Temperatures on Earth will shoot past a key danger point unless greenhouse gas emissions fall faster than countries have committed, the world’s top body of climate scientists say, warning of the consequences of inaction but also noting hopeful signs of progress.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change revealed “a litany of broken climate promises” by governments and corporations, accusing them of stoking global warming by clinging to harmful fossil fuels.
“It is a file of shame, cataloguing the empty pledges that put us firmly on track towards an unlivable world,” he said.
This is the truth…
…and this is the truth…
…the truth is that fighting global warming means fighting rapacious free market capitalism.
The truth is the poorest will suffer first.
The truth is that we need to look at a post growth economy and society. We need 4 day weeks, we need 40 hour weeks period. We need more artists. We need a State with capacity. We need to be sustainable for the basics. We need to be 100% renewable power.
The truth is we need to be far kinder to individuals while being far crueller to Corporations.
The truth is we can’t stop global warming and catastrophic climate change and that our only hope is radical adaptation.
The truth is the current political spectrum can not adapt fast enough to make legislation to deal with radical adaptation.
The truth is a Revolution at the ballot box is required.
The truth is that the climate crisis is now and if you thought voters were frightened by Covid, they ain’t seen nothin yet.
The truth will quickly be that being a smug hermit kingdom has its advantages.
In a climate crisis world, New Zealand will be one of those rare places that will be relatively unharmed.
Radical adaptation here means we can survive.
The Government’s Climate Emergency was an empty virtue signal.
COP26 was an empty virtue signal.
This latest report with its dire warnings will be replaced by the next MAFS controversy and endless direction of Will Smith’s toxic masculinity and we will start squabbling over the narcissism of small difference and bicker amongst ourselves as the Planet melts.
The rapidly changing climate will dictate the reality now. If you think swapping carbon credits is a solution, you are part of the problem.
We are going to need a bigger Army, Navy and Air Force.
Like way bigger.
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