On Friday, the youth spoke. And they spoke loudly. In excess of a million young people skipped school and colleges and marched around the globe demanding urgent action on climate change.
One of the world’s most secretive billionaires is still pouring millions into climate denial, despite scientists concluding we have reached the “gold standard” linking human activity to climate change.
So do we continue our climate denial and slowly boil like frogs or do we act now in the radical way that is needed to avoid a climate emergency?
Trump “celebrated the US being the world’s No. 1 oil and gas producer. And the house cheered – they cheered for the knowing destabilization of the planet. Don’t call them deniers, they are arsonists.”
As the Arctic warms due to global warming, it is weakening the polar jet stream which normally keeps the cold air over the Arctic, and therefore it moves south over the continental US.
Two years into his Presidency, the fullblown cost of Donald Trump’s assault on human health, the environment and on science is becoming brutally and painfully clear.
Just as the people of the Niger Delta have been demanding justice from Shell for decades, many of us have been demanding climate justice for decades too. But the hour glass has nearly run dry. The time to act is now. We cannot allow another COP to pass with just empty promises.
A new scientific paper published in the prestigious journal Nature has analysed over 3,000 relevant academic papers to find examples of climate hazards impacting humans. Their conclusions are startling.
A week on from Black Friday, Australian children are planning a “Big School Walkout for Climate Action”, to demand greater action by the government of climate denier, Scott Morrison.
The disconnect between the need for action to reduce carbon emissions and the fossil fuel fantasy-land that Trump lives in, has never been greater.