Forget the 12 year deadline touted by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Beto O’Rourke, and Bernie Sanders; the BBC News is now reporting that humans have just 18 months to “save the planet.”
“Do you remember the good old days when we had ‘12 years to save the planet’? Now it seems, there’s a growing consensus that the next 18 months will be critical in dealing with the global heating crisis, among other environmental challenges,” reports the BBC. “Last year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reported that to keep the rise in global temperatures below 1.5C this century, emissions of carbon dioxide would have to be cut by 45% by 2030.”
“But today, observers recognise that the decisive, political steps to enable the cuts in carbon to take place will have to happen before the end of next year,” adds the article. “The idea that 2020 is a firm deadline was eloquently addressed by one of the world’s top climate scientists, speaking back in 2017.”
“The climate math is brutally clear: While the world can’t be healed within the next few years, it may be fatally wounded by negligence until 2020,” said one scientist.
Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders doubled-down on his non-stop climate crusade last week; suggesting the USA should direct upwards of $1.5 trillion to reduce the global risks posed by rising temperatures.
“Instead of spending $1.5 trillion on weapons to kill one other, let us unite against the common enemy that is climate change,” posted Sanders on social media.
Instead of spending $1.5 trillion on weapons to kill one other, let us unite against the common enemy that is climate change.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) July 20, 2019
Sanders blamed the current heat-wave sweeping the Northeast USA on Donald Trump’s two-year presidency Friday; saying the Commander-in-Chief is “is threatening the lives of our children.”
“The past 5 years are the hottest on record
This June is the hottest June recorded
Thousands die in heatwaves around the world
Trump’s ignorance is threatening the lives of our children. For their sake, we must stand up to the fossil fuel industry and build a green economy,” posted Sanders on social media.
⚠️The past 5 years are the hottest on record
⚠️This June is the hottest June recorded
⚠️Thousands die in heatwaves around the world
Trump's ignorance is threatening the lives of our children. For their sake, we must stand up to the fossil fuel industry and build a green economy. https://t.co/kCe0KfZClg
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) July 19, 2019