“People say the world is robust and that’s true, there will be life on Earth, but the Earth won’t be robust for us,” [Will Steffen] said. “Some people say we can adapt due to technology, but that’s a belief system, it’s not based on fact. There is no convincing evidence that a large mammal, with a core body temperature of 37C, will be able to evolve that quickly. Insects can, but humans can’t and that’s a problem.”
“It’s clear the economic system is driving us towards an unsustainable future and people of my daughter’s generation will find it increasingly hard to survive. History has shown that civilizations have risen, stuck to their core values and then collapsed because they didn’t change. That’s where we are today.”
Meanwhile, Manchester City Council can’t even organise its own councillors to undertake carbon literacy training, and breaks the law by refusing to release basic information.
Complete and utter failure of leadership and integrity. Welcome to the future.