“We are not going to get through this without taking a lot of casualties, if we get through it at all”
Gwynne Dyer, Climate Wars
“I can say with some confidence that we’re losing the fight, badly and quickly – losing it because, most of all, we remain in denial about the peril that human civilization is in.”
Bill McKibben, environmentalist and founder of 350.org
“Imagine a giant asteroid on a direct collision course with Earth. That is the equivalent of what we face now, yet we dither.”
Dr. James Hansen, head of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
It’s probably already too late. Humanity may survive, but if it does, it will be in a very different world, with a very different level of civilization. It won’t be the flooding of coastal cities and islands that kills people. That happens relatively gradually, and populations will be evacuated first. It will be the starvation caused by a massive decrease in food production coupled with an increase in overall population. It will be the exponential increase of climate-related diseases. And it will be the political repercussions of climate change, namely war.