Hylidae: Agalychnis callidryas. Geoff Gallice from Gainesville, FL, USA / CC BY
Guest essay by Eric Worrall
h / t Breitbart; According to Well + Good, an additional half a degree of warming is already “burned in” and leads to disease, floods, storms, parabolic frogs and anything else you can think of.
The apocalypse is now: we need immediate action against climate change to survive
Erin Bunch 23 September 23, 2020
"Oof, 2020 is the worst." You heard the chorus. You saw the memes. There's a good chance you've been saying something like “I can't wait for this year's garbage fire to end” as you scroll through apocalyptic headlines about rampant disease, forest fires, dangerous air quality. Hurricane Damage … Should I Go On?
But the truth is that this unprecedented global state of emergency is not an aberration in our lives and will not end when the sun goes down in 2020. This too will not pass. Because the common denominator for so much of this death and destruction is climate change, and at this point the catastrophic effects of global warming are inevitable – we are already experiencing them. Anthony Leiserowitz, PhD, director of Yale's climate communications program, says that for those born in 2020, in some ways, this is the best of what's to come.
Right now the majority of people around the world are like that parabolic frogs sit in a pot of boiling water. Things heat up, but regardless of the gradually deteriorating conditions around them, the frogs remain seated. By the time a complete disaster is imminent, it will be too late to get off.
In America we have not yet substantially felt the effects of the type of climate-related food disruption that experts worldwide are warning about (as in, our populations do not go hungry for this particular reason, even if it is for others), but you are coming. And in the future, says Dr. Klein Salamon, “resource wars” will inevitably result from weather-damaged plants. In fact, as far back as the last decade, research has linked the drought-related climate change in Syria to that country's civil war, which displaced millions and created a refugee crisis.
Both Dr. Leiserowitz and Dr. Klein Salamon would like better news for us. "I wish I could tell you the air quality is bad this year, but it will be better next year. But the truth is, this is accelerating," says Dr. Klein Salamon.We are talking about the collapse of civilizationand I think it's really important that people hear that. I really believe this is the apocalypse. "
Read more: https://www.wellandgood.com/action-against-climate-change/
The experts surveyed are Anthony Leiserowitz, PhD, Director of Yale's Climate Communication Program, and Margaret Klein Salamon, PhD, Climate Psychologist
I am really concerned. I usually set my home thermostat to 23 ° C. Maybe I should super glue the control button, because if I accidentally increase the temperature by half a degree, civilization could end.
I only have one question. What is a parabolic frog?