This article discusses what you can do about climate change? Your choices really do add up.
The latest report from the United Nations’ scientific panel on climate change said the world will reach an environmental crisis by 2040 if immediate action isn’t taken to slow global warming. While the report calls for sweeping changes to the world economy, individuals still matter when it comes to climate change. It’s like voting — everyone’s actions add up to determine what happens in the end. In this case, whether the Earth turns into a fiery hellscape or keeps us alive.
The UN report found that the atmosphere will warm up by as much as 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit above preindustrial levels within a few decades if current greenhouse gas emissions continue. This would intensify droughts, coastal flooding, wildfires, food shortages, and poverty, as The New York Times reports. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was asked to produce the study as part of the Paris Agreement, an international treaty aimed at slowing global warming. President Donald Trump said he intends to remove the U.S. from the agreement, despite the fact that the U.S. is the second-largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world, behind China.