Reflections on climate pessimism
Tom Pashby reflects on the feelings of pessimism experienced by many within the climate movementCOP27 shouldn’t have existed. Climate scientists were raising the alarm on the climate emergency, then called global warming or climate change, back in the 1970s and 1980s. The climate and wider envir
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