Of the dozens of articles just released on the newest and worst IPCC report on global warming, the one in Rolling Stone is the one we select for you to review.
Consider it indicative of how bad and how fast a massive global warming disaster and meltdown is approaching...
The long title of the new Rolling Stone article and review of the IPCC report on global warming is; Can Civilization Survive What’s Coming? The new IPCC report on climate change will fill you with existential dread — rightfully so.
Selective quotes from that article:
A thousand years from now, when some vaguely human-like machine digs through the ashes of the Twenty-First century and tries to figure out what happened to those once-thriving animals called Homo sapiens, it may be confused about why an intelligent species that could build rockets and write songs like “Imagine” couldn’t heed warnings of its own destruction. A key question for future historians of the universe: How stupid were those humans anyway?
Here’s what this new IPCC report says, in a nutshell:
To avoid blowing through the 1.5 C target, nations of the world need to cut carbon pollution as fast as humanly possible. To be more precise, nations of the world need to get to zero carbon emissions by 2050.
The other big takeaway from this report is that it’s time to get serious about adapting to a rapidly changing world. If we don’t, a good percentage of civilization as we know it today won’t survive.
From a purely economic point of view, the cost of climate denial is already enormous. Last year, damages from extreme weather hit $306 billion in the U.S. alone, the costliest ever. If we don’t rethink how and where we build homes and infrastructure, those costs will only grow.
You can read the full article here: https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/can-earth-survive-climate-change-735067/
You will notice that there is no pulling punches in this article. If we do not get climate emergency openly declared worldwide and make the necessary changes, we will not survive.
If we are not proposing drastic measures then there is no future for the children.
It is that simple.
Whatever you are doing, if you are not doing everything you can to transform our economic, social, political and moral operating systems, then your families will not forgive you. That is because you know, and when they ask what you did when you knew, no half-measures will save you from their comprehensive condemnation.
Now, if you now believe that telling people the truth is too difficult and will cause people to "give-up," We will say instead that "triggering our survival instinct to act is our only remaining hope."
(This article has been done in coordination with the Association for the Tree of Life and its leadership.)