Here’s another great post from Jane Fritz, expressing the frustration of all who have been struggling to get climate change, now climate breakdown, on the agenda of governments since Rio 1992 and before. As she says, there is no Planet B.
Australia is burning. California’s been burning. British Columbia’s been burning. Portugal’s been burning. This summer, the Arctic broke records for wildfires in Canada, Alaska, Greenland, and Siberia. In the Arctic! We’ve seen storms more volatile and ferocious than ever before, bringing destructive flooding. Massive glaciers and ice sheets melting at unheard of rates. Threat of coastal flooding of epic proportions. Island nations fearful of being swallowed up by rising seas in the foreseeable future. What could possibly be more important to every country and every political leader than addressing climate change?
You got it, money. Not the money needed to make radical changes. Not the money needed to support innovation in developing new sustainable energy sources. Not the money needed to incentivize people to embrace new technologies free of fossil fuels. No, it’s all that money flowing from fossil fuel-based industries that decision makers are loath to give up…
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Wait a minute: but we have wealth; what more do we need? Thanks Trump.
Maybe we want our wealth to be sustainable, and not have the ever increasing possibility of trying to escape wildfires, biblical floods, unheard-of storms, breaking down societies, uncountable refugees at our borders, disappearing wild species… I know this is all fears, but it’s happening.