Climate Refugee Deaths: Don't Turn Away
In the new nature documentary series "Our Planet," narrated by David Attenborough, one devastating scene shows walruses who've lost their sea-ice refuge struggling onto high cliffs to rest — and later plunging to their deaths below.
It's heartbreaking to watch the walruses fall. Netflix, which produced the show, warns it may be too upsetting for some. But we can't turn away, Center Climate Science Director Shaye Wolf writes at The Hill. With climate deniers running the country, it's more important than ever that we push hard to phase out fossil fuels and save the future.
When we ignore other creatures' suffering, says Shaye, we ignore our own. In the end, we are the walrus.
Read the op-ed now.