Climate change: Apocalyptic assessment confirms we now have everything to lose
The IPCC’s report on climate change demands dramatic changes to reach our targets now. But will governments have the courage to push back against sectors that have much to lose?
There have been countless scientific papers on the causes and potential consequences of global warming.
Over the last half-century in particular, the grim evidence has accumulated like carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, filling in the scientific blanks that initially led us to question whether global warming was really happening, or whether it was caused by human activity, or whether it would have any meaningful impact on the planet’s living conditions.
So when the...
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