Head of School's Corner
In the United States and the Caribbean, indeed elsewhere as well, there have been many dangerous, destructive storms recently.For most people who consider such phenomena, including me, these changing and fierce weather patterns are one physical and powerful indication of the warming of our precious planet. A target set a few years ago, of limiting the rise in average global temperatures to no more than a maximum of 2 degrees Celsius, now seems unrealistic. Two separate studies published in late July in the journal Nature Climate Change predicted higher average rises than this by the end of the century.
Why should we care? Quite simply, because any average increase beyond that magic but scientifically verified small number of 2 degrees will change lives, ours and many other species, on planet earth. We shall experience mass extinctions, caused by humans. Our seas will rise higher, threatening our coastal cities, and their intensifying acidity will kill off some sea …
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