This Guardian article by John Vidal, a former environmental editor of the newspaper, speculates about recent signs that politicians are beginning to take the warnings of scientists seriously. It surveys the sudden spread of influences and concludes:
But the risks of doing nothing far outweigh the possible pitfalls of really addressing climate change and biodiversity collapse. Of course there will be objections from diehard capitalists and liberals alike. But, to echo Margaret Thatcher as she pushed through the deregulation that has done so much to fuel the crisis: there really is no alternative.
Massive student strike for the climate planned for 24 May 2019 – strikes & marches in at least 110 countries expected . Also here.
Strikes for climate in 125 countries – May 24
Awareness of the climate crisis at last after 50+ years of trying and failing – Alice Roberts digs into the BBC archives – 01.01.19
Mexican minister pinpoints the blame for climate disruption