|Earth just had the hottest day, week, and month in 120,000 years. |
Four continents are under extreme heat warnings and Canada has been on fire for months. Skies in the US turned a toxic orange, Beijing residents are hiding underground, and millions are starving from a mega drought in East Africa.
And this is just the start.
The pandemic killed millions and put the world on lockdown. But the intensifying climate crisis will be of a totally different magnitude, lasting for centuries. This is the fight of our lives — for our lives.
Humans are fragile. Beyond a certain temperature, we simply overheat and die.
Vast areas of the planet are now approaching that red line, when just a few hours outside will be deadly. Yet world leaders are still aggressively fueling the crisis. We’re the snake eating its own tail.
‘Everyone should be concerned’: Antarctic sea ice reaches lowest levels ever recorded (The Guardian)
Human Adaptation to Heat Can’t Keep Up With Human-Caused Climate Change (Time)
Recent events indicate Earth’s climate has entered uncharted territory (Associated Press)