Record rain and flooding wreaked havoc from Pennsylvania to New York here in the United States. The deluge occurred days after Hurricane Ida devastated portions of Louisiana in what climate scientists say is yet another example of climate change. The extreme weather underscored the urgency for global cooperation as U.S. climate envoy John Kerry was in China for talks. CGTN’s Su Yuting has more in this report.
Joining the discussion:
- Alvin Lin is the China Climate and Energy Policy Director at the Natural Resources Defense Council.
- Michael Dorsey is an environmental scientist, advocate, scholar and entrepreneur.
- Changhua Wu serves as the CEO of the Beijing Future Innovation Center.
- Paul Bledsoe is an adjunct professorial lecturer with the Center for Environmental Policy at American University, and a former adviser during the Clinton administration.
— CGTN (@CGTNOfficial) September 2, 2021
An extreme weather event or climate disaster has occurred every day, on average, somewhere in the world over the last 50 years, marking a five-fold increase over that period, a new UN analysis shows. https://t.co/HnhqLSApfL
— CNN International (@cnni) September 1, 2021
China may make new pledges in talks with visiting US climate envoy John Kerry https://t.co/Wc7Dtm3RaB
— South China Morning Post (@SCMPNews) August 31, 2021