Amid climate week in New York City, the UN General Assembly has gathered to discuss the crisis, but despite dire warnings of the growing threat, pledges to aid the poorest nations least able to adapt have gone unmet. Deborah Brosnan, president of the environmental consulting firm Deborah Brosnan & Associates, joined Cheddar to warn against the fallout from not meeting these obligations. "Basically what we're doing by not delivering on these pledges is putting these countries at more risk," she said. "And we will create more suffering, more droughts, more famine, more hunger, and probably more conflict. The consequences are enormous." Brosnan did note that she's optimistic about the younger generation and its buy-in on finding solutions to the climate crisis.