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Climate change worsens: Earth could soon briefly hit threatening threshold!

“The sun sets behind a smokestack in Kansas City, Mo.”
Credit: Charlie Riedel/AP, The Washington Post

Earth could soon briefly hit threatening climate threshold!

+ KING-5 TV, Seattle: UN warns of ‘dramatic consequences’ as climate change worsens droughts – A UN agency estimates that nearly 2.3 billion people are already facing some sort of water scarcity, and it’s only going to get worse.

+ The Washington Post via MSN: Earth could soon briefly hit threatening climate threshold – 50 percent chance that the planet’s temperature will temporarily reach 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels in at least one of the next five years, agency says

“Since signing the Paris climate agreement in 2015, nations around the world have focused on one climate goal: limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above preindustrial levels this century. But as greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel burning have continued to increase, a new report from the World Meteorological Organization shows global temperatures could temporarily hit that threshold within the next five years.

+ Truthout’s Chomsky: To Tackle Climate, Our Morality Must Catch Up With Our Intelligence

+ Common Dreams [May 17, 2022]: Study Finds Many Existing Oil and Gas Sites Must Be Shut Down to Avert Climate Disaster – “Our findings show that halting new extraction projects is a necessary step, but still not enough to stay within our rapidly dwindling carbon budget,” said one researcher.

Posted by Steve on May 14, 2022 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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