Time to Pick Up the Pace: Climate Change, Risk, Resilience

The world is warming. About that there is no doubt. 2015 was a hot year – the hottest on record. The first two months of 2016 continued to shatter temperature records. In February, we crossed the 1.5°C threshold, meaning average global temperatures that month passed what many governments say should be the limit, that of a world 1.5 degrees warmer than pre-industrial times. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) also just reported the largest 12-month jump in carbon dioxide concentrations ever, with global concentrations rising by 3.76 parts per million (ppm) to 404 ppm. “Carbon dioxide concentrations haven’t been [...]