Final call to save the world from ‘climate catastrophe’ – BBC news
Landmark UN climate report warns time quickly running out – Al Jazeera news
Scientists Just Laid Out Paths to Solve Climate Change. We Aren’t on Track to Do Any of Them –Time magazine
Planet has only until 2030 to stem catastrophic climate change, experts warn – CNN
Earth has only until 2030 to stem catastrophic climate change, experts warn – ABC news
UN report on global warming carries life-or-death warning – CBC news
Terrifying climate change warning: 12 years until we’re doomed – New York Post
U.N. Panel Warns Drastic Action Needed to Stave Off Climate Change – Wall Street Journal.
Unprecedented action needed to curb global warming – UN report – ITV news
UN report on global warming carries life-or-death warning – Victoria Times-Colonist
A major new climate report slams the door on wishful thinking – Vox
Climate Report Warns Of Extreme Weather, Displacement of Millions Without Action – NPR
Alarming as it is, this is hardly the first time scientists have warned us that we have to make changes or we face a catastrophe. And it’s not like we can’t see it coming: record tornadoes, record hurricanes, record typhoons, record temperatures, record tsunamis, record droughts… this summer we were warned “2018 Is Shaping Up to Be the Fourth-Hottest Year. Yet We’re Still Not Prepared for Global Warming” (New York Times).
As the BBC story notes:
Preventing an extra single degree of heat could make a life-or-death difference in the next few decades for multitudes of people and ecosystems on this fast-warming planet, an international panel of scientists reported Sunday. But they provide little hope the world will rise to the challenge.
A SINGLE degree. Can’t we strive for at least that?
In the US, the NOAA reported:
August 2018 was characterized by warmer- to much-warmer-than-average conditions across much of the world’s land and ocean surfaces. Record warm temperatures were present across parts of each major ocean basin, with the largest portions across the Barents Sea and the western Pacific Ocean, and small areas across Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. During the month, the most notable temperature departures from average were present across Europe, central Asia, the northeastern contiguous U.S., and southeastern Canada, where temperatures were 2.0°C (3.6°F) above average or higher.
All of which makes me wonder why we’ve heard so little about climate change and Collingwood during this election campaign. Aside from what I wrote in my earlier post, I’ve heard only one candidate mention it. And that concerns me.
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