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Critical measures of global heating reaching tipping point, study finds

“There is growing evidence we are getting close to or have already gone beyond tipping points associated with important parts of the Earth system”

  • The 5 hottest years on record have all occurred since 2015
  • Livestock now number more than 4 billion, and their total mass is more than that of all humans and wild animals combined.
  • Forest loss in the Brazilian Amazon increased in both 2019 and 2020, reaching a 12-year high in 2020.

“A major lesson from Covid-19 is that even colossally decreased transportation and consumption are not nearly enough and that, instead, transformational system changes are required.”