Why climate change adaptation is the unloved sibling at COP25: Don Pittis

Article Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/climate-cop25-economy-1.5373727

Discussion posted by: Arye ben-Shaoul

While essential, many argue adapting to climate change diverts us from attempts to solve the problem. Political turmoil has come to the heart of the global movement to try to stop climate change — and for once, it has nothing to do with U.S. President Donald Trump. Just weeks ago, the location of this year’s international climate conference, COP25, was switched from Chile to Spain after an outbreak of violent demonstrations in the South American country’s capital. While some say the last-minute swap of Madrid for Santiago has already disrupted this week’s conference, another point of contention at the meeting will be the growing faction looking to increase the profile of adaptation as an essential goal of global climate efforts.