#TakeYourSeat. A five-minute read.
Sir David Attenborough is the voice of a new “People’s Seat” at the climate change Conference presently taking place in Poland where Governments are meeting to discuss implementing the Paris Agreement on climate change.
He is part of an initiative launched by the UN to bring the voice of people from around the world to the International Conference.
Negotiators at the talks will hear details of a global review on climate change-tackling efforts, and the pressure is on to work towards increasing commitments from countries by 2020.
The Paris Agreement on Climate Change has four main goals with regards to reducing emissions:
1) A long-term goal of keeping the increase in global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels.
2) To aim to limit the increase to 1.5°C, since this would significantly reduce risks and the impacts of climate change.
3) Governments agreed on the need for global emissions to peak as soon as possible, recognising that this will take longer for developing countries.
4) To undertake rapid reductions thereafter in accordance with the best available science.
Against this background, Sir David Attenborough has just issued a stark warning that the collapse of civilisations and extinction of much of the natural world is on the verge.
Which on we all agreed, except for Mr Dump
Sir David articulated the following. “If we don’t take action, the collapse of our civilisations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon.”
His words are perhaps the most important empty utterances of this century.
They called for ambitious decisions which are sufficiently detailed and comprehensive to enable the effective operation of the Paris Agreement, secured three years ago in the French capital to curb global warming.
Because without unlimited financial funding they are just that ambitions, blowing in the wind.
The World Bank recently announced it is doubling investments in climate action with 200 billion US dollars (£157 billion) for 2021-2025, including 50 billion US dollars (£39 billion) towards helping countries adapt to the impacts of global warming.
This is just pissing in the wind.
WHAT IS NEEDED IS TRILLIONS. TO TACKLE THE SOURCES OF THE PROBLEMS THAT CAN BE WRAPPED UP IN ONE WORD – INEQUALITY WHERE SOME OF THE WORLD IS SITTING IN EMPTY SEATS.
THERE IS ONLY ONE SOLUTION:
THAT IS AN WORLD AID COMMISSION OF 0.05% TO BE APPLIED WORLDWIDE ON ALL ACTIVITIES THAT ARE PRODUCING PROFIT FOR PROFIT SAKE. ( See previous posts)
All human comments appreciated. All like empty seat clicks chucked in the bin.