Bauhaus Earth: Sustainable Use of Wood in the Construction Sector

Schellnhuber, H.J. ORCID: (2024). Bauhaus Earth: Sustainable Use of Wood in the Construction Sector. In: 3 Degrees More: The Impending Hot Season and How Nature Can Help Us Prevent It. Eds. Wiegandt, K., pp. 147-177 Cham, Switzerland: Springer. ISBN 978-3-031-58143-4 10.1007/978-3-031-58144-1_8.

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Even if, from spring 2020 onwards, the Corona pandemic has driven man-made global warming from the headlines, all indications show that our civilization has maneuvered itself into a global predicament through unchecked fossil fuel consumption. Many imponderables notwithstanding, science today firmly concludes that the global environment begins to feel ill at 1.5 degrees of “Earth fever” and that the natural foundations of human life are threatened if this fever exceeds the 2-degree mark for an extended period. No one likes to imagine a world 4 or 5 °C warmer than today, even though quite realistic scenarios present global society as staggering toward this very world. There is even a non-negligible danger that anthropogenic climate change could develop its own fatal dynamic through powerful feedback loops (such as the self-reinforcing unlocking of carbon reservoirs in the Arctic and the tropics).

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