‘How ruined are we?’ And more questions for a climatologist – Meczyki.Net

no small thanks Part of the fossil-fuel cult of barrierism, we are on track to surpass the 1.5°C global-warming limit set out in the 2016 Paris Agreement. Without sweeping changes, we can expect “more melting ice, higher sea levels, more heatwaves and other extreme weather” according to the World Meteorological Organization. And that will only be the beginning.

The scientific community has made their demands clear, but emissions are still rising, politicians are failing to act, and the oil industry is prospering. This is all very upsetting, and so I doubt you’ll blame me for telling me, “How doomed are we?” The moment I sat down with renowned climate modeling expert William Collins at TC Sessions: Climate.

Collins summed up my question with a nuance. “I think we are starting to see governments getting quite serious about addressing climate change,” he said, and pointed to us. National And international Assessments that dig into this topic for a long time.

Collins directs Berkeley Labs Climate and Ecosystem Science Division And its carbon negative initiative, He is also the lead author of several Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessments. (Full video of the session included below.)