Earth Hit by Climate Inferno: Can Humans Evolve in Time to Avoid Extinction?

July 26th, 2023 - by Avaaz

It is commonly held that the maximum temperature humans can survive is 108.14-degree Fahrenheit (42.3-degree Celsius). Higher temperatures an cause irreparable damage to brain.

Earth Hit by Climate Inferno

(July 26, 2023) — Earth just had the hottest day, week, and month in 120,000 years.

Four continents are under extreme heat warnings and Canada has been on fire for months. Skies in the US turned a toxic orange, Beijing residents are hiding underground, and millions are starving from a megadrought in East Africa.

And this is just the start.

The pandemic killed millions and put the world on lockdown. But the intensifying climate crisis will be of a totally different magnitude, lasting for centuries. This is the fight of our lives — for our lives.

Our movement has a pivotal role to play, right now. From putting the US government on trial for fuelling the climate crisis, to going all-out for the Amazon at the upcoming emergency summit — the weeks and months ahead could be decisive.

Read more below — but if you’re already feeling the extreme urgency of this moment, then please fund our fight by making a weekly donation. Avaaz is 100% funded by people like you, and the more we raise, the harder we can fight!

Humans are fragile. Beyond a certain temperature, we simply overheat and die.

Vast areas of the planet are now approaching that red line, when just a few hours outside will be deadly. Yet world leaders are still aggressively fuelling the crisis. We’re the snake eating its own tail.

As the world bakes, this is the moment to harness public attention and force radical action. But we’re up against the world’s most powerful corporations and governments. While our voices are powerful, regular donations allow us to power months-long court cases, pivotal research, and direct advocacy in the halls of power.

Our small donations, pooled from across the planet, will have a direct impact at this critical time. If we raise enough, our movement could:

  • Support 21 young people who are putting the entire US government on trial for intensifying the climate crisis. This historic case could accelerate our fight for the future like nothing else — and we can fund its very foundations.
  • Unleash a campaigning firestorm at a crucial summit to save the Amazon. We’ll fund a powerful delegation of Indigenous leaders and channel our voices into the heart of the emergency talks — starting in weeks!
  • Supercharge a ground-breaking court case that could legally force 32 EU governments to take radical climate action. We’re going all out, but funding is tighter than ever.
  • Launch bold, new mass-mobilisation campaigns to put maximum pressure on decision makers at this crucial moment in history; and
  • Support vulnerable communities in the wake of climate disasters — reacting at lightning speed with life-saving aid and huge campaigns to draw global attention.

The climate crisis is not just urgent or serious. It is existential. When the world is in peril, you don’t stop fighting — you go harder than ever. We’ll do it together.

With fierce hope and endless determination, always,
Mike, Adela, Kaitlin, Camille, Bert, Diego, Nick, Ana Sofia, Alis, and the whole team at Avaaz.

Evolving to Survive Climate Change

Avaaz isn’t just about petitions. We are a thriving movement of people, from every country on Earth. We are lawyers, activists, journalists, and grandparents — and we are holding our leaders’ feet to the fire. We are funding giant nature reserves, fighting alongside Indigenous communities, and defending the Earth’s most precious ecosystems. When we come together, all 69 million of us, we are capable of the most extraordinary things. This moment demands nothing less.

More information:
‘Everyone should be concerned’: Antarctic sea ice reaches lowest levels ever recorded (The Guardian)

•  Human Adaptation to Heat Can’t Keep Up With Human-Caused Climate Change (Time)

•  Recent events indicate Earth’s climate has entered uncharted territory (Associated Press)