United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres recently remarked, "It is hard to overstate the urgency of our situation. Even as we witness devastating climate impacts causing havoc across the world, we are still not doing enough, nor moving fast enough, to prevent irreversible and catastrophic climate disruption. We are in trouble. We are in deep trouble with climate change.”
Indeed, the United Nations Scientific panel on Climate Change, a group of scientists convened to guide world leaders, predict catastrophic consequences of climate change, including worsening food shortages, wildfires, and mass die off of coral reefs as soon as 2040. Yet fossil fuel emissions continue to rise, making climate change arguably, the MOST prominent global concern of our time.
In October 2018, this scientific panel found that "nations have barely a decade to take UNPRECEDENTED ACTIONS to cut their emissions IN HALF."