Don’t despair: climate catastrophe can still be averted

This is an op-ed by Simon Lewis, a well respected scientist in the UK.  In this piece he lays out the stark conditions we are already facing due to climate change.  We have only warmed 1 degree Celsius and the devastation is already enormous.  We are on track for a 3-4C warmer world by the end of the century.  Mr. Lewis argues that only through political change can we avoid the worst.

Is that wishful thinking:  will people vote for a complete dismantling of our current way of life? In the near future, we will face additional extremely difficult questions.

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