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Old 27th October 2022, 12:52 PM   #561
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Looks like Captain Obvious has been employed by UN.

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The UN environment agency’s report found there was “no credible pathway to 1.5C in place” and that “woefully inadequate” progress on cutting carbon emissions means the only way to limit the worst impacts of the climate crisis is a “rapid transformation of societies”.
https://www.theguardian.com/environm...-major-studies
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Old 20th November 2022, 03:14 PM   #562
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Meanwhile:
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The world has failed to reach an agreement to phase out fossil fuels after marathon UN climate talks were “stonewalled” by a number of oil-producing nations.

https://edition.cnn.com/2022/11/19/w...ntl/index.html

Or in other words: Right on track for the ***********

How is the outlook for desert regions like Saudi Arabia on a heated planet?
I hope they are one of those that burn first.
Well, unfortunately and of course, the profiteers will able to flee to any place they want, once their holy beloved desert becomes uninhabitable.
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Old 20th November 2022, 07:49 PM   #563
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The big takeaway from Cop27? These climate conferences just aren’t working

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Rather than a bloated global talking shop, we need something smaller, leaner and fully focused on the crisis at hand


In the end, the recent shenanigans at the Cop27 meeting in Sharm el-Sheikh at least ended up making modest progress on loss and damage: high-emissions nations agreeing to pay those countries bearing the brunt of climate mayhem that they had little to do with bringing about.

But, yet again, there was no commitment to cutting the emissions accelerating this crisis, without which this agreement is nothing more – as one delegate commented – than a “down-payment on disaster”. No seasoned observers are of the opinion that the world is any nearer tackling the climate emergency. Indeed, the real legacy of Cop27 could well be exposing the climate summit for what it has become, a bloated travelling circus that sets up once a year, and from which little but words ever emerge.

It really does beggar belief, that in the course of 27 Cops, there has never been a formal agreement to reduce the world’s fossil fuel use. Not only has the elephant been in the room all this time, but over the last quarter of a century it has taken on gargantuan proportions – and still its presence goes unheeded. It is no surprise, then, that from Cop1 in Berlin in 1995, to Egypt this year, emissions have continued – barring a small downward blip at the height of the pandemic – to head remorselessly upwards.
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Old 26th November 2022, 07:34 PM   #564
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Originally Posted by arthwollipot View Post
I'm shocked that representatives of so many countries are unable to come to agreement over a situation threatening them all. The UN works so well that something like climate change should be a piece of cake.
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Meanwhile, a thought occurred to me today - we're now in the third La Nina season in a row, and the last time al El Nino event occurred, the global temperature leapt by 0.3oC.

Christ knows what it'll be when the inevitable El Nino occurs, but I'll be surprised if we don't bust the +1.5o mark by 2025.
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Old 27th November 2022, 12:04 PM   #565
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Rather than a bloated global talking shop, we need something smaller, leaner and fully focused on the crisis at hand
Even then, what kind of regulatory power would you expect them to have?
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Old 2nd December 2022, 11:49 PM   #566
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Belling The Cat

This fable came to mind, note the last two lines

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Old 3rd December 2022, 12:54 PM   #567
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The last two lines:

"It is one thing to say that something should be done, but quite a different matter to do it."
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