I just stumbled over this article on the BBC
"The Alaskan village set to disappear underwater in a decade"
Two things are remarkable to me, when I read it:
Cause and effect are separate - those who suffer due to climate change are not those who trigger it - like with so many other developments in this world like e.g. biodiversity loss.
Second: climate change is moving closer to homes. People in Alaska lose it totally, people in NYC or New Orleans may be underwater more often in the future.
What's quite obviously still missing is larger direct negative feedback to all of us. In avalanche training people are buried for a few minutes under two feet of snow to feel what it's like to be in an avalanche. Afterwards they walk the mountains with more respect.
Question: under what must the world be buried to become aware, that preventive action is cheaper than just following the path which wipes out villages slowly over time?
Category: Climate/natural disasters: Climate change
Location: Kivalina, AK