What’s the frequency, Kenneth? The wrong one, it seems.
The world is on fire, and we can’t pretend it isn’t any more. There’s no need for too much of the ‘Doomwatch,’ but for three days in August, 7 billion tonnes of rain fell on the peak of Greenland—not just the largest amount since records began, but the first time we know of that rain, not snow, fell on the country’s highest peak. Recent Siberian wildfires notched up a record for annual fire-related emissions of carbon dioxide, while devouring 500,000 square kilometres of vegetation, too. And also last month, the latest (sixth) scientific report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change sounded the need yet again for “strong and sustained reductions in emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases” to try and save a common future for us all: and last but not least, Capgemini research shows the world’s suffered at least $3 trillion in global economic losses from climate change in the last 20 years alone.