CNN’s chief climate correspondent flew over 6,000 miles to report about climate change.
CNN correspondent Bill Weir reported from Argentina’s Tierra de Fuego, the southern tip, on Wednesday’s “CNN This Morning.” Weir lamented the shrinking Antarctic Ice Cap in his report.
“But while they’re here, we got this news from the National Snow and Ice Center Colorado that the South Pole is shrinking for the second consecutive year. Weir reported that the ice is receding. The rate at which it is shrinking is what is most concerning. To give you an idea of how it looked in 2000, Antarctica seemed to be growing at the same time as the Arctic shrinking. Scientists weren’t sure why.
“In 2014, there was 7 million square miles of sea ice around Antarctica. He explained that it is now less than a decade later and has fallen to under 700,000. square miles. This represents a 90% drop.
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Don Lemon, the Show Anchor, followed up and asked Weir what could be done to slow down melting.
What is the answer? Weir says that humanity should stop releasing carbon into the atmosphere.
It’s the same answer for generations. Lemon was told by Weir that the faster we can get rid of fuels that burn, the less terrible this is.
“This is the only way to go right now. He said that this would not only stop it at its source, but also pull carbon out of the ocean and sky.” As people get to grips the enormity of carbon removal, it will be the largest industry you have ever heard of.
Weir didn’t do his part in helping melting the ice caps by not burning more fuels or adding more carbon to the atmosphere.
This is because Weir used carbon-spewing aircraft to travel the 6,500-mile journey between John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York City, and the Ushuaia Malvinas Argentinas International Airport, Ushuaia. Ushuaia is the capital of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.
Weir posted a photo of the Aerolineas Argentinas aircraft he was flying before he left the U.S. to fly for Argentina.
Google projects that the flight JFK-Ushuaia will result in between 800 and 900 kg of carbon dioxide per way depending on how many stops are made.