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Martin Sheen on the Environment and War 🚩☠️
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Martin Sheen 👍 on the Environment and War


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Martin Sheen has recorded this for World BEYOND War on the topic of war and the environment. Learn more at https://worldbeyondwar.org/environment/
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October 27, 2021

COP 26 key priorities. Will our leaders FINALLY do the right thing??


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COP26 is a global climate conference that kicks off in Glasgow on Sunday 31st October 2021. It could be the most pivotal meeting of world leaders that we see in our lifetime, and it needs to deliver some pretty ambitious and robust resolutions if we're to stand any chance of keeping global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius. So, can our politicians filter out the cacophony of climate noise in the world right now and focus on the key priorities that will actually make a difference? 

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October 27, 2021 REUTERS

Grains are loaded in a ship near at a port near the city of Rosario, Argentina September 17, 2021. Picture taken with a drone September 17, 2021. REUTERS/Miguel Lo Bianco

Once Mighty River Is Now A Trickle Of Muddy Water

By Lucila Sigal (Reuters) – Gustavo Alcides Diaz, an Argentine fisherman and hunter from a river island community, is at home on the water. The Parana River once lapped the banks near his wooden stilt home that he could reach by boat. Fish gave him food and income. He purified river water to drink.

Now the 40-year-old looks out on a trickle of muddy water.

The Parana, South America’s second-largest river behind only the Amazon, has retreated this year to its lowest level since its record low in 1944, hit by cyclical droughts and dwindling rainfall upriver in Brazil. Climate change only worsens those trends.

The decline of the waterway, which knits together a huge swathe of the continent, has hurt river communities like Diaz’s, snarled grains transport in Argentina and Paraguay and contributed to a rise in wildfires, damaging wetland ecosystems.

“This is historic. I’ve never seen it so low in my lifetime,” Diaz said at his home in Charigue, some 300 kilometers (186 miles) upriver from the Argentine capital Buenos Aires, lamenting the impact on fish stocks and fresh water. “When everything dries up, the water rots.”

The Parana’s crisis is among the multitude of woes arising worldwide associated with global climate change linked to the burning of fossil fuels and the resulting greenhouse gas emissions. World leaders are set to meet at the United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP26, starting on Oct. 31 in Glasgow, Scotland amid warnings from a U.N. panel about climate-related disruptions for decades, if not centuries, to come.

The river, born in southern Brazil, snakes about 4,880 kilometers (3,030 miles) through Paraguay and Argentina before reaching the Atlantic Ocean. It is a vital waterway for commercial shipping and fishing, provides drinking water to millions of people, powers hydroelectric plants and supports rich biodiversity.

Billions of dollars worth of agricultural commodities such as soy, corn and wheat are transported to ports down the Parana to be shipped around the world. It carries about 80% of Argentina’s farm exports, though some shippers are now looking to move goods over land due to the reduced water levels.

The Parana’s flow at some points this year has fallen to just over half the normal amount. Satellite imagery clearly shows how much the river has receded.

The dry weather driving the Parana’s decline is due in part to a long-term natural cycle of weather patterns that is being worsened by global warming, wetlands burning and hydroelectric dam construction – all coinciding with the La Nina natural ocean-atmospheric phenomenon that lowers rainfall levels, agronomist and climate expert Eduardo Sierra said.

The broader dry cycle could last for decades, forcing a readjustment for communities, farmers and shippers, Sierra added.

“This is a twice-in-a century event,” said Sierra, an adviser to the Buenos Aires grains exchange, referring to the river’s decline.

“We also have a human cause which is global warming, which is accentuating all the variations in the climate,” Sierra added, noting that human activity including damming also “impacts the river’s ability to self-regulate.”

‘LIKE THE SEA’

The Parana – meaning “like the sea” in the Tupi-Guarani language spoken by local indigenous peoples, owing to its vastness – is formed by the convergence of two rivers in Brazil, the Rio Grande and the Paranaiba. The Parana fills with water in Brazilian states including Goias, Minas Gerais, Sao Paulo and Mato Grosso do Sul before its long journey to the River Plate estuary at Buenos Aires.

These areas upriver have experienced steady declines in rainfall levels over the past 10 years, according to a Reuters analysis of Refinitiv weather data spanning the past three decades.

