on climate change
September 16, 2019 3:11 PM   Subscribe

I get paid to park commuter bicycles at a really big bicycle valet parking lot. We each have to make a video about climate change for Twitter. My video will be entirely text. What useful and memorable snippets should I include?
posted by aniola to Grab Bag (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Do you mean about the connection between biking and reducing emissions? Or just about climate change in general?
posted by pinochiette at 3:25 PM on September 16, 2019


Facts about climate change. It would make sense to me if they're related to biking, but if you've got a good fact about climate change that isn't related to biking, that's ok too.
posted by aniola at 3:36 PM on September 16, 2019


According to the EPA transportation contributes the largest share of US greenhouse gas emissions.
posted by Botanizer at 3:53 PM on September 16, 2019


-This May, atmospheric CO2 levels passed 415 parts per million for the first time in human history
-July was the hottest month on record for the planet
-Some examples of extreme weather linked to climate change and other signals, like Sweden losing its highest peak because it melted:
climatesignals.org/headlines
-Examples of the impacts of warming at 1.5 degrees, 2 degrees, etc:
interactive.carbonbrief.org/impacts-climate-change-one-point-five-degrees-two-degrees/
-More than 386,000 homes in the U.S., worth more than $2 billion, are at risk from sea level rise/flooding:
thestreet.com/personal-finance/real-estate/us-cities-most-in-danger-of-rising-seas-14839105
-climate change may create 1.5 billion migrants by 2050:
vice.com/en_us/article/59n9qa/climate-change-will-create-15-billion-migrants-by-2050-and-we-have-no-idea-where-theyll-go

I could go on and on. But here's a fact on biking: one study estimated that widespread adoption of cycling could reduce emissions 11% by 2050 (this seems high to me, but maybe it's true):
climatechange.ucdavis.edu/what-can-i-do/want-to-save-tons-of-greenhouse-gases-bike-it/
posted by pinochiette at 6:46 PM on September 16, 2019


What a job! Sorry, nothing else to contribute.
posted by look busy at 10:23 AM on September 18, 2019


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