Someone recently told me that climate harm impacts were not imminent but rather something that would be a problem for future generations. Perhaps this thinking is a coping mechanism. Perhaps it’s a way to avoid making personal changes needed. Either way, it’s delusional. The costs (and solutions) are here now, if we chose to see them.
As a series of destructive hurricanes hit the United States, devastating floods in South Asia have killed more than 1,300 people. “[Bangladesh] is the most densely populated country in the world. … It’s becoming a situation where we will have have hundreds of thousands of climate refugees,” says Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank and recipient of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize. His new book is titled “A World of Three Zeros: The New Economics of Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment, and Zero Net Carbon Emissions.” Here is a direct video link.