The analysis showed that combined average rainfall in those four Brazilian states has plunged to the lowest level since at least the early 1990s. Precipitation levels during that time have dropped by half, with the trend accelerating in the past decade.

“This past year will stand out compared to anything else from the past any way you measure it,” said Isaac Hankes, Refinitiv senior weather research analyst.

That sustained drop in rainfall directly impacts the level of the Parana thousands of kilometers (miles) down river in Argentina and Paraguay, where huge ships and barges rely on deep river channels to ferry large agricultural cargoes.

The river’s declining levels are hindering the transport of such cargo because ships are unable to be fully loaded due to concern that a deeper draft – the distance from the waterline to the vessel’s bottom – from the extra weight might cause them to run aground.

The river’s average depth over the past two years at the Argentine inland grains port of Rosario is the second lowest on record, behind a historic drought in 1944. Measuring sticks that dot the river at key points and provide depth gauges related to a set historical “zero” level – instead of the river bed – have dropped into negative territory.

Guillermo Wade, manager of Argentina’s Chamber of Port and Maritime Activities, said the lower level means that ships are cutting grain cargoes by around 20% versus normal volumes. Ships must cut from 1,600 to 2,175 tonnes of cargo to save a foot of draft, Wade added. Vessels are leaving Rosario with an average draft of about 9.1 meters (30 feet) versus the normal 10.4 meters (34 feet), Wade said.

“In more than 40 years that I have been in this job, I have never seen it reach 33 centimeters (13 inches) below zero. I had never seen that,” Wade said.

Low river levels also have forced exporters to take smaller loads in cargo ships while upriver and then add cargo at deep water ports down the river, raising logistics costs. Argentina has lost about $620 million in soybean meal and soyoil exports alone due to transport problems caused by lower river levels, according to the Rosario grains exchange.

“Through this decline we are losing cargo loads,” Wade said. “Perhaps next time instead of coming for this little bit here, boats will go directly to Brazil and we will lose out.”

‘RAPID RECHARGE’


In wetland areas around the river delta in Argentina, lower water levels have contributed to a spike in wildfires, with people in river island communities losing homes and livestock.

“When the river rises just 10 centimeters (4 inches) here they celebrate,” said Javier Herenu, 53, a local teacher near Charigue whose boat commute from his home to the school has been replaced by a long walk in a dry riverbed.

“The economic impact is gigantic,” Carlos Balletbo, a senior official at regional shipper Atria, said at his office near the tri-border area where Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay meet and the Iguazu River joins the Parana.

Paraguay’s rivers carry 96% of the landlocked county’s exports.

Atria has about 600 barges. Balletbo said low water levels have paralyzed Atria’s operations transporting soybean oil and meal. Instead, goods are going overland to the Brazilian port of Paranagua and to granary ports on the edge of Paraguay’s capital Asuncion.

Vessels leave Paraguay with just half their cargo capacity to reach the ports of Rosario and Rio de la Plata, tripling travel times and generating extra costs, Balletbo said.

“Navigation has been stopped. We practically had no work,” added Roque Gomez, a 42-year-old shipyard worker in nearby Mayor Otano on the Paraguayan banks of the Parana. “We try to keep staff and survive through this.”

Weather experts have said the Parana’s decline could last at least into next year. October rains have given some respite but the longer-term forecast is not encouraging, with only average or below average water levels predicted into 2022.

“We need a period of rapid recharge of the river,” said Lucas Chamorro, head of hydrology at the Yacyreta hydroelectric plant, adding that human activity such as cattle ranching, burning lands and soybean farming is impacting the wider Pantanal wetland area as well as the Amazon.

Dionicio Gaona, a fish seller in Santa Rita, a town in the Alto Parana department of Paraguay about 340 kilometers (210 miles) east of the capital Asuncion, said the river’s decline has forced him to shift trades to support his family.

“It’s been hard because there have been so few fish,” Gaona said. “I’ve had to work as a bricklayer just to make ends meet.”

