It is clear: to restrict global warming to 2 degrees Centigrade we need to leave most of the remaining fossil fuel reserves in the ground. We must stop using oil, coal and gas and, instead, we must use renewable, zero-carbon energy sources.
And yet, politicians sit on their hands and do very little to encourage both reduced use of fossil fuels and increased use of renewables.
The Guardian Newspaper has decided to increase their coverage of these issues, giving them a much higher priority and starting with a series of articles on its front page. With the Guardian’s global on-line reach this is a step change in both thinking and action on this topic.
The articles are an excellent resource for understanding the current situation and begin with a statement from their chief editor, Alan Rusbridger: Climate change: why the Guardian is putting threat to Earth front and centre
This is followed by:
Two extracts from Naomi Klein’s book “This changes everything”
“Climate fight won’t wait for Paris, vive la resistance” by climate activist Bill McKibben
“Keep it in the ground” by George Monbiot
I urge you to read some or all of these articles.
Here is a link to an article by another blogger that also covers the Guardian’s climate change series.
The image at the head of this article is of a tornado and comes from Wikipedia.