As a result of this decision, instead of “global warming,” “climate skeptic,” and “climate change,” for example, its reporters will now use “global heating,” “climate science denier,” and “climate emergency, crisis, or breakdown,” respectively, in their coverage. In addition, they will include information about carbon dioxide levels in their weather pages so the public is reminded of the effect that human activity is having on our climate. We need to live up to the expectation that inspired the pollution controls introduced after the 1969 Cuyahoga fire—the expectation that society will act on ecological challenges. Action is the only real option. Views expressed on this page are those of the author and not necessarily those of ACS. /environment/climate-change/ready-change/97/i24 20190615 97 24 /magazine/97/09724.html Are we ready for change?
by Bibiana Campos Seijo |
June 15, 2019