SMOKE BLANKETS SIBERIA. (PHOTO - EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY) ACCORDING TO THE WORLD WEATHER ATTRIBUTION CENTRE, THE 2020 HEATWAVE THERE WAS "ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE" WITHOUT CLIMATE CHANGE. IN THE FIRST 6 MONTHS, SIBERIA RECORDED A RECORD-BREAKING 38 DEGREES C. IT LED TO WILDFIRES, LOSS OF PERMAFROST AND AN INVASION OF PESTS.
Tuesday, 28 May 2019
Stop using taxpayers’ money to destroy the world: Guterres
Fires around Fort McMurray, Alberta, 2016. The red dots show active fires.The European Space Agency.
The idea that subsidizing fossil fuels is a way to improve people’s lives could not be more wrong, says António Guterres, the UN Secretary-General, because it means spending taxpayers’ money to “boost hurricanes, spread droughts, melt glaciers, bleach corals: destroy the world.” Story here.