A shipload of scientists has just returned from exploring the uncharted waters of the Indian Ocean, where they mapped giant underwater mountains and encountered a multitude of deep-sea animals decked out in twinkling lights, with velvety black skin and mouths full of needle-sharp, glassy fangs.
By a remarkable coincidence, just as governments, campaigners and business owners are meeting in Egypt to address climate breakdown today, the world is officially crashing past the symbolic 8 billion population milestone . This means global population is on its way to 10 billion or more by the turn of the century.
With voters increasingly fearful about fires, floods and extreme temperatures, can the Tories find a way back towards reality?
Rishi Sunak first declined to go to the Cop27 summit, and then turned up to contribute almost nothing of any substance. In his party’s most recent leadership contest, Kemi Badenoch and Suella Braverman expressed particularly sceptical views about their government’s ostensible net zero target, and Sunak and Liz Truss fell over themselves to aim the same hostility at solar farms. Badenoch and Braverman now have senior roles in the cabinet, while the climate change minister Graham Stuart no longer attends its meetings, and the Cop26 president Alok Sharma has been similarly demoted: for the first time in years, there is no top-tier minister focused on the climate crisis.
A joint effort of several authors who do find that nobody can keep standing at the side and that “Everyone" must care about what is going on in today’s world.
We are a bunch of people who do not mind that somebody has a totally different idea but is willing to share the ideas with others and to be Active and willing to let others understand how "today’s decisions will influence the future”. Therefore we would love to see many others to "Act today".
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