Hot House Earth


Facing Future

Published on May 6, 2021

“Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene”, a recent study co-authored by Will Steffen, noted chemist, climate systems analyst, and professor of Earth System Science at Australian National University, warns of catastrophic changes to the Earth climate if current emission trends are not immediately reversed.

The #HotHouseEarth scenario — an existential crisis in which fundamental climate systems, and the ecosystems that rely on them, are irreversibly altered — is not only possible, but likely, if current trajectories persist. We will then enter a new geological age, perhaps we can call it the #Idiocene!

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