A U.S.-China Race with No Winners

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"A U.S.-China Race with No Winners"

Global warming is poised to make this “The Century of Drought.” How ironic then that the two countries racing to see who will produce the most greenhouse gas emissions — China and the United States — are already in the grips of extended droughts.

Here is the U.S., with the browns and reds showing the severest areas of drought (although the U.S. is, fortunately, much improved from where it was during the height of summer):

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Here is China:

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And the planet has only warmed about 0.8°C in the past century. What will these pictures look like on our current path, where we could easily warm four times as much this century or more?

This is a race with no winners and it is time for us to join the race to save the climate.

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5 Responses to A U.S.-China Race with No Winners

  1. Wotzi says:

    Nice one!

    Tks.

  2. [...] The irony continues as those who shun action on climate change are suffering the most from climate change. [...]

  3. [...] The irony continues as those who shun action on climate change are suffering the most from climate change. [...]

  4. [...] that severe droughts (and wildfires) have hit Oklahoma and Texas, Wyoming, Australia, and China–states and countries with political leaders (or former leaders) opposed to climate action. [...]

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