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Climate Change: The New Normal Is Not Yet Here

September 7, 2021

What used to be predictions of ‘what could happen in a warmer world’ are now our lived reality. Now the question is: how much worse will the extremes get? Article by CSSN Scholar Prakash Kashwan with coauthors Anji Seth and Mark Urban.

Read the article in The Wire Science.

Key Points:

  • What used to be predictions of ‘what could happen in a warmer world’ are now our lived reality.
  • Some of the worst effects of climate change will come not from severe weather but from the irreversible loss of species and ecosystems.
  • If we delay action, within a few decades we will be looking back at today’s extremes as “the good old days”.

 

 

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