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Benjamin Oakes

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Hi, I'm Ben Oakes and this is my geek blog. Currently, I'm a Ruby/JavaScript Developer at Liaison. Previously, I was a Developer at Continuity and Hedgeye, a Research Assistant in the Early Social Cognition Lab at Yale University and a student at the University of Iowa. I also organize TechCorridor.io, ICRuby, OpenHack Iowa City, and previously organized NewHaven.rb. I have an amazing wife named Danielle Oakes.

UN report: climate goals rapidly moving out of reach

by Ben

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Getting from a 3°C path down to a 2°C (or less) path would require a course correction in the very near future. Even with the pledged emissions cuts, the “budget” of greenhouse gas we can emit without going above 2°C will be nearly spent by 2030—and the 1.5°C budget will be gone.

Source: UN report: climate goals rapidly moving out of reach