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.
Trump “celebrated the US being the world’s No. 1 oil and gas producer. And the house cheered – they cheered for the knowing destabilization of the planet. Don’t call them deniers, they are arsonists.”
The youth are rising, the climate rebellion is growing. Despite Trump, there are reasons to be cheerful for 2019. So thank you Greta and all the other young climate activists out there.
“My biggest concern is that the UN talks failed to align ambitions with science. We continue to follow a path that will take us to a very dangerous 3-4C warmer world within this century.”
Just as the people of the Niger Delta have been demanding justice from Shell for decades, many of us have been demanding climate justice for decades too. But the hour glass has nearly run dry. The time to act is now. We cannot allow another COP to pass with just empty promises.
As the US and other big polluters are accused of deliberately undermining the UN climate talks and promoting climate denial, there are further grave warnings from the Arctic and Antarctic, regarding the impact that climate change is having on our polar regions.
Anyone new walking into a climate conference would be shocked at how simple words get argued upon for hours with the climate wreckers’ simple task of trying to increase the uncertainty of the science in the text or reduce the urgency of our coming climate catastrophe.
“Why should I be studying for a future that soon may be no more, when no one is doing anything to save that future?”
It is that time of year again, when the annual international UN climate negotiations take place. This year, the Conference of the Parties – or COP for short – is happening in Katowice, in Poland. It starts next week.