Prominent climate scientist Dr Jim Salinger has spent much of his career studying climate change – in the NZ Herald, he writes a heartfelt letter to his grandchildren.
An excerpt (read in full):
I studied climate change before you were born, and about the time Mum and Dad were born, and recognised when they were children that climate change causing global warming had begun.
This motivated me into researching it, and speaking about it at every opportunity so that we baby boomers, your parents and the millennials had been warned to take action.
I have been working on the change of political will in this country to address climate change before it’s too late. But alas those in power attempted change at times, but the action was too little.
I am in great hope that we are not too late.