Author: Markus Lang
How many more wake up calls do we need? How often do we want to hear about “one of the worst storms of all times” (as Typhoon Haiyan has been described) before we get serious about climate change?
“2,000 people listed as dead and many thousands more missing; more than 600,000 people displaced; countless homes and roads crushed by surging water.” This is how The New York Times reported about the agony in the Philippines; this is what the “Cost of Carbon” can look like, says The Climate Reality Project. They recently put the “Cost of Carbon” front and center at their “24 Hours of Reality” event. And it is commendable that the United Nations is clamoring to shore up US $300 Million in emergency relief. But why are we still not ready to spend the money on measures that can help prevent storms to become more and more powerful?