Composted reads for the first part of May 2022

Good and bad news for our environment, brought by the Guardian

A follow-up for COP26

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.

Wereldwijde roep om verandering vond geen goede echo

Een gedeeltelijk teleurstellend eindresultaat voor de COP26, maar nog een opening naar volgend jaar.

Climate talks with a familiar outcome

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.

According to research temperature rises will top 2.4C by the end of this century

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.

Joe Biden has criticised the leaders of China and Russia for not turning up to the COP26 climate summit

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.

Efforts are not sufficient to reach the 1.5-degree goal

After five years Paris Agreement Chalmers University of Technology (Swedish: Chalmers tekniska högskola, often shortened to Chalmers), founded in 1829, is a Swedish university located in Gothenburg that focuses on research and education in technology, natural science and architecture. Its researchers and those of Lund University, founded in 1666, in Sweden and Central European UniversityContinue reading “Efforts are not sufficient to reach the 1.5-degree goal”

500 jaar na de ophanging van de 95 stellingen

Uitbeelding van het verhaal dat Luther zijn \”95 stellingen\” op de deur van de slotkerk te Wittenberg gespijkerd zou hebben (Ferdinand Pauwels, 1872)   In het kleine Duitse plaatsje Wittenberg zou de ijverige priester zijn tegenstand tegen de handel in aflaten op 31 oktober 1517 aan de kerkpoorten gehangen hebben. De \”95 stellingen\” stelden deContinue reading “500 jaar na de ophanging van de 95 stellingen”

Veroverende geloofsgroep

Sommigen vrezen dat er misbruik wordt gemaakt van migratie. Men kan natuurlijk niet ontkennen dat Indonesië, Maleisië, Centraal Azië en delen van India dankzij migratie werden geïslamiseerd. Dat migratie slechts een verkapte verovering is en dat de veroveringstocht der islamieten pas zal eindigen wanneer de hele wereld is veroverd gaat een brug te ver. HetContinue reading “Veroverende geloofsgroep”

Europe and much-vaunted bastions of multiculturalism becoming No God Zones

Cristina Odone for the Daily Telegraph looking at the situation in Europe about religious groups remarks that Jews are not alone envisioned to be mocked at. or endangered for life In some parts of the world, wearing the label “Christian” also carries a death sentence. Whether executed for the crime of apostasy in Pakistan, orContinue reading “Europe and much-vaunted bastions of multiculturalism becoming No God Zones”

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