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Twenty years ago, David Wirth, then a senior attorney for the NRDC, wrote:
The international community cannot afford to delay elevating the greenhouse effect to the top of the foreign-policy agenda.
Today, leaders from around the world will open meetings in Copenhagen to say the same thing.This bit of historical irony was not lost on the editors of Dispatches who, in their latest issue, entitled Endgame in which they wrote:
Our new parlance talks of 'mitigation' and 'adaptation.' There is still time, if precious little, to mitigate. But to adapt?...No political order, economic system, or social structure can stand if people, not polar bears, must think first of their very survival.
These powerful words are matched with even more striking photographs, taken from the front lines of a rapidly changing planet.
See the photos and read more at Triple Pundit
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