We’re Running Low On Time – Warnings From The IPPC Report


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  1. This is a very good, thought provoking post. I wonder how many warnings we’ll need before we finally take action. To me it seems that climate change has gone down in people’s perception. We are all much more willing to engage with something like the plastic problem than the damage we are doing through C emissions.

  1. October 24, 2018

    […] recent IPCC report was certainly a sobering reminder of what’s at stake. If you’re looking to take action […]

  2. November 1, 2018

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  3. November 1, 2018

    […] Although this one came out a couple years ago, it is no less relevant and insightful. In Everything’s Cool, the documentary filmmakers Daniel B. Gold & Judith Helfand explore the science behind global warming, and the United States government’s response to the plethora of scientific evidence and urgent warnings that immediate action and attention are needed (see Running Low on Time). […]

  4. November 2, 2018

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  5. November 5, 2018

    […] This is obviously wretched in light of the need to work collectively in the face of climate change. Global warming is by definition a global problem, and effects all life on this planet, including the US. Furthermore, the US has a considerable responsibility for this warming given the amount of fossil fuels and greenhouse gases it contributes, and has contributed over the decades. The scientists have warned us that we need to act, and act quickly (see Running Low on Time)! […]

  6. November 9, 2018

    […] fuels and deforestation, the political trend seems to be at odds with the scientific consensus (see Running Low On Time). It hurts, but we must press […]

  7. November 16, 2018

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  8. November 28, 2018

    […] need for greater action in the face of climate change. As we keep hearing from  the scientists, we are running low on time! Although many might not need the reminder, as they witness firsthand the environmental changes […]

  9. December 8, 2018

    […] leading climate scientists have painted a pretty grim picture of what is yet to come (see Running Low On Time), and the majority of global governments have yet to demonstrate the political will to take serious […]

  10. December 15, 2018

    […] the scientists have warned us, the planet is warming because of our over-exploitation and abuse of the earth’s natural […]

  11. January 5, 2019

    […] for greater action in the face of climate change. As we keep hearing from  the scientists, we are running low on time! Although many might not need the reminder, as they witness firsthand the environmental […]

  12. January 8, 2019

    […] we didn’t have this rapidly incoming deadline (see Running Low on Time), I’d say good job. But the goal here isn’t obtaining an agreement, it’s about […]

  13. January 9, 2019

    […] we didn’t have this rapidly incoming deadline (see Running Low on Time), I’d say good job. But the goal here isn’t obtaining an agreement, it’s about […]

  14. January 10, 2019

    […] we didn’t have this rapidly incoming deadline (see Running Low on Time), I’d say good job. But the goal here isn’t obtaining an agreement, it’s about […]

  15. March 23, 2019

    […] As a scientist who has studied in depth the effects of rising GHGs, he was understandably alarmed by what he observed from the earth’s climate data. It was (and is) evident that humans were impacting the earth’s climate, and it was having an increasingly devastating effect (see Running Low On Time). […]

  16. April 5, 2019

    […] want to solve the frightening climate crisis, we must first collectively acknowledge the science. We are running low on time. It is therefore imperative that we try and understand our present reality and work together to […]

  17. April 11, 2019

    […] out the 6th mass extinction. We know the climate is changing, and that we are the cause (see also Running Low On Time). So why don’t we reconsider how we operate. Business, and the economy at large, can be a […]

  18. June 15, 2019

    […] threat to human civilization. The scientists have warned us, time and time again (see also Running Low On Time). Rather, Wallace-Wells paints for us, with painful clarity, the picture of the future course on […]

  19. September 8, 2019

    […] fact, the world’s scientists have been delivering this message for decades! We can and must do more. Not just for the all the amazing creatures we learn about […]

  20. February 12, 2020

    […] what was going on with the environment, pollution, consumption and climate change, the more our concerns also grew. What kind of world would our children grow up […]

  21. February 27, 2020

    […] gases, that are in turn warming the planet. We are literally changing the earth’s climate. The science tells us we need to stop, or face the dire consequences. The political will however is still severely lacking as the people […]

  22. March 9, 2020

    […] quote) carry significant importance. As a result of our obsession with fossil fuels, planetary climate change is already upon us, and we will need all the tools of science, knowledge, and wisdom to be able to solve this […]

  23. July 4, 2020

    […] context of the IPCC report, and the urgent need for a rapid transition to more sustainable societies, Japan is once again […]

  24. July 10, 2020

    […] Progress has been made to be sure, and we must celebrate the wins, but there is still so much to do. He said as much then, and it’s still applicable today. You can’t simply wait for things to get sorted out, but rather be an active participate in your life and your world. It is the same for the climate crisis. […]

  25. July 30, 2020

    […] dangers and realities associated with climate change and resource scarcity are already here (see Running Low On Time). Corporations therefore need to respond accordingly, if they wish to remain relevant and […]

  26. August 3, 2020

    […] This comes as a sharp contrast to the rhetoric and actions of the current US President. The American executive administration has not only chosen to follow a policy of isolationism and division, but it is also blatantly turning away from the scientific consensus calling for urgent climate action. […]

  27. August 21, 2020

    […] you are no doubt aware, the planet is warming. The earth’s climate is changing at an increasingly rapid rate, and those privileged enough to be educated to that fact are wondering what to do about […]

  28. August 25, 2020

    […] of us concerned with sustainability and climate change, we can definitely use this motivation. Our natural world is being threatened, the environment eroded, and species are being wiped out on a massive scale. We must fight to stop […]

  29. September 25, 2020

    […] are in a climate emergency. Unfortunately for us, the very leaders elected to represent us, are not doing their duty. Rather […]

  30. October 1, 2020

    […] the US government’s response the climate crisis, and the plethora of scientific evidence and urgent warnings. It’s abundantly clear that immediate action is desperately needed to address the issue. […]

  31. October 20, 2020

    […] of our planet, it will only become worse. The science is clear. We are hovering dangerously close to a threshold, past which we will lose the ability to prevent further catastrophic change. It requires genuine […]

  32. November 25, 2020

    […] less carbon emissions than from burning fossil fuels, it’s simply too long a solution (see Running Low On Time). And that’s without even considering the enormous costs, the nuclear waste, and the […]

  33. December 4, 2020

    […] Acknowledging this threat should consequently unleash the necessary response from our collective societies. Scientists have already presented us with the data. We need to act, and quickly. According to the last IPCC report, we were allocated just 12 years to take serious action. Clearly, we are running low on time. […]

  34. December 26, 2020

    […] Global temperatures have continued to rise, but government climate action has not. At least not to the extent mandated by the crisis. As a result, we must now look to ourselves to generate the actions required to combat catastrophic climate change. Bill McKibben decided to do just that! […]

  35. February 5, 2021

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  36. February 13, 2021

    […] It’s an effort to help restore natural ecosystems. Not only are they awesome enough to obviously merit protection, but they also serve as a means of mitigating climate change. The previous administration had cut protected lands so dramatically, that only about 12% of land in the U.S. is currently protected. The new climate plan is coming from a place of urgency, and honestly, it’s clearly called for. […]

  37. February 13, 2021

    […] knew she needed to do something. Prior to looking into it herself, Jennifer hadn’t fully realized the urgency. She does now. “We really only have ten years,” she thought and, “my son […]

  38. March 9, 2021

    […] the film wraps up it’s final act with the climate crisis. We are hurtling towards an ever increasing amount of carbon in the atmosphere, heating the planet at our peril (Act 5). We see further evidence of the crisis, as well as the […]

  39. April 14, 2021

    […] to be taking place during a critical period of global climate change. We know that we’re running low on time when it comes to dealing with the climate […]

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