Climate Change: Waiting for a Catastrophic Wake-Up Call

Inter Press Service: Disasters are the new midwives of history. But in order to play this role, they need to be catastrophic, like the accidents in Chernobyl in 1986 and Fukushima in 2011 that led governments to suspend and even abolish their nuclear energy programs. Awareness of environmental deterioration is awakened by major disasters like the one caused in Cuba by Hurricane Wilma in 2005. Credit: Patricia Grogg/IPS To spur real action on climate change, a disaster would have to be serious enough to change people's......

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