More than 20 people have died and dozens of people were missing on Thursday in Germany and neighbouring Belgium after heavy flooding turned streams and streets into raging torrents, sweeping away cars and causing buildings to collapse.
The primary fuel of the climate crisis — CO2 in our atmosphere — continues to accelerate upwards, unchecked by decades of Earth Days, climate summits and even a global pandemic. Barry Saxifrage shows us where we are now, globally and in Canada.
“You can’t just sit around waiting for hope to come,” Greta Thunberg told European leaders in 2019. “Then you are acting like spoiled, irresponsible children. You don’t seem to understand that hope is something that you have to earn.”
"I wonder if there is not a risk that people are tiring of the standard COVID-19 messaging. How do we encourage positive behaviour, even as the situation becomes more dire?" author and consultant Ingrid Stefanovic asks.