A ‘Code Red for Humanity’
The climate emergency is here — and it will get worse before it could get better.,
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A major new United Nations scientific report has concluded that countries and corporations have delayed curbing fossil-fuel emissions for so long that we can no longer stop the impact of climate change from intensifying over the coming decades. In short, the climate crisis has arrived, and it’s going to get worse before it can get better.
In this episode, we explore the main takeaways from the report — including what needs to happen in the narrowing window of climate opportunity to avoid the most devastating outcomes.
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The Dixie Fire has become the second largest wildfire in California’s history, forcing thousands to flee their homes.Credit…David Swanson/Reuters
Here are the key takeaways from the report, including how we know human influence has “unequivocally” warmed the planet.
For the next 30 years or longer, there will be more, hotter heat waves, longer and more intense droughts, and more episodes of heavy downpours that result in flooding.
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Henry Fountain contributed reporting.
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