Climate Change scientists' thoughts on the future
Unfortunately, the British press is still giving scant coverage to our accelerating climate change catastrophe but there are television articles being broadcast in other countries. Below is a very good one from Australia. I wanted to put it in this blog because its climate scientists talk about our future in real terms. They know what's coming and they are worrying whether they should have children, because those children will experience its full ferocity. They are planning where they can live in a hotter world, and which countries they'll be allowed to move to, in order to escape deathly heatwaves. These are questions that we all need to be asking now.
It's true that discussions about stopping climate change are going on in the press now, but they are far too late and are connected with no concrete action. Also, there are discussions about reducing the climate change effect to a manageable level but these are based on wildly optimistic predictions and they also have no concrete action connected with them either. Tragically, the opportunity to stop catastrophic global climate change has gone. Feedback mechanisms, such as our warming arctic and the accompanying methane release, are now accelerating global warming forward, like a runaway train on a hill. This is no longer a time for discussion about what to do about stopping climate change. The only valid questions to ask now are 'who will survive what's to come' and 'how will they do it'?