(Reporting by Lucila Sigal in Charigue, Argentina, and Daniela Desantis in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay; Additional reporting by Maximilian Heath; Editing by Will Dunham and Adam Jourdan)
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Agelbert NOTE: Though not directly mentioned in the causes listed in the video, the burning of fossil fuels is involved in 90% (AT LEAST) of all the human activities contributing to Catastrophic Climate Change. Please keep in mind that the 10 solutions outlined in the video REQUIRE that we STOP burning hydrocarbons AND stop using hydrocarbons as feed stock for making fertilzer, pharmaceuticals and plastics. We have the technoogy NOW to replace these ruinously polluting uses of hydrocarbons. We need hydrocarbons like a dog needs ticks!


July 9, 2021

Climate change 2021: definition, causes & top 10 solutions

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In this whiteboard animation, I explain what is climate change, what causes it and I present the 10 most impactful (and perhaps unexpected) solutions suggested by Project Drawdown.

0:00 Intro
0:38 Definition of climate change
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2:17 Emissions per economic sector
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3:52 Implications & risks
4:47 Top 10 solutions
7:57 Final thoughts

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WRI EVENTS AT COP26: WEEK ONE
« Reply #2239 on: November 01, 2021, 02:59:07 pm »


November 1, 2021

Explore WRI’s COP26 Resource Hub, where our experts are tracking developments, sharing ideas and providing analysis to unpack what’s at stake and critical areas for progress. Explore the hub now.

WRI EVENTS AT COP26: WEEK ONE
 
WRI is at the heart of many conversations at COP26. Tune in to an upcoming event or a recorded webinar with WRI researchers and other renowned experts at this year's climate negotiations. Visit our full event list of events.
 
Navigating the Transition to Zero Carbon Buildings
Monday, November 1
16:00 - 17:30 GMT | 12:00 - 1:30pm EDT
Buildings Pavilion | Watch Onlne
The Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction and WRI host a joint event to announce the Buildings as a Critical Climate Solution commitment and showcase countries developing roadmaps to implement these ambitious goals.
WRI Speaker: Jennifer Layke   

Land & Carbon Lab Launch
Monday, November 1
17:00-18:30 GMT
Nature Pavilion
WRI’s new Land & Carbon Lab initiative is harnessing the data revolution to monitor the pulse of the planet’s land and its nature-based carbon. Learn more.
WRI Speaker: Ani Dasgupta   

Parched Power: Assessing Physical Climate Risks for Power Generation Project Portfolios
Tuesday, November 2
10:00 - 10:25 GMT | 6:00 - 6:25am EDT
Water Pavilion | Watch the Livestream
Speakers will introduce a cost-effective yet comprehensive framework for assessing physical climate risks for power generation project portfolios, co-developed by WRI and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
WRI Speaker: Tianyi Luo   

How Cities are Inspiring Nations, Companies, and Financiers to Embrace Forest Action
Tuesday, November 2
11:00 - 12:30 GMT | 7:00 - 8:30am EDT
Nature Zone | Register Here and Watch Online
Mayors from around the world and global actors respond to the Cities4Forests "Call to Action on Forests and Climate" by increasing their commitments to forest action for climate mitigation and adaptation, pledging to work with cities on forest issues, and sharing the most impactful forest-related plans, policies, and investments. Learn more.
WRI Speaker: Craig Hanson   

Public Policies and Private Investment for Conservation and Landscape Restoration in Latin America
Tuesday, November 2
13:00 - 14:15 GMT | 9:00 - 10:15am EDT
European Investment Bank Pavilion, Blue Zone | Register Here and Watch Online
A free-flowing discussion between ministers and CEOs of impact investment firms on aligning public policies with private investment to promote the conservation and restoration of land in Latin American and the Caribbean. The panel will be in English with live interpretation in Spanish.
WRI Contact: Walter Vergara

A New Phase for AFR100: Accelerating Africa’s Locally Led Land Restoration Movement
Tuesday, November 2
13:00 – 14:30 GMT | 14:00-15:30 WAT | 15:00-16:30 CAT | 16:00-17:30 EAT
Nature Zone | Register Here and Watch Online
Join African heads-of-state, investors, and implementers for the launch of the second phase of AFR100 – featuring concrete investment commitments – and a look at the top locally led African tree restoration projects. Learn more.
WRI Speaker: Ani Dasgupta, Wanjira Mathai

