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Problems with the current energy system
Energy and climate change
Climate change is already happening – wreaking devastation on communities and ecosystems around the world. Without urgent action to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, we face a far worse situation of runaway climate change, with impacts which would dramatically overshadow anything we are seeing today. Exceeding climate tipping points brings a near certainty of even greater hunger, drought, flooding, and temperature and weather extremes, as well as mass extinctions and the forced migration of billions of people, combined with the breakdown of social order and political systems in many places.