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As we release more and more stored carbon into the air by burning fossil fuels, we are heading for a 4°C post-Holocene warming this century alone. That’s 2°C higher than the ‘safe’ level determined by scientists. The impacts of this atmospheric carbon are affecting every part of the planet. No single person or community came up with the idea to put the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. The oil-based marketdriven economy is a characteristic of civilisation that arose out of the 23 ADVENTURES IN THE ANTHROPOCENE human love of energy and its promise of power and wealth.

When the water fails, the development of that entire region, which outstrips its neighbours on every measurable scale from literacy to health, will be at the mercy of the government for grid provision. The government has just a few years to build enough reservoirs to trap the melting waters and power the country towards twenty-first-century development, before lights go out. It is hard to see how that will happen. Drought conditions are already causing blackouts as the nation’s hydropower struggles with lack of water and poor energy infrastructure.

In as much as they have put off the next ice age, perhaps indefinitely, carbon gases have been to our advantage, but the greenhouse effect of those emissions is impacting every part of our planet from farmlands to deserts to oceans. We are dumping so many different pollutants into our aerial ocean that we are not only changing our climate and weather systems, we are also poisoning ourselves. Air pollution is not new – ancient Rome was notorious for its smoky streets from wood and coal fires, and in 1306, King Edward I of England actually banned coal burning on penalty of death.

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