UN scientist warns climate destruction is entering “uncharted territory”
“The climate we live in will not be the climate we live in now.”
As wildfires continue to ravage the western United States and large swathes of the country attempt to rebuild in the aftermath of the deadly outbreak of Hurricane Ida, a United Nations (UN) scientist has said this : we don’t know what’s coming next, but it’s gonna be bad.
Kim Cobb, the UN scientist who helped write the disastrous climate change report, said the impact of man-made climate change is already being felt in ways unimaginable, according to Yahoo finance. She believes the latest dramatic weather disasters only further prove it.
“We are entering uncharted territory with climate change,” Cobb told Yahoo. “The climate we live in will not be the climate we live in now, nor over the next decades. “
Floods and fires
Throughout the past summer, the United States alone has experienced multiple catastrophic weather events. In August, Hurricane Ida hit the country, rendering much of Louisiana without electricity before moving up the coast and causing torrential rains all over the east coast. In fact, New York City saw a record 3.15 inches of rain fall in a single hour, according to Yahoo.
“These rains broke records from afar. It reminds me of the kind of devastating heat waves we saw in the Pacific Northwest earlier this summer, ”Cobb told Yahoo. “It’s just breathtaking.”
Scientists are screaming, no one is listening
This all follows the UN climate report, which offered a grim description of the future due to man-made climate change.
“The worst is yet to come, affecting the lives of our children and grandchildren far more than ours,” the report said.
Perhaps the most damning thing of all of this is the fact that the world will likely continue to do what led to it all in the first place. Despite decades of warnings from scientists, global corporations and governments have and will continue to ravage the planet in the name of profitability.
Which shows: if a change were to occur, it would have to be just as drastic and drastic.
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