Storm damage caused by Hurricane Sandy in Leonardo, NJ


U.N. Climate Report Says There’s Still Time to Stop Worst Disasters – What NY, NJ Need to Prioritize

WNYC NEWS – “Human actions still have the potential to determine the future course of climate” but that action must happen now. That’s one of the takeaways from the sixth global assessment released Monday by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. By building on 30 years of past IPCC assessments, the project lays out one of the most comprehensive outlooks on the climate emergency.

The report forecasts an immediate future where the world will likely fail to hold global warming under 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) relative to preindustrial times—due to the continuing production of greenhouse gases. Under all five scenarios assessed by the panel, which differ by how much we rein in pollution, the globe will cross this warming benchmark in the 2030s …