/ 28 September 2021

Leaders urged to think of the children

Image source: Lydragon
Image source: Lydragon

If climate change continues on its current trajectory, the children of today will experience 3 times as many natural disasters as their grandparents, a first-of-its-kind study published yesterday in Science reports. Lead author Wim Thiery said it’s the first attempt to quantify climate change’s “intergenerational inequality”. Sparing younger generations the worst that climate change could bring will be at the forefront of world leaders’ minds this November at the COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow. With Oz under pressure to commit to more ambitious emissions reduction targets, PM Scott Morrison hasn’t committed to attending. Labor leader Anthony Albanese says a no-show would mean “he’s embarrassed about Australia’s position”.

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