Adaptation Action Coalition COP26 Event
Tuesday, November 2
17:30 – 18:30 GMT | 1:30-2:30pm EDT
Resilience Hub | Register Here and Watch Online
A high-level event focused on taking a whole of society approach to resilience and adaption action, as well as a Ministerial session where Ministers will announce commitments to adaptation action. Learn more.
WRI Speaker: Ani Dasgupta


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October 31, 2021

COP26 Summit Is A Make or Break Chance To Avert Climate Disaster

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GLASGOW, Oct 31 (Reuters) – The United Nations COP26 summit that starts in Glasgow this week has been billed as a make-or-break chance to save the planet from the most calamitous effects of climate change😬

Delayed by a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, COP26 aims to keep alive a target of capping global warming at 1.5C above pre-industrial levels, the limit scientists say would avoid its most destructive consequences.

“We need to come out of Glasgow saying with credibility that we have kept 1.5 alive,” Alok Sharma, COP26’s president, said on Sunday as delegates began arriving in the Scottish city.

“We’re already at global warming at 1.1 degrees above pre-industrial levels,” he told Sky News television. “At 1.5 there are countries in the world that will be underwater, and that’s why we need to get an agreement here on how we tackle climate change over the next decade.”

Meeting the 1.5 C goal, agreed in Paris to much fanfare in 2015, will require a surge in political momentum and diplomatic heavy-lifting to make up for the insufficient action and empty pledges that have characterized much of global climate politics.


The conference needs to secure more ambitious pledges to further cut emissions, lock in billions in climate finance, and finish the rules to implement the Paris Agreement with the unanimous consent of the nearly 200 countries that signed it.

“Let’s be clear – there is a serious risk that Glasgow will not deliver,” U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres told leaders of the Group of 20 (G20) rich nations last week.

Existing pledges to cut emissions would see the planet’s average temperature rise 2.7C this century, which the United Nations says would supercharge the destruction that climate change is already causing by intensifying storms, exposing more people to deadly heat and floods, killing coral reefs and destroying natural habitats.


Full article:
https://gcaptain.com/cop26-summit-make-break-chance-avert-climate-disaster-scientists-issue-increasingly-urgent-warnings-1-5c-goal-is-slipping-reach/

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Movember 2, 2021

The EPA announced new rules to sharply curtail methane emissions from oil and gas wells today, as the U.S. and the EU are due to formally unveil the Global Methane Pledge at COP26.

Making methane moves: COP day 2

COP26 🐒 Disinfo Off To The Stupidest Possible Start


A full roundup of today's climate and clean energy commentary can be found here.

Agelbert NOTE:,Countries had better DO (not simply, "pledge" ::) to do) a LOT more than curtailing methane leaks from oil and gas wells. Not only should those polluting wells be PLUGGED (PERIOD, FULL STOP!), but drastic action to get us back to 350 PPM of atmospheric CO2 is sine qua non to keep the permafrost methane bomb from going off.

Any apocalyptic scenario possible if methane from melting permafrost is not stopped
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Re: 🚩 Global Climate Chaos ☠️
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Extinction Rebellion Activists Tell It Like It IS!
« Reply #2243 on: November 02, 2021, 05:07:52 pm »


November 2, 2021


#ExtinctionRebellion protesters heckle world leaders in Glasgow on the way to a plush dinner at Kelvingrove museum #COP26


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⏰ Running Out of Time - Hourglass Collage
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We Are Running Out of Time to REVERSE Catastrophic Climate Change

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by Tibi Puiu, November 7, 2021 1:13 PM
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It's been a week since the COP26 summit in Glasgow kicked off. World leaders are focusing on climate change and while there's been some progress, decisive ambition to tackle the climate emergency is lacking. This disappointment has been voiced by tens of thousands of protesters 👍 who took to the streets of Glasgow and other cities in a Climate March. Here's the executive summary.

Our "last best chance" to stop catastrophic climate change

Code red,declared the UN secretary-general, António Guterres, right before this year's COP kicked off in Glasgow. With this statement, Guterres wished to sound the 🚨 alarm ahead of expected intense negotiations, hoping to galvanize policymakers for more ambitious action. This is our "last best chance" to keep global heating under 1.5 degrees Celsius, everyone seems to agree.

