Calling a spade a spade. It’s “global heating”

Dec 17, 2018, 7:16 AM EST
Gentle "global warming" doesn't sum up the magnitude of destruction.
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Global warming would be a soft term to describe the current changes in the planet’s climate system, according to Professor Richard Betts, who heads the climate research arm of Britain’s meteorological monitoring organization.

Betts argues that the shift in the energy balance of the planet is better described by the term “global heating,” for it goes on to highlight the risk of these changes rather than just hinting at uncertainty, writes The Guardian.

The professor cited how climate change has disrupted the timings of the natural processes such as the blossoming of trees and laying of eggs, and how all these shifting patterns compound the risk for the humanity.

Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, a professor of theoretical physics, can’t agree more with Betts, acknowledging that the magnitude of destruction, we face today, isn’t summed up by gentle “global warming.”