READ AND WATCH THE FOLLOWING;
For Earth Day 2020, how Americans see climate change and the environment in 7 charts
ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS
AFTER CLICKING ALL LINKS AND READING AND WATCHING THE VIDEOS;
Predictions: Do you come to the same conclusions as to the guy in the “What’s the worst that could happen?” video? Why or why not? What is your response to the statements by the UN Secretary-General and the IPCC?
Actions: The evidence is clear what will happen on the planet if governments, businesses, and individuals don’t take swift action and implement sweeping large-scale changes. But still, there are debates about how this should be done and who should pay for it.
- Who should take the lead on implementing changes? Government? Business?
- What role should the UN play?
- What do you think the government (federal, state, and local) should be doing? Should necessary changes be regulated and enforced? How should it be financed?
- What do you think businesses should be doing?
- What should individuals be doing? What are YOU doing?
2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26): This meeting is taking place right now. Information on what is being discussed is readily available online. As always, be smart about where you are getting your information and make sure it is a reputable source.
- What agreements have been made?
- What have been the most contentious issues?
- After all, is said and done and if a final agreement is signed, do you think individual countries (particularly the US) will honor their commitments?
- What will happen if they don’t?
- Do you think if these commitments are implemented that we will avoid the predictions made by the IPCC?