The president of the US is an out and out climate change denier and we've reached Co2 levels never recorded before in human history. Are we all doomed?
The environment: are we all doomed?
- Yes - we've left it too late to do much about it
- No - we can still change things, though the clock is ticking
- I don't believe in climate change so there's no problem
The election of Donald Trump as US president will have many consequences – not least on the environment.
We’re in a situation where the holder of the most powerful office on the planet is a climate change denier – who has pledged to withdraw US support for the Paris deal aimed at reducing carbon emissions.
This at a time when levels of Co2 in the atmosphere have reached levels unprecedented in human history and scientists predict we are either on the brink of or in the middle of a mass extinction event.
What can be done – in fact, can anything be done, or is it all too late? Are you an optimist, a pessimist or a flat-out denier?
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