Why We Call It A Crisis
'Existential' Risk of Climate Crisis Could Lead to Civilizational Collapse by 2050, Warns Report; "The world is currently completely unprepared to envisage, and even less deal with, the consequences of catastrophic climate change."
Eoin Higgins, June 4, 2019 (Common Dreams)
“Even by the standards of the dire predictions given in climate studies, this one's extreme: civilization itself could be past the point of no return by 2050…[A new report from Australia’s] Breakthrough National Centre for Climate Restoration concluded] that unless humanity takes drastic and immediate action to stop the climate crisis, a combination of food production instability, water shortages, and extreme weather could result in a complete societal breakdown worldwide…[Total civilizational collapse by 2050 is a worst-case scenario that shows] the world is currently completely unprepared to envisage, and even less deal with, the consequences of catastrophic climate change…
…[T]he idea of emergency mobilization akin to a world war was echoed by Nobel-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz in an opinion piece…[that] called on world governments to recognize the level of threat that the climate crisis presents and to act…[Stiglitz argued that we] can afford it, with the right fiscal policies and collective will. But more importantly, we must afford it. Climate change is our World War III. Our lives and civilization as we know it is at stake, just as they were in World War II…[The Breakthrough authors] agreed that a sense of collective urgency must be seen as the crucial element for world governments…” click here for more