„The UN goal is to stay to 6-9 meters sea level rise.” — Steven Chu, Nobel Laureate in Physics.

That would dislocate 10% of the world's population and drown countries like the Netherlands.

Selected the best moments for you from this interesting panel discussion.👇

[THREAD 1/8]
Steven Chu (@energybroseph), Nobel Price Laureate for Physics and Julian Dowdeswell discuss tipping points and the limitations of the IPCC reports as they didn’t include thresholds like the permafrost thawe.

How worried are you?
Steven Chu: "I am scared to death."

[THREAD 2/8]
"The entire emissions of the world have to go negative. We must not only stop producing CO2 and all the other greenhouse gases, we actually have to be sucking them from the atmosphere…in order to get to 2°C." — Steven Chu (@energybroseph), Nobel Price for Physics

[THREAD 3/8]
Johan Rockström (@jrockstrom), Head of @PIK_Climate and Steven Chu, Nobel Price Laureate for Physics, discuss the limitations of conventional macroeconomics and why we need a price on carbon.

What countries submitted as NDCs to #ParisAgreement is business as usual.

[THREAD 4/8]
Johan Rockström @jrockstrom, Head of @PIK_Climate and Lisen Schultze @resiliencer, director from @sthlmresilience with a great plea for getting active and becoming climate activists.

"Expand your identity from being a consumer to being a citizen and activist."

[THREAD 5/8]
How important is population control for tackling #ClimateChange?

Steven Chu (@energybroseph), Nobel Prize for Physics and Johan Rockström (@jrockstrom) from @PIK_Climate think it’s essential and we have to think of economic models which are not dependent on growth.

[THREAD 6/8]
Steven Chu (@energybroseph), Nobel Prize Laureate of Physics thinks that it is necessary for scientists to shift their research focus more towards preventing a #ClimateCatastrophe. That is what he has been doing as well.

He is not the only scientist demanding this.

[THREAD 7/8]
Steven Chu: "I won’t be around when stuff hits the fan but we are not leaving our children a better world. That’s very serious. That’s why we have to work very hard."

To all of you who still want to see the whole discussion can find it here:

[THREAD 8/8]
I would like to add an appendix following right after Thread 6 on population control. And also in answer to @BirthStrike who asked for an edit.

Chu: "Developed countries are now encouraging their 'native population' to have higher fertility. We need a different model than that."
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