'In 1971, when you were roughly our age, you asked ‘How can you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?’' the letter states. 'We stand at such a point today, with respect to an even greater challenge, an even bigger mistake — the imminent threat of catastrophic climate disruption.' 'We dare to believe that it’s not just an accident of history that this recommendation falls to you.'
Christiana Figueres: 'Meanwhile warmer beaches are affecting hatching patterns of marine turtles: cool beaches produce predominantly male hatchlings while warm beaches produce mostly females. So scientists are seeing the feminizing of the of marine turtle populations which will have an impact of reproduction and possibly the survival of several species already stressed by loss of habitats and entanglement in fishing nets.'
'Jeff Masters says that this winter’s cold is due to global warming.
It is important that we learn to distinguish between natural cold, global cooling cold, and global warming cold. The chart below makes the distinctions abundantly clear.'