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The UN just released a landmark climate-change report. Here’s the grim timeline it gives us

In Climate Change
Mar 22nd, 2023
UN Secretary General António Guterres: “Our world needs climate action on all fronts — everything, everywhere, all at once.” Canada will study the new targets.
From the Toronto Star

There’s a girl sitting in a Grade 5 class today.

By the time she graduates from high school, in just seven years, the decisions the world makes around carbon emissions will determine the environment she grows up in.

On Monday, the planet’s leading climate scientists offered two starkly different glimpses of that future. One in which nations realize massive, rapid and sustained cuts to greenhouse gas emissions and yank the planet back from the brink of disastrous climate change consequences.
By 2030, scientists warn, countries such as Canada must slash carbon emissions by almost half to prevent that fifth-grader from living out her old age in a world with increased floods, fires, crop failures, forced migration and infectious disease outbreaks, and to zero by 2050.

That was the conclusion of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Synthesis Report.

Climate change may have once felt like something you had to squint deep into the future to see. Monday’s report shows that the choices we make now will profoundly alter the planet today’s children live in.
“Let’s hope we make the right choices, because the ones we make now and in the next few years will reverberate around the world for hundreds, even thousands of years,” Hoesung Lee, chairperson of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, said Monday.

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