[Simi Garewal] Poor people are perhaps more concerned about the adverse affects of climate change, but what's lacking is their participation to save our planet from such adverse affects.
While coastal areas of countries like Bangladesh, India, the Philippines and Sri Lanka would disappear gradually, other small island nations like Micronesia and the Maldives would be submerged under water almost completely, turning millions of inhabitants living in these countries into climate refugees.
[Robin Limb] The oil giants have never truly engaged with the concept of renewable energy, mainly because it is tiresome, high cost, and fraught with issues surrounding government support and legislation. To this day, it remains more expeditious and economic to simply keep pumping the 'black stuff' [read oil] out of the ground. The whole oil supply chain is geared to fossil fuels, and although it is technically possible to include bio-fuels such as ethanol and diesel at low levels, the economics are unexciting and uncertain.
[Conn M. Hallinan]
Trump’s disdain for international agencies and treaties, plus cuts in public health programs, and a relaxation of regulations on the use of antibiotics in animal husbandry could create a worldwide medical catastrophe.
One by one, there are more and more reputable scientists and commentators coming off the fence and admitting that there is no real, peer-reviewed, evidence that man-made global warming is to blame for the natural weather events that we observe on a daily basis.
Wars and militarization around the globe have been seriously impacting the environment of not only the war-torn countries, but also the other countries around the globe.