Climate change is no joke

Everyone (well, everyone with any sense) knows that tackling climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing the world today. Here’s an image and a video that get that point across in the best way possible – using humour.

John Oliver skewered the false notion of fair debates around climate change by hosting a statistically representative debate on the topic.

As John says: “The debate on climate change should not be whether or not it exists, but what we should do about it.” 97% of scientists agree that humans are causing global warming. To illustrate this, John got 97 scientists to debate with three climate change deniers. Watch the brilliant ‘debate’ below.

Some leaders are listening to the overwhelming evidence and trying to do something about climate change.

It was a step forwards to see President Obama and the US Environmental Protection Agency announce new standards for existing power plants that would reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 30% below 2005 levels by 2030. This historic ruling shows Obama is getting serious on fighting climate change. We urge all countries to do the same.

Image by Steve Sack for the Star Tribune

To end on another lighter note, here is a cartoon by Steve Sack for the Star Tribune that caught my eye that accurately portrays the climate change ‘debate’ once again.

While climate change is no joke, making people laugh is often one of the best ways to get their attention.

To find out more about ways of tackling climate change on a big scale that are good for business, head over to the Carbon War Room.


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