Individuals and societies are waking up to climate change
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Thursday, October 3, 2019
Featured Opinion Summary:
As the dust settles from last week’s much-discussed United Nations Climate Action Summit, the most remarkable ensuing climate news has little to do with the activities in New York. The summit followed a predictable path, with a mix of encouraging country and private sector pronouncements and a conspicuous silence from many large emitters. Seventy-seven countries, 10 regions, and 100 cities committed to net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The United States, Australia, and Brazil, on the other hand, were absent from the stage. Instead, the unexpected and inspiring news is ancillary to the summit.
It is no longer an issue of the future, or confined to the UN. The challenge is now in changing the way we live