The news is not good
There are times when I put on a happy face and try to spread my enthusiasm for climate change work in order to bring more people on board. But sometimes I need to just say it like it is, frightening or not. Today is one of those days. An article in the Star this week was headlined “Worst decade yet as we sleepwalk to disaster.” A new report from the United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization says “the Earth has warmed faster since the turn of the century than any other time on record, almost doubling the pace of sea-level increase and causing a staggering jump in heat-related deaths around the world.” Scary, eh? This jumped out at me as well, “…each report is scarier than the last but it doesn’t seem to bother people or governments much.” Hmmm. I think it’s time for all of us to stand up and speak out, and let our governments know we want serious action.
To read more:
- Star article
- from UN News Centre re report The Global Climate 2001-2010: A Decade of Climate Extremes