Apocalypse Tomorrow

No Way Back: Heat. Climate change’s effects and workable solutions

We can all see the frightening consequences of climate change. In Yemen, increasingly hot summers are driving farmers from the land and maybe fuelling a gruesome war. In the Norwegian Arctic, average temperatures have risen by 4-5 degrees Celsius, threatening the icecap. Population economist Jesus Crespo Cuaresma tells RTD about the link he discovered between global warming and the Arab Spring.

Climate change in Yemen
Climate change has devastated the lives of Yemeni farmers: rising temperatures reduce the water supply to the point where families have to leave their land to survive.

Striking high school students inspired by Greta Thunberg are demanding “something must be done”. However, is drastically reducing carbon emissions the best solution to the conflict between humans and their environment?