Death of the Planet

James McAnelly, Staff Reporter

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a report from at least 90 different climate scientist from 40 countries that said if humans don’t take immediate, action to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2040, “the consequences will effectively be baked into the natural systems of the planet.” Pretty much what this is saying is that all the carbon in the atmosphere is trapping the heat in, and if this continues then there will be nothing we can do to stop it.

All the wildfires we have seen recently and all the floods and hurricanes are all problems that are a result of global warming. Global warming is a terrifying reality that many Americans and people in general refuse to believe. According to the article, we need to reduce “global warming emissions” by at least 40% by 2030.

The article also mentions what happens if we don’t figure things out. These things consist of droughts, wildfires, coastal flooding and so on. According to a reporter from The Washington Post, “The world stands on the brink of failure when it comes to holding global warming to moderate levels, and nations will need to take ‘unprecedented’ actions to cut their carbon emissions over the next decade, according to a landmark report by the top scientific body studying climate change.” This reporter is implying that we need to do something to stop all the carbon in the atmosphere.

Some people have already started doing things to try to help lower global warming. People who put solar panels on their roof are doing their part because the solar panels are absorbing all the heat. There are plenty of other things you can do to help. You can do things such as conserving energy. This can be done by using less electricity, or not leaving the water running.