You need to forget about Trump’s wall. Its what Trump is doing to the climate that matters. It is the effect Trump is having on our oceans that counts. Its what he is doing to the majestic glaciers of the world that is important.
As the US and other big polluters are accused of deliberately undermining the UN climate talks and promoting climate denial, there are further grave warnings from the Arctic and Antarctic, regarding the impact that climate change is having on our polar regions.
“We are the ones in control right now, but once we go past 2 degrees, we see that the Earth system tips over from being a friend to a foe. We totally hand over our fate to an Earth system that starts rolling out of equilibrium.”
As the Arctic melts due to climate change, which is being driven by our fossil fuel addiction, the fossil fuel industry is now exploiting the increasingly ice-free region.
There are further warning signs regarding climate change from Alaska, now seen as the US’ canary in the coal mine. Earlier this month, as New York shivered – Alaska sweltered.
The “Arctic shows no sign of returning to reliably frozen region of recent past decades”
Make no mistake. For those of us working on environmental issues, for social justice, to protect our children, our health, our water, our communities who are on the frontline of fossil fuel extraction, we are in a fight like never before.
Oh the irony. A scientific expedition examining the effects of climate change has been cancelled because of .. climate change.
How can it be that as the evidence about climate change gets stronger, politicians like Trump seem to get more ignorant?
Later today in Stockholm, a conference organised by the business group, the International Chamber of Commerce, examines “Bridging the Climate Change Policy Gap.”