Many parts of the world are experiencing record extreme heat right now. And now it’s the UK’s turn. Earlier today, the country’s official weather forecasters, the Met Office extended an “amber extreme” heat warning, as temperatures look set to rocket later this week and early next week too.
How can you keep saying the earth is not warming when quite clearly it is? How can you they continue denying the evidence of climate change when everyday there is growing evidence of our climate emergency, in record fires and floods. And so the climate deniers have had to shape shift again.
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?
“Oil companies like Exxon knew the scientific reality of climate change forty years ago but waged a war of deception that cost us precious time in the fight to save our planet”.
No wonder Trump and the Republicans are excited at Boris Johnson becoming the UK Prime Minister. He is one of their own. He is cut from the same cloth. He is a climate denier.
Trump’s talk is entitled “America’s Environmental Leadership”, despite the fact that his Administration has pulled the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement, denies the climate crisis, promotes fossil fuels at all costs, and is gutting dozens upon dozens of environmental regulations.
To coincide with the G20 summit last week, thousands of activists from around the world – in Japan, Indonesia, India, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Australia, the US – mobilized to protest against Japan’s continued financing of dirty coal.
Anyone new walking into a climate conference would be shocked at how simple words get argued upon for hours with the climate wreckers’ simple task of trying to increase the uncertainty of the science in the text or reduce the urgency of our coming climate catastrophe.
Hurricane Florence is the new extreme – made worse by climate change – and Trump is complicit in the disaster that is about to unfold.
As more and more Americans link extreme weather to climate change, its time the media did so too