May 14th, 2014

The Last Chance

Climate Change & Environment

Sustainable Development

What if the fate of the world depends on worldwide decisions to be made by the end of 2015, yet few people know and even fewer care? I am not talking about a Hollywood blockbuster, like Russell Crowe’s struggle in Noah, but about something not so different. Instead of one great flood, humanity faces the likelihood that major weather disasters – extreme floods, droughts, heat waves, and hurricanes – will become far more frequent than in the past, disrupting food supplies, public health, economic growth and jobs around the world. Our last chance to avoid such a dangerous fate may be just around the corner, in Paris in December 2015.

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