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Issue 3.1

A Ladder

In May of 2015, climate scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration observed that, for the first time in recorded history, the level of sustained global carbon dioxide in the planet’s atmosphere rose above 400 parts per million (ppm), passing the 350-ppm benchmark considered the upper threshold of conditions ideally suited for human civilization as we know it. Since 2015, anthropogenic carbon emissions are on the rise, global populations have grown, and catastrophic weather patterns have become routine. In 2018, global carbon emissions are projected to grow by 2.7%, reaching the highest levels on record…

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