Roger Pielke Jr.: We Are Successfully Adapting To Climate Change
When the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its highly anticipated report on global warming in early August, U.N Secretary-General António Guterres declared it “a code red for humanity,” insisting that “the alarm bells are deafening, and the evidence is irrefutable: greenhouse-gas emissions from fossil-fuel burning and deforestation are choking our planet and putting billions of people at immediate risk.”
Guterres’ “code red” language was echoed by many reporters and activists, some of whom called humanity “guilty as hell” of “climate crimes.” Others prophesied that the climate news was only going to get worse and that we faced a choice of immediately passing the Green New Deal or death.
Roger Pielke Jr., a professor of environmental studies at the University o
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