The Beam Summit
Climate: the urgency to act
Since at least the late 1970s, science has known that human emissions of greenhouse gases profoundly alter the Earth’s climate. Yet, nothing has been done in time to make a difference, and the most recent studies almost always concludes that the past forecast were too optimistic.
Does a sustainable First World exist?
Sustainable citizens face a quandary. We can’t ‘buy’ ourselves into sustainability. Replacing plastic with bamboo, diesel with electric, it all sounds fabulous, but the carbon footprint calculator results are blunt and we’d still need multiple Earths to suit our eco-lifestyles.
The least developed countries call for urgent action at UN climate talks
“It is those countries that have contributed the least to climate change that are most vulnerable to its impacts and that have the least capacity to protect against its effects.” explains Gebru Jember Endalew, Chair of the Least Developed Countries Group on Climate Change