Maxime Beaugrand, Law Fellow, and Durwood Zaelke, Director of the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development (IGSD), explain why we must move away from dangerous cooling chemicals to more energy efficient solutions, in order to cut costs and global carbon emissions. This is part of The Climate Group’s Home2025 project.
Hundreds of deaths in the searing European heatwave of 2003 can be attributed to manmade climate change, say scientists. Researchers calculated that 506 out of 735 heat-related deaths recorded that summer in Paris – the hottest city – were due to global warming.
When Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of Canada, appeared at the United Nations this spring to sign the Paris climate accord, the rapturous ovation he received was worthy of the celebrity he had become, a leader full of promise and of promises, especially on climate change.