How are we doing?
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Every year, investments in coastal areas and industries (fisheries, etc.) are being lost. Politicians should not be advocating for new tunnels, etc. for areas, such as New York City, which will soon be flooded out. Very soon, coastal infrastructure will have to be abandoned and millions of people relocated.
It is now time to deal with the consequences. Stop pretending that nothing is happening. Keep fighting to reduce emissions. But do so with open eyes. Our circumstances are becoming precarious. This generation. Now.
From the report:
"The last time the Earth experienced a comparable concentration of CO2 was 3-5 million years ago when the temperature was 2-3°C warmer and sea level was 10-20 meters higher than now."