These 6 Numbers Define The Climate Challenge In A Changing U.S.

Joe Biden takes office during an increasingly obvious and destructive climate crisis. To rein it in, he’ll have to keep these 6 numbers in mind.

1.25 °C, degrees the Earth has warmed.

945 Gigatons, carbon emissions left inthe budget to stay under 2°C.

22, Number of billion-dollar climate-related disasters in U.S. in 2020.

2035, Year when Arctic sea ice may vanish in the summer.

28 %, Electricity the world gets from renewables.

51 %, Americans under 45 who say climate change has influenced their decision about where to live.

By Alejandra Borunda. National Geographic. January 19, 2021.

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