By Lisa Ann Pinkerton
Orginally published on The Huffington Post
NASA released a report in August that showed the average global temperature in 2015 was the highest it’s ever been since record keeping of the planet’s temperature began in 1880. Based on the data, NASA concluded that even with significant and very rapid cuts in carbon dioxide emissions and increases in earth-friendly environmental engineering, that the increase in the planet’s temperature is likely to be a chronic problem for society for the next 100 years.
Over the past 30 years, the environmental and climate action movements have leaned on reports such as this to compel the public at large, from consumers to policymakers, to move society to a cleaner, greener more sustainable world. However, the reality is that facts and statistics have not and will not prompt wholesale, world-wide changes in the way most of us live and work as a species.
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