard to ignore and one’s hard to decipher. One of the aims of Counter Currents is to break the pattern of echo-chambers where you keep reinforcing each other’s views. The problem is that it has effectively become the monster that it is fighting. Case in point: “… and Indian Prime Minister Nareandra Modi say global warming is a hoax”. Request the author to show one instance that supports this. Infact, I put a bigger challenge. Point out any other leader, except Obama, who has publicly pointed to Climate-change’s danger more and taken more policy actions towards this.