The Quinault Indian Nation has lived in a peninsula just west of Seattle for generations. Yet in recent times, the waters that feed this ancient tribe have been swallowing their village of Taholah, the reservation’s main population center, little by little.
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.