In October 2018, the United Nations‘ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a shocking warning that we have just 12 years to avoid climate catastrophe.
But is it already too late?
For Professor Jason Box, a Copenhagen-based ice climatologist and former lead author for the organisation, humanity’s predicament is now almost beyond repair.
“When we lose the reflective cover of the arctic sea ice, when we lose the Greenland ice sheet, the climate system globally unravels. And it’s going to create the kind of problems that will make it pretty hard to govern society: the migrations, the droughts,” he says.
“What’s at risk here is practically civilisation.”
The obvious initiatives, such as energy conservation, adopting alternatives to fossil fuels and agreeing and then enforcing