Your Fault: Crushing Climate Impacts Sooner Than Feared

There was no point trying to come up with a new headline. The original has all the fearmongering needed. And all because you refuse to give up your fossil fueled vehicle and moo cow burgers, getting an electric vehicle to go get a veggie burger instead

Crushing climate impacts to hit sooner than feared: draft UN report

Climate change will fundamentally reshape life on Earth in the coming decades, even if humans can tame planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions, according to a landmark draft report from the UN’s climate science advisors obtained by AFP.

Species extinction, more widespread disease, unliveable heat, ecosystem collapse, cities menaced by rising seas—these and other devastating climate impacts are accelerating and bound to become painfully obvious before a child born today turns 30.

The choices societies make now will determine whether our species thrives or simply survives as the 21st century unfolds, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says in a draft report seen exclusively by AFP.

But dangerous thresholds are closer than once thought, and dire consequences stemming from decades of unbridled carbon pollution are unavoidable in the short term.

By far the most comprehensive catalogue ever assembled of how climate change is upending our world, the report reads like a 4,000-page indictment of humanity’s stewardship of the planet.

This “report” is 4,000 pages, but, sadly, won’t be released in time for the next UN IPCC COP in Glasgow late this year (with thousands taking long fossil fueled trips to attend), but, giving up some Doom-mongering as the summer hits plays well with the Cult of Climastrology.

Here’s the question (besides the normal of “when will these people practice what they preach?”): what are the consequences to those who attach their name to this report, along with those who doom-cheer it, rather than being skeptical, 30 years from now when none of this comes to fruition?

There is very little good news in the report, but the IPCC stresses that much can be done to avoid worst-case scenarios and prepare for impacts that can no longer be averted, the final takeaway.

Conservation and restoration of so-called blue carbon ecosystems—kelp and mangrove forests, for example—enhance carbon stocks and protect against storm surges, as well as providing wildlife habitats, coastal livelihoods and food security.

Transitioning to more plant-based diets could also reduce food-related emissions as much as 70 percent by 2050.

But simply swapping a gas guzzler for a Tesla or planting billions of trees to offset business-as-usual isn’t going to cut it, the report warns.

“We need transformational change operating on processes and behaviours at all levels: individual, communities, business, institutions and governments,” it says.

Strange, a complete change of everything. Who’s in charge of this?

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5 Responses to “Your Fault: Crushing Climate Impacts Sooner Than Feared”

  1. Hairy says:

    Heat records all over usa are being broken

    • david7134 says:

      Here in Louisiana it is milder than usual and this winter we had zero degree days. So what is your point. If you are sovworried about carbon then find a resolution, but your political goals will do nothing. Then,vthis last year we used less fossil fuels and it is still hot according to you.

      • Zachriel says:

        david7134: Then,vthis last year we used less fossil fuels and it is still hot according to you.

        This shows a fundamental misunderstanding. The increase in the greenhouse effect is due to the *accumulation* of greenhouse gases year after year. Humans continued to add atmospheric greenhouse gases in 2020.

  2. Jl says:

    Now that’s funny-“sooner than thought”. Except for the fact that they said as far back as 1989 that we had “20 years to save the planet”.

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