Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

Why the Tonga volcanic eruption and tsunami is a sign of the fragility of the environment (interview)

January 19, 2022

TRT World Now– IGSD President Durwood Zaelke comments on the Tonga volcanic eruption and answers the question, “are we being brainwashed into believing the climate crisis isn’t as serious as people like you keep telling us it is?”

“We are stressing our environment with climate change principally… and exploding consumption in richer nations. The stress this is placing on the entire environment is going to show up in this kind of aberrant eruptions or other anomalies that are going to be increasingly damaging to the planet.”

“We have somewhere between zero and ten years to right the ship, so speed becomes absolutely critical. We are starting to see that The youth moment may be the most important climate intervention going on…They may yet be the ones who save us from climate chaos.”

– Durwood Zaelke, IGSD President