Still Time to Avert Disaster But the film is not without hope and Sir David says that if dramatic action is taken over the next decade then the rise in temperatures can be limited to just 1.5C this century. The technology is already there as is shown by the rapid growth of renewable energy. Wind power is now as cheap to produce as fossil fuels and technology has also been developed to remove and bury carbon dioxide underground. But the action that is required costs money and this will require political will decisive action from politicians. “This is the brave political decision that needs to be taken. Do we incur a small but not insignificant cost now, or do we wait and see the need to adapt. The economics are really clear on this, the costs of action are dwarfed by the costs of inaction,” said Chris Stark from the UK’s Committee on Climate Change.]]>
Edward has been a news reporter in Moscow and has written features for the Sunday Times and the Moscow Times.
Some of the places he has worked at include RT (Russia Today) and BBC World.As well as Russia and the former CIS, Edward specialises on the environment and has directed a half hour film on the consequences of the Chernobyl disaster.
At Belong, Edward has developed a strong environmental slant for the magazine, including a series of features focussing on environmental problems. The environment affects all of us and Belong is a magazine with an international outlook, with stories from all around the world.
Latest posts by Edward Cowley (see all)
- Why is California So at Risk from Wildfires? - 13th November 2019
- Carbon Offsetting is Growing but Does it Make a Difference? - 11th November 2019
- Three Confirmed Dead as Australia Prepares for “Catastrophic” Bushfires - 11th November 2019