When Justin Trudeau was elected as the prime minister of Canada in 2015 he did so on a platform that pledged to reform the country's environmental laws. Recent news of the Canadian government agreeing to fund a sands oil pipeline extension has many who voted for him questioning his motives.
Focusing on climate change's public health impacts can make the world a healthier place, protect our children's lives, build a stronger economy and help to create a more sustainable and just future, McCarthy believes.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy recently signed into law subsidies for two aging nuclear power plants. Some say the deal will help New Jersey meet its climate protection goals, but others have criticized the measure.
The documentary is called "The Last Generation.” Facing rising sea levels that could one day submerge their entire country, the three children from the Marshall Islands featured in the project hope their people will live through any calamities caused by climate change.
Global warming is on course to exceed the most stringent goal set in the Paris agreement by around 2040, threatening economic growth, according to a draft report that is the UN's starkest warning yet of the risks of climate change.