As shocking as watching people walk around the Bay Area with surgical masks on due to smoke and horrendous air quality, it is starting a discussion. When public health and environmental issues become visible, the results of climate change become relevant.
Two degrees. This has always been the focus, the threshold, the point of no return. At the San Francisco Global Climate Action Summit, a temperature increase of two degrees no longer seemed urgent enough. And it isn’t.
After three consecutive years of drought, Day Zero, the day water sources are officially predicted to run out, fast approaches in Cape Town, South Africa.