An existential threat – Part 1

This four part series of pages explains the myriad of changes we are forcing Earth to undergo pose a threat to the existence of civilisation.
Part one provides an introduction and describes sea level rise due to ice sheet loss.

Greenhouse gas emissions

Rapidly increasing CO2 emissions, mainly from our energy systems, almost solely determine Earth’s long term warming commitment. These emissions continue to grow with no peak in sight, at a rate unprecedented in the past 66 million years.