Caring about tomorrow

About 70 per cent of Americans believe the climate is changing, most acknowledge that this change reflects human activity and more than two-thirds think it will harm future generations.

Unless we dramatically alter our way of life, swathes of the planet will become hostile or uninhabitable later this century - spinning out ecological, epidemiological and social disasters like eddies from a current.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 31, 2019, with the headline 'Caring about tomorrow'. Print Edition | Subscribe