So the Earth isn’t warming, you say? It’s been on “hiatus”, you say? November 2015 was the warmest November on record.
It’s now all but certain that 2015 will eclipse 2014 as the warmest year on record.
And this is while we continue to pump 40 billion tons of CO₂ into the atmosphere every year, from the combined efforts of burning fossil fuels, cutting down the forests that could help trap the carbon dioxide, burning the wood that we cut down from those forests, and then using the cleared forest land to raise cattle — some of the greatest greenhouse gas producers of all time.
There is good news. A little. In Paris, 195 nations agreed to work to cut our emissions. Some of the world’s larger cities are joining universities, foundations, and churches in divesting from fossil fuels. And public opinion is shifting — more Americans than ever understand that anthropogenic climate change is occurring and is already causing problems, and more than ever want something to be done about it.