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Originally posted on ShamblingApocalypse.com:
World War I started with the assassination of Arch Duke Ferdinand by Serbian extremists. This shows that even in the beginning of the 20th century the world was so interconnected that an assassination in Bosnia could lead to a world war. Of course this happened because there was great tension…
The world leaders did not achieve immediate, drastic, unprecedented, annual emission cuts at the source which means they’re failing when it comes to this climate crisis.
Now the world shall have to wait for further negotiations, for many countries (like the Maldives) the answer or action shall be too late.
Een gedeeltelijk teleurstellend eindresultaat voor de COP26, maar nog een opening naar volgend jaar.
In the Paris Agreement in 2015, countries committed to limit temperature rises to “well below” 2C and pursue efforts to limit them to 1.5C to avoid the most dangerous storms, droughts, crop failures, floods and disease.
Scientists have warned keeping temperature rises to 1.5C requires global emissions to be cut by 45% by 2030, and to zero overall by mid-century.
Our fragile planet is still hanging by a thread. We are still knocking on the door of climate catastrophe whilst so many countries again proved that their economic interests are more important than the saving of the planet.
Countries responsible for about 90% of global emissions have signed up to net zero goals, mostly by around 2050 for developed countries, rising to 2060 for China and 2070 for India, but the NDCs for actions in the next decade do not match up. The climate responds to the cumulative carbon in the atmosphere, so if emissions are high enough in the next two decades the world could surpass the 1.5C limit even if carbon reaches net zero later.
US President Joe Biden said that Xi Jinping’s absence was a “big mistake” and that Vladimir Putin, his Russia’s wilderness, was burning whilst their president “stays mum” about the issue.
Facing the terrible consequences of our carelessness and neglect of nature around us this time, the world leaders shall not only have to come up with promises, but they shall also have to make sure that all promises are met.
To avert climate disaster, we need resilient societies built on love and respect, not just technology