Tuesday 21 November 2017

Climate change could be our final undoing

Polar bears – like this one pictured in the Arctic – will not survive without action to tackle climate change and save their rapidly disappearing Arctic
habitat, conservationists warn
Polar bears – like this one pictured in the Arctic – will not survive without action to tackle climate change and save their rapidly disappearing Arctic habitat, conservationists warn
Liz O'Donnell

Liz O'Donnell

Advocates and campaigners for climate justice struggle to make the threat of global warming relevant to the general public. People are busy and understandably preoccupied by the day-to-day struggles of raising families and responding to the demands of work. Some people even find it hard to keep up with the routine domestic political agenda and rely on the media to keep abreast of current affairs.

So, expecting people to reflect on the seemingly remote implications of climate change is challenging.

Occasionally, a report from NASA or the UN and other agencies heralding the melting of the ice at the north or south poles, causing rising sea levels, forces the reader to stop and ponder.

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