It doesn’t matter whether climate change is man-made or even if it is 100% proven.
My house didn’t burn down last year. It didn’t burn down the year before. It probably won’t burn down next year either, but it is still worth taking out insurance against the possibility that it might.
We can’t take out insurance against climate change — but we can take action to reduce the manmade emissions that almost certainly are causing it. And we should.
Because the likelihood that it is happening, and the impacts it will have, are both far, far worse than if our houses were to burn down.
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation agrees: