Climate Myth Busters
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Climate Emergency Forum discusses the UN’s “Climate Myth Busters” website, which aims to debunk common misconceptions about climate change, highlighting some of the key points.

This video was recorded on April 10th, 2024, and published on April 28th, 2024.

Climate change is already happening and affecting different regions in varying degrees, with noticeable changes in weather patterns, rising sea levels, and more extreme weather events. This is not a future problem, but a present reality. The rapid warming observed in the last 200 years is directly linked to the increased burning of fossil fuels, which has released large amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

The hosts express frustration with some scientists who continue to perpetuate myths, such as the belief that limiting global warming to 1.5°C is still possible. They argue that this is a dangerous myth that is not supported by scientific evidence, and that we are already beyond the point of being able to limit warming to that level. The hosts emphasize the urgent need for immediate and drastic action to reduce emissions and transition to renewable energy sources.

Also mentioned are positive developments in the renewable energy sector, with many regions and countries already generating 100% of their electricity from renewable sources along with the potential for job creation, which could offset job losses in the fossil fuel sector. Some optimism is expressed about the potential for a rapid transition to a clean energy economy, but stress the need for a change in mindset and political will to make it happen.


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