The effects of climate change have already impacted Earth, according to climate scientists and international organisations. The global average temperature has increased by around 1.2C (2.2F) since the pre-industrial era. Natural disasters like hurricanes and wildfires are becoming more intense and more destructive.
Already, greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere are high enough to guarantee climate disruption for decades if not centuries, scientists warn in a report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
America’s worsening climate change problem is as polarized as its politics. Some parts of the country have been burning this month while others were underwater in extreme weather disasters.
What people are saying?
Hailey Jane This isn’t about climate change, it’s about forestry and lack of regulated, monitored, smaller burnings that should’ve happened but haven’t. Forest burning, in a controlled setting, is good and provides better growth in the future. This isn’t hard, people.
Jane Peterson Progressives looking for purity in 2016 set climate change and all progressive legislation back decades. Democrats could have built on the science in place, but progressives let trump win enabling the existential crises we see today, infernos, plagues, crashed economy.