Top Climate Expert interviewed at cop21:
Crisis is Worse Than We Think & Scientists Are Self-Censoring to Downplay Risk
GEORGE MONBIOT ON THE OUTCOME OF COP21:
By comparison to what it could have been, it’s a miracle. By comparison to what it should have been, it’s a disaster.George Monbiot in The Guardian
Shortly after the end of COP21, George Monbiot wrote this in The Guardian:
Excerpt from the article:
“Inside the narrow frame within which the talks have taken place, the draft agreement at the UN climate talks in Paris is a great success. The relief and self-congratulation with which the final text was greeted, acknowledges the failure at Copenhagen six years ago, where the negotiations ran wildly over time before collapsing. The Paris agreement is still awaiting formal adoption, but its aspirational limit of 1.5C of global warming, after the rejection of this demand for so many years, can be seen within this frame as a resounding victory. In this respect and others, the final text is stronger than most people anticipated.
Outside the frame it looks like something else. I doubt any of the negotiators believe that there will be no more than 1.5C of global warming as a result of these talks. As the preamble to the agreement acknowledges, even 2C, in view of the weak promises governments brought to Paris, is wildly ambitious. Though negotiated by some nations in good faith, the real outcomes are likely to commit us to levels of climate breakdown that will be dangerous to all and lethal to some….”
OTHER CRITICAL REVIEWS:
GEORGE MONBIOT IS NOT ALONE.
OBVIOUSLY THE WORLD DOES NOT BELIEVE THAT THE COP21 NEGOTIATIONS MEAn THE END OF ALL OF OUR PROBLEMS.
HERE YOU CAN FIND A HANDFUL OF CRITICAL ARTICLES.
(A GOOGLE SEARCH OF “COP21 REVIEW” GIVES MORE THAN A MILLION RESULTS.)
IT´S STILL UP TO US, THE PEOPLE, TO STOP CLIMATE CHANGE!
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“Talks in the city of light
￼generate more heat”
On 12 December, thousands of ordinary people were in the streets of Paris to show that we will continue organizing for climate justice — no matter what heads of state decide.
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SOME IMPORTANT DILEMMAS ARE NOT DISCUSSED – LET ALONE SOLVED
FOR DIFFERENT REASONS:
For instance because it touches the lifestyle or core values of a great many people
A theme may have a tradition of splitting a population in pros and cons and making the parties deaf to the arguments of the opponents
Many important debates seem to reflect financial interests rather than science and facts.