FALSE: IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO SOLVE GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE.
Written by Odhiambo Shem on October 21, 2022
A twitter post claiming that it’s too late and there is nothing that can be done to solve climate change is untrue.
“People don’t seem to understand, it’s too late. Even if every polluter was stopped today, every car, truck, factory, power plant, everything… Climate change is going to displace and/or kill BILLIONS of people. There is no solution big enough to solve our crisis, other than reset,” states the claim.
According to Farzana Faruk Jhumu, a climate activist with Fridays for Future in Bangladesh, “I believe we have the solution as we can see that within our local communities. So, when we have the solutions, we can tackle the crisis, but before that we need to be more active to decolonize the system.”
Eban Goodstein, an economist and the Director of the MBA in Sustainability and the MS and MEd programs at the Center for Environmental Policy at Bard College New York, in his article ‘Is it too late to solve climate change’ published by Bard College, states that this is precisely the wrong historical moment to abandon belief in a finer future. “Climate solutions are now cheaper than fossil fuels — and getting cheaper. People are embracing programs and initiatives around environmental education. It lies within our grasp to rewire the world with clean energy. Doing so in the next decade will deeply impact the lives not only of our children and grandchildren but indeed, every human being and living creature who will walk the face of the planet, from now until the end of time.”
On his end, Sir David Attenborough, a biologist, natural historian, and award-winning broadcaster in his speech to the United Nations Security Council in 2021 argues that, “while it’s true we can never go back to the stable, benign climate that enabled us to flourish for the past 10,000 years, I do believe that, if we act fast enough, we can reach a new stable state. If we recognize climate change and the loss of nature as worldwide security threats, as indeed they are, then we may yet act proportionately and in time.”
We looked into this twitter claim that it’s too late and there is nothing that can be done to solve climate change and found it to be false. It misleads the public and discourages them towards the fight against climate change.