Professor Kevin Anderson of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and adviser to the British Government on climate change, discusses the science, strategies, and probabilities for our survival as a civilization until 2100.
This 47:25 minute talk delivers a clear & concise overview of the dire situation climate change poses to humanity as a whole. Whose fate lies in our hands. And what we can do about it.
It spells out the compelling reasons why we need to act, outlining the measures detailed in the Climate Mobilization Victory Plan, Drawdown, the Stanford Solutions Plan, and legislation setting a price on carbon.
It is critical that we take the time to listen to this clear presentation of where we are, or were, following the December 2015 Paris Climate Summit with respect to climate change. We are running out of time quickly, to begin to take decisive climate actions to leave a livable world. Now is no time for despair while living people are dying, vast numbers of species are heading over the cliff of extinction, ecosystems are unraveling, and low-lying nations are disappearing beneath the waves. There is so much left to save!
As for our childrens' future, "You wouldn't take a chance on a plane with a 50:50 chance of falling out of the sky, or with a 50:50 chance of a nuclear power station blowing up, but with the planet, that's fine. ..."
Kevin Anderson is the Deputy Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research; holds a joint chair in Energy and Climate Change at the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester and School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia; and is an honorary lecturer in Environmental Management at the Manchester Business School. He is an adviser to the British Government (as of 2009) on climate change.