It is time to kick the polluters out of the UN climate negotiations. They should have been kicked out decades ago. But it needs to happen now. Once and for all.
How many fires will it take, how many deaths will it take, how many sick struggling to breathe or unclog their lungs from the toxic smoke, before Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison stands up to the fossil fuel lobby and instead stands for the people who elected him?
We’re blowing through our carbon budget the way an addict blows through cash. At a time when carbon dioxide pollution is higher than it’s ever been.
António Guterres, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, opened this year's climate change talks with a rousing speech, stating: “Do we really want to be remembered as the generation that buried its head in the sand, that fiddled while the planet burned?”