Q&A: On Earth Day, ask the Post your questions about climate change
It is still possible for humanity to avoid the most catastrophic consequences of climate change, but the world’s top energy experts, economists and social scientists say the planet is running out of time to limit global warming and achieve the goals of the 2015 Paris climate agreement.
The latest scientific assessment from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, released earlier this month, outlines the massive changes needed to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. Some of the actions needed to meet this challenge, such as decarbonising buildings, promoting renewable energy and improving access to public transport, require big investments and a step change in policy, but they can also significantly improve people’s daily lives.
In February, The Post’s climate team put together a series of steps everyone can take to reduce their carbon footprint. You can try reducing the amount of food you waste or throwing grass on your lawn. On Friday, to commemorate Earth Day, reporters Sarah Kaplan and Brady Dennis will answer your questions about the planet’s changing climate and what scientists have said is coming.
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Teddy Amenabaran editor from The Post’s audience team, produced this Q&A.