Despite the pandemic, carbon emissions are at an all-time high, topping records over the past 3.6 million years. For years, scientists have warned of humans approaching a critical tipping point of global warming – and it’s here. Sustainability scientist Dr. Kimberly Nicholas joins Viewpoints this week to break down the current climate landscape and explain why turning things around requires a collective effort.
- Dr. Kimberly Nicholas, associate professor, sustainability science, Lund University, author, Under the Sky We Make: How to Be Human in a Warming World.
Links for more information:
- USA Today: COVID-19 hasn’t slowed global warming: Earth’s carbon dioxide levels highest in over 3 million years, NOAA says
- The Washington Post: As rainstorms grow more severe and frequent, communities fail to prepare for risks
- Kimberly Nicholas’ Twitter: @KA_Nicholas