EDF’s Peter Goldmark: “My generation has failed.”

Once again, the excellent Climate Progress site publishes a blog deserving of our time.

Below are a couple of extracts from the posting – the second of which highlights something I have tried to explain to various people without success.

Peter Goldmark“My generation has failed,” he says flatly. “We are handing over the problem to our children. They—and their children—will live with the worst consequences of climate change. Make no mistake, global warming is happening right now. It is only going to get worse.”

What Goldmark—along with all leading authorities on climate change—fears most is that we still do not understand the urgency of the problem. “When I think about how I would address a group of young people, my message is not a gentle one,” he says. “This is the hardest, most terrible, thing to say to a young person, but we have no choice: it is five minutes before midnight. Time is running out.”

Please take time to read the blog.

David M. Davison

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