Environmental policy experts agree an increase in global temperatures of 2° Celsius (3.6° Fahrenheit) would be the breaking point in bringing about catastrophic weather. Stay below that number, and we avoid some of the worst aspects of global warming such as super droughts, mass extinctions, and extreme sea level rise, which would impact coastal cities. Scientists say the Earth has warmed up .85°C since 1880 when the burning of fossil fuels began adding carbon to the atmosphere and warming our planet. If we don’t cut back on those emissions, the world can reach that breaking point in just a few decades.
- OCTOBER 2017
- Hiram Henriquez