The climate

“Changes to the climate are being felt in every region of the planet, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned.

“A newly published study by the UN body, which assesses the science related to climate change, found that many of these changes “are unprecedented in thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of years” – and that some are “irreversible over hundreds to thousands of years”.

“The 234 scientists behind the research calculate that global temperatures are likely to rise by 1.5C over the next 20 years, in breach of the 2015 Paris climate agreement. A total of 195 nations agreed to a goal to “hold the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2C”, and to pursue efforts “to limit the temperature increase to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels”, says the IPCC. (Holly Clemence, The Week UK, 10 Aug 2021)

My comment: Even without the climate warming deniers and science denigrators it will be very difficult to stop the warming, or even affect it at all. Covid has highlighted the selfishness and ignorance of swathes of people with big egos and little to justify them. It’s so easy and convenient to listen to the chorus of self-interested deniers, resist change and attack the people who know something useful and positive.

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