IF we do not work together to radically curb our human-caused greenhouse gas emissions of carbon and methane from fossil fuel use right NOW, we will go over more climate destabilization cliffs and tipping points. Then we will be dealing with many consequences we will not be able to recover from and will eventually threaten the survival of our species.
“Climate tipping points are so dangerous because if you pass them, the climate is out of humanity’s control. If an ice sheet disintegrates and starts to slide into the ocean there’s nothing we can do about that.” –James Hansen
In fact, we are dealing with many early climate destabilization consequences already. Storms are taking paths and occurring at times never seen before. These new storms are also becoming more severe, of larger scale, and more frequent. According to Mark Lynas, author of Six Degrees: Our Future On a Hotter Planet, if global temperatures continue to increase—even just two degrees Celsius (4 degrees Fahrenheit) —it would mean “Miami would disappear entirely, as would most of Manhattan. Central London would be flooded. Bangkok, Bombay, and Shanghai would also lose most of their area. In all, half of humanity would have to move to higher ground.”
The greatest and most important adaptive challenge and transformational evolutionary adventure is already on us! Are we going to sit idly by and watch Earth’s various physical and species beauties melt away in coming decades?