Tag: carbon dioxide
“We have known about this for half a century, and have failed to do anything meaningful about it. What’s it going to take for us to wake up?”
The findings, said one expert, “show that the uncertain future is happening now.”
“If countries make plans now to put society on a path of sustained and dramatic cuts to emissions from today, we can avoid ever-rising emissions and the dangerously accelerating impacts of climate change.”
"The rate of rise in the last decade has been faster than previous decades."
The fossil fuel industry is working hard to eliminate a tax credit that reduces emissions and creates jobs.
"So, the modern climate change we see is big, really big; even by standards of Earth history."
"[D]espite major growth in renewables, global emissions are still rising, demonstrating once again that more urgent action is needed on all fronts."
Under Trump the emissions will rise, and so will the damage to future generations.
New scientific estimates show that the last time there was this much carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere may have been during the Pliocene era, some 4.5 million years ago.
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