In multiple newspapers, news outlets and scientific journals, the headline is the same. We have no more than a decade (10 years for those in certain areas of Washington, D.C.) to control emissions and limit the impacts of Climate Change to a number that avoids catastrophic results. That is not good news, but it is somewhat hopeful.
As noted, we need to reduce our emissions by more than 1 billion tons per year. This means reducing by 45% from 2010 levels by 2030…with a planned total phaseout of coal as a fuel no later than 2050.
While elements of the report can be debated, most importantly, can we really achieve these reductions, there has been little argument that we NEED TO DO SOMETHING NOW..
So, read the article, take an action and vote…
By the way, the current administration is doing everything it can to undo the progress made over the last decade which resulted in a decrease in emissions of some 14%…In other words, some level of success.
The time to act has passed….yet now is the time to act.
Read the full article:
The world has just over a decade to get climate change under control, U.N. scientists say