Recent Data Supports Need for #ClimateStrike

This is a message to all the people who live in the present: it’s time to snap out of it, the end is near.

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Recent Data Supports Need for #ClimateStrike

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The second youth-led climate strike of September took place on Friday, Sept. 27. The common goal of these ongoing strikes is to pressure world leaders to take the climate crisis more seriously.

Society has been avoiding the recurring idea of a climate apocalypse for decades, but now its inevitability has led for no way to avoid the situation. Climate change has been finessing its way through social media and sending civilization into a frenzy. On Twitter, hashtags including #ClimateStrike and #FridaysForFuture are trending.

The Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research was established in 1990 to study scientific issues associated with climate change and to monitor global climate variability and change. Their recent studies have discovered shocking data that might push humanity over the edge. Due to recent observations, the U.K. Met Office announced a revision to the Hadley Center’s analysis of sea surface temperatures, stating that the oceans have warmed about 0.1 degree Celsius more than previously thought. Since the ocean covers three-fifths of the planet, these newfound calculations suggest that the effects global warming are increasing more rapidly than expected.

“If you’re younger than sixty, you have a good chance of witnessing the radical destabilization of life on earth,” wrote Jonathan Fraiser, in his article featured in the New Yorker. He added the presumed side effects if no change in societal behaviors occur, which include “massive crop failures, apocalyptic fires, imploding economies, epic flooding, hundreds of millions of refugees fleeing regions made uninhabitable by extreme heat or permanent drought.”

Frasier’s article provides a reality check: either change or die because, according to Fraser, those under 30 are guaranteed to witness the destruction of this planet.

If society does not take steps toward global environmental change, then society is ending humanity’s chance at existence.

 

Sources:

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/scientists-have-been-underestimating-the-pace-of-climate-change/

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/what-if-we-stopped-pretending

 

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