Cli­mate change

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This week the IPCC re­leased a spe­cial re­port which says we are al­ready see­ing the con­se­quences of 1°C of global warm­ing through more ex­treme weather, ris­ing sea lev­els, di­min­ish­ing Arc­tic sea ice etc.

Lim­it­ing warm­ing to 1.5ºC is pos­si­ble but would re­quire un­prece­dented change in so­ci­ety. Some peo­ple may read this and say ‘‘what’s the point, let’s give up’’. I say there are nu­mer­ous mea­sures we could all take right now as in­di­vid­u­als to do our bit: down­siz­ing our car, fly­ing less, plant trees, eat less meat.

The dif­fer­ence be­tween do­ing noth­ing and do­ing some­thing could be the dif­fer­ence be­tween 1 bil­lion or 2 bil­lion cli­mate refugees.

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