More bad news on global climate: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, convened by the United Nations, “describes a world of worsening food shortages and wildfires, and a mass die-off of coral reefs as soon as 2040 — a period well within the lifetime of much of the global population.”
Avoiding the cataclysm, says the New York Times report, will require “transforming the world economy at a speed and scale that has ‘no documented historic precedent.'”
PS: Here’s a Washington Post account of the same study. Perhaps even
Speaking of the horrors of a baking globe: see this story about a drought-afflicted part of Australia where the future is now.