“I can tell you that a lot of what happens — floods, droughts, mass migrations, the end of humanity in Africa and Australia — is the result of inaction to very clear warnings.”
In a recent New York Times piece, geologist, professor, and former JFEW scholar, Dr Naomi Oreskes discusses her detailed research into why people fighting action on climate change focus on economics instead of science. She emphasizes the negative impact that ignoring climate change will have on the future of our planet. Her research was cited by Al Gore's work "An Inconvenient Truth" and she says she was met with both overwhelming support and backlash as she began to vocalize her findings on the evidence of climate change.
Be sure to also check out her TED talk, "Why We Should Trust Scientists."