This is the title of the latest article from Graham Readfearn at the Guardian. For me, I think an equally acceptable one would be…
25 years with our heads in the sand. Not even ostriches are stupid enough to do that.
Anyway, Graham writes…
The latest blockbuster United Nations report on the impacts of climate change makes dire reading, just as the first one did almost a quarter of a century ago.
Entire island nations “rendered uninhabitable”, millions of people to be displaced by floods and rising seas, uncertainties over global food supplies and severe impacts on human health across the world.
The news from the United Nations on the likely impacts of climate change is dire, especially for the poorest people on the planet.
There will likely be more floods, more droughts and more intense heatwaves, says the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
As human emissions of greenhouse gases continue to rise, natural ecosystems come under extreme stress with “significant” knock-on effects for societies….