Code red: if we don’t go green now we are history

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Code red: if we don’t go green now we are history

The UN says if we don’t stop using coal and fossil fuels, Earth will be destroyed, with some damage already irreversible

Nina Chestney and Andrea Januta

The UN panel on climate change sounded a dire warning on Monday, saying the world is dangerously close to runaway warming and that humans are “unequivocally” to blame.

Already, greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere are high enough to guarantee climate disruption for decades, if not centuries, scientists warn in a report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). 

That’s on top of the deadly heatwaves, gargantuan hurricanes and other weather extremes that are happening now and are likely to become more severe...

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