Earth entered a new phase of era of anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD) in September, Truthout author Dahr Jamail writes.
September 2016 will now be remembered as the month that Earth passed the threshold of 400 ppm of CO2 in the atmosphere permanently, according to scientists.
That means that no one currently alive on the planet will ever again see an atmosphere with less than 400 ppm CO2.
Former NASA senior climate scientist James Hansen and 11 other experts showed that Earth is the hottest it has been for 115,000 years in a recently published study. The study showed that “the planet has not seen temperatures this high since the last interglacial era, a time when global sea levels were 20 to 30 feet higher than they are right now.”
The article states that more than one-fifth of the Great Barrier Reef died off this year during a major bleaching event.