Letter: Climate issue must be addressed
Saturday, December 8, 2012
"Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4°C Warmer World Must Be Avoided," was written for the World Bank by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Climate Analytics. It said, "Humans must implement a series of radical measures to halt carbon emissions or prepare for the collapse of entire ecosystems and the displacement, suffering and death of hundreds of millions of the globe's inhabitants."
The continued failure to respond aggressively to climate change, the report warns, will mean that the planet will inevitably warm by at least 4 degrees Celsius (7.2 degrees Fahrenheit) by the end of the century, ushering in an apocalypse.
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said, "Lack of action on climate change threatens to make the world our children inherit a completely different world than we are living in today. Climate change is one of the single biggest challenges facing development, and we need to assume the moral responsibility to take action on behalf of future generations, especially the poorest."
For anyone thinking that exporting millions of tons of coal is a good idea, try telling that to your grandchildren.
To those who understand, make your voice heard by attending a meeting at Gaiser Hall at Clark College on Dec. 12 at 4 p.m.