A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Monday argues based on “current trends of population declines and extinctions” that we are currently witnessing Earth’s “sixth mass extinction.”
While scientists have stated that much of the future warming is already “locked in,” Cole points out that humanity’s main focus must be to make sure all efforts are made to reverse the emissions trend in order to limit the scale of the destruction.
And the message from the global climate justice movement has been crystal clear: It’s an emergency. Act like it. A scathing response from Friends of the Earth to a climate resolution from Senate Democrats says that moderation is not the answer on the environment.