We all know carbon pollution is driving climate change and supercharging extreme weather events like Superstorm Sandy, Typhoon Bopha, and multiyear droughts around the world. All of which end up costing us hundreds of billions each year in bills for reconstruction and relief, rising insurance rates, and household repair expenses, to name only a few. What many people don’t realize, though, is that climate change is also taking a real toll on our health.
Throughout my life, there have been poets and poems I’ve carried with me everywhere, like a briefcase that’s always packed and sitting by the front door. And while it might sound strange, I’ve found myself coming back to Auden in the past few weeks after two things happened in the climate world. First, it was the European Union effectively giving up on its emission trading scheme (ETS) for regulating carbon pollution. Then it was the news that atmospheric carbon levels had reached a new record concentration of 400 parts per million (ppm).
Doug Stoup has been exploring the polar regions for over 15 years. A Climate Ambassador for the Climate Reality Project, Doug recently returned from his 14th North Pole Expedition this April followed by shooting a segment in Greenland for Warren Miller Entertainment’s 64th annual feature film, “Ticket to Ride.”
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It’s past time for a real conversation about carbon pollution, and how much we are already paying. We know what’s happening, and we know why. But when talk finally turns to solutions, we always hear the same refrain: We can’t afford to do anything about climate change. The reality is that what we really can’t afford to do is nothing.
An atypically warm winter here and there is common – at least it’s what I expect. However, in the last five to ten years I have seen that warm winters are happening way too often. Whether or not you care to admit it, it is affecting us all. Daily. Shrinking ice caps, bare peaks, shorter winters, and less skiing to name a few.