Climate change is more than a fight over the future of our planet – it is a fight between young and old, male and female, white versus people of colour, people of power and privilege versus people from impoverished and indigenous communities.
After the UN climate Summit, Andrew Steer, head of the World Resources Institute and a former World Bank official, said the Big Polluters fell “woefully short” of expectations. “Their lack of ambition stands in sharp contrast with the growing demand for action around the world.”
Twice as many Americans want climate action, not war. It is that simple.
The Trump Administration has signalled its “aggressive” intent to open up the entire coastal plain of the Arctic National Widlife Refuge, long seen as America’s last true wilderness and seen as its Crown Jewels or the America’s Serengeti.
But no matter the evidence, the climate deniers are planning for one last stand
“What we describe as a record heat-wave in a few decades, we will simply call that summer. A typical summer’s day will be like the most extreme day we have seen in our lifetimes, at this point.”
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.
Since taking office, the Trump administration has offered close to 378 million acres of public lands and waters for oil and gas leasing, which is more acreage than any other administration in history.
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.