Those Who Don’t, Suffer Most

A recent study by the United Nations University in Canada indicates islands will suffer most by climate change even though those areas produce less than 3% of greenhouse gas emissions. If temperatures rise 1 degree per decade and sea levels rise, islands in the Pacific and elsewhere will suffer. Climate changes will also trigger drought and destruction of vital ocean assets like coral.

It continues amazing me how the American people rank at the bottom in how populations fear climate change. We refuse grasping that SUVs and pollution will not go away but will impact the lives of our children and grandchildren. One wonders exactly what it would take to make Americans realize the dangers confronting the world in years ahead as temperatures and sea levels rise. Unfortunately, our blind ignorance will most effect poor people of the world.

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