Tag: global warming
“The climate system is not stopping you [hitting the target], global society is stopping you.”
Tribal nations have always been on the front lines of environmental protection. Now their neighbors are catching up.
The poll, which was conducted between Nov. 29 and Dec. 10, came just after the U.S. government published a critical climate report last month with warnings of human-caused global warming having major consequences on the livelihoods of Americans.
"The good news is it's not too late to correct the course. As leaders meet this week at the UN climate talks in Poland, we urge them to run, not crawl, towards reducing emissions and accelerating a clean energy transition."
"The costs of inaction greatly outweigh the costs of taking action on climate change. We can still reduce future damage and suffering if we act quickly and dramatically to reduce carbon emissions."
It means that policy makers now have even less leeway when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions if they want to keep warming to 1.5 or even 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels.
Or otherwise, millions will be imperiled by increasing droughts, floods, fires and poverty.
"These global metropolises may look strong and stable, but it is a mirage. As sea levels rise, they are increasingly under threat and under water."
Our newly published results reveal that climate change has exposed the national parks to conditions hotter and drier than the country as a whole.