Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

The storms of our grandchildren (10 years later)

August 23, 2021

La Voz Op-Ed, Romina Picolotti

We have 10 years to change the history of our planet if we get to work immediately and focus our efforts mainly on reducing CO2, reducing methane, and refrain from destroying what we still have left.

Echoing the IPCC’s latest report, Romina Picolotti, President of the Center for Human Rights and Environment, reminds us our actions have planetary scale and impact.

“We are now in a position to tell our grandchildren that the massive fires, the frequent intensity of tornadoes, droughts, and floods, the accelerating extinction of species, the disappearance of Arctic ice, the melting of glaciers, and the depletion of soils, belong to us. It is to us who will be able to attribute the permanent imbalance of the planetary system.

But we can also tell our grandchildren another story, a story of hope, of how we managed to reverse and rebuild from this climate crisis. How through concrete actions we decided to save what is most important, our home so that they too could live on a planet that welcomes us all without discrimination. And how in that rescue, we also rescued ourselves as humanity and society, creating decent jobs and eliminating poverty.

For this, it is important to have an action plan, guided by science and stripped of ideologies. This is exactly what is in the latest report of the IPCC, with an important scientific novelty (methane) and a limited time: this decade.”

Read more at https://www.lavoz.com.ar/opinion/las-tormentas-de-nuestros-nietos-10-anos-despues/