We are facing this massive global systems challenge. If that doesn’t make you feel small … if you’re not feeling grief, rage, anxiety, or some mixture of both of those things, you’re probably not paying attention. — Dr. Katharine K. Wilkinson, co-author of 'All We Can Save'
We are facing this massive global systems challenge. If that doesn’t make you feel small … if you’re not feeling grief, rage, anxiety, or some mixture of both of those things, you’re probably not paying attention. — Dr. Katharine K. Wilkinson, co-author of “All We Can Save”
Our Window of Climate Opportunity
The climate crisis has arrived, and it’s going to get worse before it can get better. A major new United Nations scientific report has concluded that countries and corporations have delayed curbing fossil-fuel emissions for so long that we can no longer stop the climate crisis from intensifying over the next 30 years. It’s an assessment both sobering and, potentially, immobilizing.

“We are facing this massive global systems challenge. If that doesn’t make you feel small … if you’re not feeling grief, rage, anxiety, or some mixture of both of those things, you’re probably not paying attention,” said Dr. Katharine K. Wilkinson, co-author of “All We Can Save,” an anthology of climate writing and solutions.

... Avoiding the worst — 2, 3 or even 4 degrees Celsius of warming — will require a coordinated effort among countries to stop adding carbon dioxide to the atmosphere by around 2050, which would entail a rapid shift away from fossil fuels starting immediately, as well as potentially removing vast amounts of carbon from the air — halting and leveling off warming at around 1.5 degrees Celsius, the report concludes.
Read the full article: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/13/podcasts/climate-change-solutions-ipcc.html