The world's leading scientists and governments repeatedly emphasize "irreversible impacts" of human-caused climate change. What do they mean by irreversible and why is it so important to understanding the unique immorality of inaction?
The world’s top scientists and governments have issued their bluntest plea yet to the world: Slash carbon pollution now (at a very low cost) or risk “severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people and ecosystems.”
A major new study finds “Scientists may have hugely underestimated the extent of global warming." This should be the umpteenth nail in the coffin to the notion we can weaken or replace the 2°C limit for global warming as a basis for climate change policy.
The message from climate scientists about our ongoing failure to cut carbon pollution: The catastrophic changes in climate that we are voluntarily imposing on future generations cannot plausibly be undone for hundreds of years or more.
bio-energy with carbon capture and storage involves burning biomass -- trees, plants, crop materials, woodchips -- to generate electricity, then capturing the carbon that is released and pumping it underground in geologic reservoirs.
The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report finds that stabilizing at 2°C (3.6°F) reduces the median annual growth of consumption over this century by a mere 0.06%. You read that right, 0.06%. And that "cost" doesn't even count the economic benefit of avoiding climate catastrophe.