Australian Companies' Negligence on Tackling Climate Change Will Cost Us
Jan 5, 2017 3:30 AM ET
Originally posted on the Sydney Morning Herald
As you contemplate the coming year, what it might bring, and your own personal goals and hopes, here's a little fact to help orient your thoughts: planet Earth has just experienced its warmest year since records began.
If that news sounds familiar, it might be because that the same was also true for 2015. And 2014. Temperatures are now more than 1 degree above pre-industrial levels and on current trends are set to pass the 2 degree mark agreed to in Paris within two decades.