The UN climate conference kicked off on the first day with speeches from world leaders, who one after the other took the podium and called for action. With a few exceptions, these speeches were as bland and cliché as one might expect from a politician. Everyone's eyes were on President Joe Biden anyway, who came to build back everything that Trump had destroyed in his four years in office. After Biden took office, he immediately took steps to bring back the US into the Paris Agreement. At Glasgow, he told delegates that the US wants to become a net-zero emissions economy no later than 2050, saying the government will soon introduce a long-term decarbonization strategy. He also touted his legislative plans, still awaiting approval by his fellow Democrats in Congress, to allocate $500 billion to address climate change.

“I guess I shouldn’t apologize, but I do apologize  for the fact that the United States — the last administration pulled out of the Paris accord,” Biden told the delegates at COP26.

The first tangible outcome out of COP26 was Tuesday's resolution, signed by a group of more than 100 countries representing 85% of the world’s forests, which committed to stopping all deforestation in just nine years . The declaration comes alongside $19 billion of new funding to tackle forest loss, provided by developed countries and companies.

No more deforestation in less than a decade? That sounds fantastic. However, the declaration lacks any teeth. There are no terms on how the goal will actually be met or how progress will be monitored. Plus, the goal is not binding — so there’s good reason not to get your hopes up just yet. 

The following day, delegates turned their attention to methane, an extremely potent greenhouse gas. Over 100 countries have signed a commitment to reduce their methane emissions by 30% between 2020 and 2030 . The initiative is spearheaded by the United States and the European Union and it covers two-thirds of the global economy and half of the main 30 methane emitters countries. China, Russia and India haven’t joined it 🤦‍♂️, however.

So far, so good.   If the deforestation and methane reduction pledges are actually followed through, global warming could be kept at 2 degrees Celsius , by one estimate. All hopes hinge on all of these countries actually delivering on their promises though. :P

More than 40 countries also agreed to phase out coal-fired power, including Canada, South Korea, Ukraine, Indonesia and Vietnam, who vowed to stop using coal sometime between 2030 and 2040. Even Poland signed up, which was very surprising, considering the nation's residential and industrial sectors are 90% dependent on coal.

Civil society was kept up to speed with all of these developments -- but they didn't buy them. On Friday, the streets of Glasgow were flooded by thousands of protesters 👍, with several high-profile activists already labeling this COP as a failure.

“Many are starting to ask themselves, what will it take for the people in power to wake up?" said climate activitist Greta Thunberg ✨.

“But let’s be clear, they are already awake. They know exactly what they are doing – they know exactly what priceless values they are sacrificing to maintain business as usual.”

On this note, a group of artists  launched the “Cartoon Gallery” at the COP, showing 60 cartoons that illustrate everyone’s frustration with the lack of climate ambition.

You can see more in this article by Fermin Koop , ZME's climate correspondent who is 🕵️ reporting from Glasgow.

The 🦕🦖 Hydrocarbon 👹 Hellspawn Fossil Fuelers DID THE Clean Energy Inventions suppressing, Climate Trashing, Government corrupting, human health depleting CRIME. Since they have ALWAYS BEEN liars and conscience free crooks, they are trying to AVOID DOING THE TIME or PAYING THE FINE!  Don't let them get away with it! Pass it on! 
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🚩 2021 Was Terrible for North American Glaciers.
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November 7, 2021 BY Brian Menounos, The Conversation

2021 Was Terrible for North American Glaciers. COP26 May Seal Their Fate.

This year will likely be one of the worst for glaciers in southern British Columbia, Alberta, Washington and Montana. BRYTTA VIA GETTY IMAGES

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A modelling study in 2011, for example, showed that Alberta glaciers would lose 31-40 per cent of their volume even if temperatures stopped increasing immediately. A more recent study reveals nearly complete deglaciation in mid- to southern areas of British Columbia and Alberta even under moderate future emission scenarios.

Neither of these earlier projection studies take into account the most recent collection of global climate model experiments from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report. The scientific community is currently using these scenarios to update projected glacier loss for many regions, including western North America, which will help clarify the rates and pattern of glacier loss in the decades ahead. But we should anticipate continued glacier shrinkage since glaciers remain strongly out of balance with present-day climate.

