03 Mar '17, 12am

Greatness comes from moving forward, not backward

Greatness comes from moving forward, not backward

Despite international initiatives like the 2015 Paris Agreement , based on decades of research and evidence from around the world about human-caused global warming, those who would risk human health and survival for short-term profits from a destructive sunset industry appear to have the upper hand — for now. The election of a U.S. president and vice-president who deny the very existence of anthropogenic climate change and who have appointed likeminded people and industry executives to key positions illustrates how entrenched those committed to outdated, albeit still profitable, energy sources and technologies are. Literal battles are heating up, such as at Standing Rock in the U.S., where the Sioux and their allies have been fighting to protect water resources and sacred sites from the 1,886-kilometre Dakota Access pipeline, which would transport crude oil from North Dako...

Full article: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/science-matters/2017/03/...

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