We’re Destroying the Climate Even Faster Than …

We’re Destroying the Climate Even Faster Than We’d Thought:

This year, global carbon emissions are expected to rise by roughly 2.7 percent — a rate comparable to a “speeding freight train” — according to new research from the Global Carbon Project, a collective comprised of more than 50 scientific institutions, and a leading authority on carbon pollution.

To appreciate the implications of this surge (and the propriety of the scientists’ locomotive metaphor): In October, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change projected that the world was on pace to suffer widespread, climate-induced food shortages by 2040; when one takes 2018’s surge in emissions into account, such calamities could plausibly arrive by 2030.