We are the weather makers, and the future of biodiversity and civilization hangs on our actions

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We are the weather makers

Much could go wrong with this linked lifeline to climate safety. It may be that the big power users will infiltrate governments further and stymie the renewables sector; or maybe we will act too slowly, and nations such as China and India will have already invested in fossil fuel generation before the price of renewables comes down. Or perhaps the rate of climate change will be discovered to be too great and we will have to draw CO2 from the atmosphere.

As these challenges suggest, we are the generation fated to live in the most challenging of times, for now we are the weather makers, and the future of biodiversity and civilization hangs on our actions.

by Tim F. Flannery (born 28 January 1956)
from The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth (2001)
chapter – Over to You
image – SK-y Photography

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