Annotated Bibliography – Climate Change
- Letzter, Rafi. “Are We Really Running Out of Time to Stop Climate Change?” LiveScience, Purch, 26 Sept. 2019, www.livescience.com/12-years-to-stop-climate-change.html.
- Scientists have predicted that we only have 12 years (now 10) to slow climate change enough before it becomes irreversible. This does not mean that the world will end in 12 years, but that humanity will have to learn to adapt to the consequences s of global warming. The best path to follow is reducing our net emissions by 45% by 2030, and net zero by 2050. Climate change has already killed thousands of people, through disease and crop destruction, and will only continue to worsen each year we don’t take action.
- “Is It Too Late to Prevent Climate Change? – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet.” NASA, NASA, climate.nasa.gov/faq/16/is-it-too-late-to-prevent-climate-change/.
- Even if we stop emitting greenhouse gasses today, global warming will still continue as it could still take centuries for the planet to respond. Despite this, we can still act now to lessen the effects of climate change using a “mitigation” and “adaptation” approach. This is a global effort, however, and we need to start working together with world and local governments to start making a difference.