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Greta Thunberg ✨ Tells it like it 🦖😈🐍 IS!
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November 8, 2021 By Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!

Greta Thunberg ✨ Condemns UN Climate Summit as a “ Greenwash 🦖😈🐍 Festival

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It is not a secret that COP26 is a failure. It should be obvious that we cannot solve a crisis with the same methods that got us into it in the first place. And more and more people are starting to realize this. Many are starting to ask themselves, “What will it take for the people in power to wake up?”

But let’s be clear: They are already awake. They know exactly what they are doing. They know exactly what priceless values they are sacrificing to maintain business as usual. The leaders are not doing nothing; they are actively creating loopholes and shaping frameworks to benefit themselves and to continue profiting from this destructive system. This is an active choice by the leaders to continue to let the exploitation of people and nature and the destruction of present and future living conditions to take place.

The COP has turned into a PR event where leaders are giving beautiful speeches and announcing fancy commitments and targets, while behind the curtains the governments of the Global North countries are still refusing to take any drastic climate action. It seems like their main 😈 goal is to continue to fight for the status quo.

And COP26 has been named the most exclusionary COP ever. This is not a conference. This is now a GlobalNorth greenwash festival, a two-week-long celebration of 🦖😈🐍 business as usual and blah, blah, blah. The most affected people in the most affected areas still remain unheard, and the voices of future generations are drowning in their greenwash and empty words and promises. But the facts do not lie, and we know that our emperors are naked.

To stay below the targets set in the Paris Agreement, and thereby minimizing the risks of setting off irreversible chain reactions beyond human control, we need immediate, drastic, annual emission cuts unlike anything the world has ever seen. And as we don’t have the technological solutions that alone will do anything even close to that, that means we will have to fundamentally change our society. And this is the uncomfortable result of our leaders’ repeated failure to address this crisis.

At the current emissions rates, our remaining CO2 budgets to give us the best chances of staying below 1.5 degrees Celsius will be gone within the end of this decade. And the climate and ecological crisis, of course, doesn’t exist in a vacuum. It is directly tied to other crises and injustices that date back to colonialism and beyond, crises based on the idea that some people are worth more than others, and therefore had the right to steal others — to exploit others and to steal their land and resources. And 📢 it is very naive of us to think that we could solve this crisis without addressing the root cause of it.

But this is not going to be spoken about inside the COP. It’s just too uncomfortable. It’s much easier for them to simply ignore the historical debt that the countries of the Global North have towards the most affected people and areas.

And the question we must now ask ourselves is: What is it that we are fighting for? Are we fighting to save ourselves and the living planet, or are we fighting to maintain business as usual?
🕯️Don't miss the video  of Greta making the above speech: 🕊️
https://truthout.org/video/greta-thunberg-condemns-un-climate-summit-as-a-greenwash-festival/

Agelbert NOTE: Greta is not saying anything that reality based humans don't know, as the following fact filled quote from George M. Woodwell, made over six years ago, makes clear. Nevertheless, what she said needs to be shouted from the rooftops until the polluters can no longer buy politicians.

George M. Woodwell, Woods Hole Research Center founder:
Quote
"The core responsibility assigned to governments in democracies is the PUBLIC WELFARE, protecting the HUMAN BIRTHRIGHT to BASIC NEEDS: clean air, water, land, and a place to live, under EQUITABLE RULES of access to all common property resources.

It is astonishing to discover that major political efforts in democracies can be turned to undermining the core purpose of government, destroying the factual basis for fair and effective protection of essential common property resources of all to feed the financial interests of a few.
 
These 😈🦖 efforts, limiting scientific research on environment, denying the validity of settled facts and natural laws, are a shameful dance, far below acceptable or reputable political behavior. It can be treated not as a reasoned alternative, but scorned for what it is – SIMPLE THIEVERY."


"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." -- Aldous Huxley
The 🦕🦖 Hydrocarbon 👹 Hellspawn Fossil Fuelers DID THE Clean Energy Inventions suppressing, Climate Trashing, Government corrupting, human health depleting CRIME. Since they have ALWAYS BEEN liars and conscience free crooks, they are trying to AVOID DOING THE TIME or PAYING THE FINE!  Don't let them get away with it! Pass it on! 
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