George Monbiot: "It's over, now we must adapt to what nature sends our way"
George Monbiot, Europeâ€™s leading green commentator, says it's all over. But argues we can't afford to abandon our efforts to cut emissions. Because if we do "our prophecy is bound to come true".
"Quietly in public, loudly in private, climate scientists everywhere are saying the same thing: it's over. The years in which more than 2C of global warming could have been prevented have passed, the opportunities squandered by denial and delay. On current trajectories we'll be lucky to get away with 4C. Mitigation (limiting greenhouse gas pollution) has failed; now we must adapt to what nature sends our way. If we can."