2050: The Fight for Earth

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Three decades from now, we will be on the cusp of 2050, the year by which we must have already acted—with urgency as outlined by the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change—to have any chance of keeping average global warming to 1.5°C above 19th century levels. That is the line above which scientists agree that the effects of climate change—extreme weather, rising seas, wildfires, a deepening refugee crisis—will be even more disastrous. Our intent with this issue is to send a clear message: we need to act fast, and we can.—Edward Felsenthal, Editor-in-Chief and CEO of TIME.

    2050: The Fight for Earth

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