Humans have pushed the climate into ‘unprecedented’ territory, landmark U.N. report finds

August 9, 2021 ☼ climateenvironmentcrisis

Source: The Washington Post

Link: Humans have pushed the climate into ‘unprecedented’ territory, landmark U.N. report finds

More than three decades ago, a collection of scientists sanctioned by the United Nations first warned that humans were fueling a dangerous greenhouse effect and that if the world didn’t act collectively and deliberately to slow Earth’s warming, there could be “profound consequences” for people and nature alike.

The scientists were right.

On Monday, that same body — the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change — issued its latest and most dire assessment about the state of the planet, detailing how humans have altered the environment at an “unprecedented” pace and cautioning that the world risks increasingly catastrophic impacts in the absence of rapid greenhouse gas reductions.

It has reached a critical point. We are now in uncharted territory. There is not much individuals can do without government policy.