There's a 1 in 20 Chance of the Apocalypse. Shouldn't We Act Now?
A new study published in Science argues that we as a civilization need to move "rapidly" -- as in almost immediately -- towards a carbon emissions free future if we are to have any chance of holding off runaway global warming:
"Rapid and deep reductions in greenhouse gas emission are needed to avoid dangerous climate change. This will necessitate low-carbon transitions across electricity, transport, heat, industrial, forestry, and agricultural systems. But despite recent rapid growth in renewable electricity generation, the rate of progress toward this wider goal of deep decarbonization remains slow."
This just a few weeks after another study concluded that there's a 1 in 20 chance that climate change wipes out the entire human race by the end of the century:
"The chance of 'catastrophic' climate change completely wiping out humanity by 2100 is now 1-in-20"
Dick Cheney once said we should go to war with a country if there was just a one percent chance that that country was helping terrorists get a nuclear bomb.
Shouldn't we apply that thinking to climate change?
A 1 in 20 chance of the apocalypse is insanely high...