The news has been pretty mental this July when it comes to the climate crisis. From an insane heat wave, to destruction of glaciers and forests across the Alps, oh and a new MP in the UK. Here's what you need to know.
Glaciers Are Collapsing
We’ve seen two massive glaciers collapse in the past few weeks due to the extreme and rising temperatures all over the globe.
Italian Glacier Marmolada Killed 11 People
This is the reality of the climate crisis on our mountains. The glacier had been receding for years, and experts fear that another area of the glacier will also collapse above the Swiss village of Kandersteg. Read more.
9 Brits Survive Getting Caught in Kyrgyzstan Avalanche
A second massive avalanche within a week, clearly showing the dire situation that our mountains are now enduring. Watch it here in this hectic video.
UK Hit By Record-Breaking Heatwave
Climate change hit UK headlines in a big way recently, and for good reason. The UK sweltered in an extreme heatwave, an undeniable symptom of the climate crisis. It was a grim week.
And a national emergency was declared.
This is more than just a passing summer heatwave - its climate change, and a glimpse into what the climate crisis will bring if we don't act immediately. Beyond the risk to public health and impact on public services in the UK, this extreme heat has dire consequences for communities and environments around the globe. We're on a profoundly dangerous trajectory.
Forest Fire in the French Alps
There has been a small forest fire burning in the Courchevel area in the French Alps for over 4 days now. A European heatwave and a very dry year are to blame. A place we've shredded in white fluffy snow is now ablaze. The climate crisis is here. And it's impacting the places we love.
So what does this mean for climate action?
The leadership race will be a big distraction from the climate crisis.
Even longer delays in passing new, effective climate policy.
The potential for a new PM who has an even worse environmental policy.
We don’t have an ambitious enough climate policy in place as it stands to meet the targets later this decade. And some of the potential front runners are associated with climate denial. All of this makes the need to ramp up government policy even more urgent.
One thing is clear: we need more outdoor lovers to take climate action. We’re growing our community now so that when it’s time to act, we’re ready. It’s now more important than ever to be a force for positive, systemic change.
We Must Take Action
This isn't the lightest of reads, and many, if not all of these articles fail to highlight what we know we need to do to curb climate change.
We must embrace:
And a managed decline of fossil fuel extraction
You Can Help
You can help bring about this change and create the urgency that's currently lacking.