For too long, naysayers have been allowed to dispute the need for climate action by arguing that the science is unsettled. It is a tactic that has proven devastatingly costly in convincing many to ignore reality.
The weather of 1970s Scotland may not seem all that very different to the weather we experience today, judged by the perhaps hazy memories of those who were around at the time. However, on a global scale, the insurance industry will have noticed a huge difference.
If we lose our major sinks — if they become major sources of GHG emissions — we are sunk. But if we can mobilize globally and locally to protect and manage our carbon sinks, we might yet manage a smart transition to a net-zero future.
After multiple bankruptcies, criminal convictions and a legislative rescue, it's abundantly clear that state officials must accelerate efforts to fundamentally change the ownership and management of the utility.
It's an established fact that rising sea levels will affect the supply of fresh groundwater along the South Carolina coast — it already has, especially in some shallower, private wells east of U.S. Highway 17.
Will electric vehicles be able to handle the steep and tough road Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern acknowledges stretches ahead of us following the release of the Climate Change Commission's final report?