Climate change is accelerating, relentlessly, making human life much less comfortable and indeed, say the climate scientists, threatening to produce the 6th Great Extinction including all the higher apes. As Joe Biden and others said in advance, the 26th annual Conference on Climate Change in Glasgow was “the last best chance to save the planet.” The Old Mole’s Bill Resnick asks his guest Tina Gerhardt (a climate change researcher and journalist who observed the Glasgow conference): Do we now have a binding agreement with enforcement and a doable plan for stopping global warming. “No” was her answer, far from it. But some small gains were made and the protests outside were uniting around a feasible program.
Extinction Rebellion in Victoria Street, London, Thursday 26 August 2021. Photo by Garry Knight via Creative Commons.