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.