"The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) does not mince its words
when describing the disastrous effect that humans are having on the planet. “It
is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean, and
land,” reads its latest report.
From heat waves and wildfires to downpours and flooding, 2023 has given us a
taste of the impacts we can expect over the coming decades and centuries. In
short, it’s not good news. Without very significant reductions in greenhouse
gases—beginning immediately—it is very likely that global surface temperatures
will exceed the 1.5 degrees Celsius threshold set in the 2015 Paris climate
Even if we do curtail emissions, sea levels will almost certainly continue to
rise throughout this century and may continue to rise for centuries or
millennia beyond that. Extreme weather events have become more frequent since
1950 and will become more frequent and more severe as global temperatures
The message could not be clearer: We need to do everything we can to reduce our
greenhouse gas emissions right now. Unless we take major action to stop
emissions, we’re facing an Earth that is hotter, plagued by more extreme
weather, and less hospitable than the already-warmed planet we have today.
Here’s everything you need to know about where we are with the climate crisis."
Via Frederick Wilson II.
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Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics