Op-Ed by Karen Bearden and Kim Porter. As we enter 2019, we find ourselves speeding toward two different climate tipping points. The first is alarming. As reported in October by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, if humanity does not halve its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, we will trigger feedback loops that cause warming to continue no matter what humans do. Yet if last year’s growth in climate awareness and activism continues, it could lead to a tipping point at which climate progress – rather than climate disaster – becomes inevitable.
Jump to a Subcategory
All News Categories
Op-Ed by Jim Warren. Good people, let’s don’t look back and lament that more of us didn’t demand that Duke Energy stop its climate-wrecking fracked-gas expansion.
Fifteen-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg addressed the U.N. plenary at the climate conference in Katowice, Poland, condemning global inaction in the face of catastrophic climate change.
Three trends will combine to hasten it, warn Yangyang Xu, Veerabhadran Ramanathan and David G. Victor.
NC WARN Executive Director Jim Warren was a guest on Charlotte Talks, the local talk show of NPR member station WFAE. He deftly countered Duke Energy’s corporate PR weasel-wording. It was a lively and feisty discussion that finally got the debate over North Carolina’s energy future out in the open. Listen here.
Climate scientists missed a lot about a quarter century ago when they predicted how bad global warming would be.
What does it mean for the rest of life on Earth?
With wildfires, heat waves, and rising sea levels, large tracts of the earth are at risk of becoming uninhabitable. But the fossil-fuel industry continues its assault on the facts.
Global warming is now affecting the United States more than ever, and the risks of future disasters — from flooding along the coasts to crop failures in the Midwest — could pose a profound threat to Americans’ well-being.
Global warming is posing such wide-ranging risks to humanity, involving so many types of phenomena, that by the end of this century some parts of the world could face as many as six climate-related crises at the same time, researchers say.