I’ve decided to end this post with a hilarious bit. I encourage you to read up to it. It’d mean a lot : J.
Despite reasonable confidence in humanity’s ability to deal with climate change, it pains me to know some people just can’t adequately communicate the urgency of the issue. Here, executive director of the UN Environment Programme Achtin Steiner claims, “There are many canaries emerging in the climate change coal mine. The glaciers are perhaps among those making the most noise and it is absolutely essential that everyone sits up and takes notice.”
Also, BBC News reports millions if not billions of people depend on water of glacial origin – especially in South Asia, where population density in the Himalayan foothills ranks one of the highest in the world. “Hundreds of millions of people in China and India” rely on Himalayan water for survival, including personal and agricultural consumption. Tsk tsk, industrialized nations… it would be in your best interest to care.
On a lighter note, it looks like Greenland’s ice sheets are only contributing to global sea level rise by about a quarter of an inch per decade… Holler for optimism! Speaking of good news, I’m going to try to post more often positive news from the sustainability & climate crisis fronts as it’s certainly worth digging out. Cheers! :J
And now for a courteous dose of hilair: