Paul Beckwith, from the University of Ottawa’s Laboratory for Paleoclimatology and Climatology, in a 3-part series of 15-minute videos builds a very strong scientific case showing that our climate system is spiralling out of control, threatening our very survival on Earth. He then discusses how government leaders around the planet must declare a climate change emergency. This would open up money and resources to deploy the three-legged-barstool survival strategies: Leg 1: slash fossil fuel emissions; Leg 2: deploy carbon dioxide removal tech; Leg 3: cool the Arctic.
He also points to dire consequences over the next few years that we must all learn to adapt to, and change our lifestyle if we are to survive and live an acceptable quality of life. We all have a responsibility to ensure a future for the human race, for nature and the planet as a life-supporting resource.
Whether the climate change which is now evident to everyone is caused primarily by humanity or some natural process, e.g. solar activity, we need to start adapting to the changes that climate change will bring, and contribute to a slowing of the change if it’s possible, as Paul Beckwith suggests.