October 10, 2018
I blog about climate change fairly often here, but usually it’s in the context of one small bit of good news or another.
The news today is, frankly, grave.
According to a United Nations report prepared by 91 scientists and based on more than 6,000 scientific studies, there could be “worsening food shortages and wildfires, and a mass die-off of coral reefs” starting in 2040 because of man-made climate change. If emissions continue at the current rate, it’ll be 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit hotter by that year. Sea levels will rise, inundating coastal areas and intensifying droughts and poverty.
The damage could come to $54 trillion unless the entire world economy is dramatically transformed within the next few years.
Meanwhile, President Trump mocks science and vows to increase the burning of coal.