With the increase of deadly droughts and wildfires, climate change is quickly becoming a catastrophe that politicians, nor citizens can no longer ignore. Global warming not only continues to exacerbate poverty around the world, but it also risks the livelihood of future generations. However, the report from Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is of hope rather than fear mongering.
In addition to recognizing the irreversible damage it has already caused to many homes and lives, the IPCC reported that we can reduce, and even avoid, the effects of climate change. As noted by The New York Times, this will require our political leaders to stop dragging their feet, and make use of newfound technologies that can bring emissions under control. Now that renewable energy prices like wind and solar power are dropping, this is becoming a more affordable option around the planet.
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