We averted "game over" on Nov. 3

The most striking thing about the election for me is how enormous, how complete the environmental choice was. In the view of many climate scientists, had Trump been reelected, it would have been "game over" for the planet. It's startling to say so; it sounds hyperbolic. And yet that's where we're at. The IPCC says we have till 2030 to reduce emissions 50%. If we don't, there's no chance of getting to net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and holding warming to 1.5ºC (almost 3ºF). We're now living with warming of 1.0ºC. Imagine 1.5º, let alone 2.0º.

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