The Observer has been sharing a range of stories for some time, and these are worth exploring.
I've been teaching about this for the last couple of weeks of term as well, as part of the Changing Climate section of OCR B Geography, and it's been interesting to see the response of the students to the stories, and the data along different timescales and the evidence for future impacts in the UK.
Greta Thunberg's speech at COP24 is worth watching, as a reminder of the young people's perspective.
"You say you love your children above all else and yet, you're stealing their future in front of their very eyes."— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) December 16, 2018
15-year-old @GretaThunberg speaks at #COP24. pic.twitter.com/0Ex5dpNVUa
Will it make a difference?
Here's a similar speech back in 1992
#GretaThunberg and other young climate activists may have been badass at #Katowice 2018, but don't forget 12yo Severn Cullis said the same thing about the crisis at Rio 92. Nothing has changed. @GeorgeMonbiot @climatecouncil @extinctsymbol @NaomiAKlein https://t.co/tBM0l8THm9— Kieran Murray (@kieranyes) December 18, 2018
Updates - 18th December
Here's an excellent piece from Susan Strongman in Radio New Zealand page on why we're not doing anything...
And this tweet from Mark Brandon, sharing the thoughts of a leading climate researcher on what keeps them motivated when they can see how bleak the future could be...
"For me, the most powerful response [to climate change] is to teach. By educating new ... practitioners, policymakers and researchers, I can vicariously boost mitigation and adaptation ... at scales ... I could never reach alone.". Well said @keelingcurve https://t.co/d4A7mQU9Sq— Mark Brandon (@icey_mark) December 18, 2018