World Has Lost $4 Trillion in Past 2 Years From Delaying Climate Action

World Has Lost $4 Trillion in Past 2 Years From Delaying Climate Action
The International Energy Agency has issued another major report warning that we are headed for a beyond-catastrophic 11°F warming, reports Joe Romm at Climate Progress. More damage and change means more work needed for mitigation, raising future costs with further delays.



Warming beyond 7°F (4°C) is “incompatible with organized global community, is likely to be beyond ‘adaptation’, is devastating to the majority of ecosystems & has a high probability of not being stable — that is, 4°C would be an interim temperature on the way to a much higher equilibrium level,” as climate expert Kevin Andersonexplains.

The latest research makes clear that such warming would make it exceedingly difficult if not impossible to feed 9 billion people post-2050 — and would likely force us to ultimately abandon major coastal cities around the world.

Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here. This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is this year!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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