Worse Than We Thought
Every new global warming study seems to paint a worse picture, with yesterday’s downside scenario as today’s baseline. Now it seems we might have passed the tipping point:
“Climate researchers now predict the planet will warm by 6.3 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the century even if the world’s leaders fulfill their most ambitious climate pledges, a much faster and broader scale of change than forecast just two years ago, according to a report released Thursday by the United Nations Environment Program.
…The increase is nearly double what scientists and world policymakers have identified as the upper limit of warming the world can afford in order to avert catastrophic climate change.”
Remember, it is the low-income countries that will suffer most, from famine, from rising sea levels. Keep that in mind as the American right continues to insist on its God-given right to consume what it wishes, to drive what it wishes, evening opposing the most miniscule attempts at capping emissions. This is one of the gravest moral issues of our time.