Extreme weather-related disasters aren’t new but they are on the increase.
Globally, the number of climate-related disasters has more than tripled since 1980. This year we’ve seen Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Jose wreak a path of destruction in the US, we’ve seen thousands die and millions displaced in South Asian floods. Australia’s summer broke 205 records, while Europe experienced a deadly heat wave amid warnings of worsening weather disasters on the continent.
97% of climate scientists agree: climate-warming trends over the past century are extremely likely due to human activities. In addition, most of the leading scientific organisations worldwide have issued public statements endorsing this position.
Despite this, the voice of the 3% is incredibly loud.
Donald Trump is leading the chant. Long before Trump took the most influential job on the planet, he was vocal on climate change denial, issuing bitesize statements on twitter and brandishing anyone who disagreed an idiot.
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