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Is Capitalism Killing Us?

What can you do with anthropology?

Climate change is irreversible according to the new fifth Assessment Report on the state of scientific knowledge about climate change. The report showed that the largest greenhouse gas emission levels increased more rapidly towards the end of the 1970-2010 period. Approximately half of the Carbon Dioxide emissions in the period of 1750-2010 occurred within the last 40 years. Most emissions are a result of the production of Carbon Dioxide from fossil fuel combustion and industrial production.

Due to the greenhouse gas emissions, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted that 2014 will be the hottest year to date. Currently, we are at approximately 2 degree Celsius. However, if predictions hold true, by 2100 greenhouse gas emissions will increase somewhere between 3.7 degrees Celsius and 4.8 degrees Celsius. This will cause massive crop failures and starvation, rising seas and coastal and island flooding. However, the point of no return is much…

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