“Of course, when the clock strikes midnight to turn to January 1, 2021, the world won’t instantly be cured of either COVID or our fossil fuel addiction. But, nevertheless, as we look towards 2021, there is hope on the horizon.”
Some 30 young South Koreans are suing their Government, claiming that their parliament’s “recent revision to the nation’s climate-change law doesn’t go far enough to protect their future.”
Greta Thunberg told delegates at Davos that “Our house is still on fire. Your inaction is fueling the flames by the hour.”
“Instead of kicking out these polluters, the UNFCCC 25th Conferences of the Parties (COP25) kicked out the people. Instead of listening to our voices, they attempted to silence us.”
It is time to kick the polluters out of the UN climate negotiations. They should have been kicked out decades ago. But it needs to happen now. Once and for all.
In Canada, tar sands supporters in large trucks are hounding a youth climate activist, who has emboldened and inspired millions to march and strike for climate action.
Climate change is more than a fight over the future of our planet – it is a fight between young and old, male and female, white versus people of colour, people of power and privilege versus people from impoverished and indigenous communities.
Trudeau was called a climate hypocrite back in June and he is being called a climate hypocrite now. As Greta says: listen to the science. We can’t build any more pipelines if we want a safe climate.
After the UN climate Summit, Andrew Steer, head of the World Resources Institute and a former World Bank official, said the Big Polluters fell “woefully short” of expectations. “Their lack of ambition stands in sharp contrast with the growing demand for action around the world.”
Greta and 15 other young people have just filed what is being described as a “world-changing lawsuit” suing five of the world’s major carbon polluters for violating their rights as children.