The study found that if global warming isn't slowed by the end of the century, scorching temperatures could cost Americans several hundred million nights of lost sleep each year...University of Miami scientist Laurence Kalkstein, an expert on the impacts of heat waves on human health who was not involved in the study, complimented the research. "Increased nighttime temperatures can lead to other health problems, including increased emergency room visits and even increased heat-related deaths … the authors acknowledge that other negative health-related factors can be affected by higher overnight temperatures,” he said.
India's minister for planning, development and reform, Ahsan Iqbal, sounds downright Trumpian in his view of the nation's future energy policy: “Pakistan must tap [its] vast underground reserves of 175 billion tonnes of coal, adequate to meet the country’s energy needs for several decades, for powering the country’s economic wheel, creating new jobs, and fighting spiking unemployment and poverty.”
A MoneySuperMarket report listed Mozambique, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe as having “the most environmentally friendly people in the world,” while ranking Americans as being some of the least eco-friendly people on the planet. That may not be a bad thing, though, given the greenest countries also tend to be poor and run by authoritarian regimes.
Foreign Affairs Mag: 'The Problem With Climate Catastrophizing - The Case for Calm' (Written by Oren Cass)
Climate researchers and activists, according to a 2015 Esquire feature, “When the End of Human Civilization is Your Day Job,” suffer from depression and PTSD-like symptoms.
The Washington Post offers “the 7 psychological reasons that are stopping us from acting on climate change.”
'Catastrophism can also lead to the trampling of democratic norms. It has produced calls for the investigation and prosecution of dissenters and disregard for constitutional limitations on government power.'
'And yet, such catastrophizing is not justified by the science or economics of climate change. Working with a catastrophic mindset and a century-long timeline, one can construct an apocalyptic scenario from almost any problem.'
Figueres: 'This is a moral responsibility that we all share. That moral responsibility, how are we going to ensure that it is achieved before it is too late for the most vulnerable? We need to align our moral compass … we need to be clear that fossil fuels kill.'