Migrants all over the world are pushed and pulled across borders by hunger, terror and climate change. It happened to my own family.
Climate change, in some regions, has aggravated conflict over scarce land, and could well trigger large-scale migration in the decades ahead. And rising sea levels put at risk the very survival of all small island states. These and other implications for peace and security have implications for the United Nations itself.
If we think of what’s up ahead, with climate change and wars over water, it’s very frightening.
Climate change is happening, humans are causing it, and I think this is perhaps the most serious environmental issue facing us.
Solving climate change is a complex topic, but in a single crude brush-stroke, here is the solution: the price of carbon dioxide must be such that people stop burning coal without capture.
Many of the issues we face in dealing with rapid climate change are well suited to an engineering mind.