Q. What's the
Keystone XL Pipeline got to do with math?
A. See McKibben's
(2012) "Global Warming's Terrifying New
Emeritus Professor of Physics, Indiana University
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McKibben, B. 2012.
"Global Warming's Terrifying New Math: Three simple numbers that add
up to global catastrophe - and that make clear who the real enemy is,"
Rolling Stone, 19 July; online at <http://rol.st/12umI3l>.
McKibben wrote: "When we think about global warming at all, the
arguments tend to be ideological, theological and economic. But to
grasp the seriousness of our predicament, YOU JUST NEED TO DO A LITTLE
MATH. . . . .[[My CAPS]]. . . . For the past year, an easy and
powerful bit of arithmetical analysis first published by financial
analysts in the U.K. has been making the rounds of environmental
conferences and journals, but it hasn't yet broken through to the
larger public. This analysis upends most of the conventional political
thinking about climate change. And it allows us to understand our
precarious - our almost-but-not-quite-finally hopeless - position with
three simple numbers: . . . . .2° Celsius, 565 Gigatons, and 2,795