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Chasm opens between COP26 words and climate action

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Until there is more pain, the empty words will probably persist.

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Lots of these people think the US will put money in their corrupt hands, they just fail off a turnip truck, overpopulation is the problem, people bringing children in the world, they cannot feed, they never complain about all the CO2,created bring dollars to their economy

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COPOUT26

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this required "governments to turn their pledges into clear and credible policy actions and strategies today".

Fat chance to the above, especially when the global fossils (i.e. the 'establishment') running the fossil economy continue to back 'their favorite president' who has held fund raisers at his resort/residence where the fossils pledged money to their Trump. The globe's establishment including leaders like MbS, MbZ and Putin are not going to risk losing their and their fellow ruling caste member's wealth and power and so will continue using their wealth and power to stymie any movements that might hint at shifting away from their fossil economy.

The fossil establishment have paid scientists to counter the research and findings from the majority of scientists who have shown the fossil economy has harmed and is harming the planet and most forms of life.

Meet The Billionaire Oil, Gas And Coal Tycoons Donating To Donald Trump

https://www.forbes.com/sites/michelatindera/2020/06/26/these-are-the-energy-oil-and-gas-billionaires-donating-to-donald-trump/?sh=4e9f20e67d59

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PTownsend , Youre still blaming Trump? This is getting ridiculous!

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> zichiToday  08:10 am JST

COPOUT26

very very nice zichi-san..... (´ ▽`).。o♡

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Well ultimately our choice was Amazon or the Amazon rainforest. We deserve the planet's retribution

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How many of the attendees traveled to the "conference" in a way that would be consistent with their rhetoric?

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I get the feeling that even the attendees are not fully convinced of the thoery of climate change danger, because if they were truly convinced of the imminent end of rhe human race they would stop at nothing to avoid the prophesied catastrophe. In reality they are doing virtually nothing about it.

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I read that Greta T says we need to fundamentally change society.

I don’t think her calls for that will be heeded.

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How many of the attendees traveled to the "conference" in a way that would be consistent with their rhetoric?

None.

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Blah blah blah

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“Chasm opens between words and action” wow!? What an amazing surprise! I mean, the last 25 COPs have had such an amazing track record that one could hardly expect COP26 being a talking shop with little or no action. I’m flabbergasted, how could that have happened ;-)

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COPOUT26

That sums it up.

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A lot needs to be done, quickly, if we want to stop global warming, and I have my doubts that we will do enough to prevent the calamities that are likely to hit us this century. Like lobsters or frogs in a slowly simmering pot, it is possible that we will learn to accept the coming disasters, rather than try aggressively to prevent them.

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Chasm opens between COP26 words and climate action:

As usual, it is so much easier to talk and pen agreements than to act and implement what have been agreed or pledged.

The gap is impossibly wide to cross that easily, anytime anywhere..

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Like lobsters or frogs in a slowly simmering pot, it is possible that we will learn to accept the coming disasters, rather than try aggressively to prevent them.

Just like with covid and the steady erasing of our rights.

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Greta Thunberg and the youth sum it up with

"Walk the walk, not talk the talk!"

Or to be precise

"Walk the walk, not blah blah blah!"

COP1 was in 1995.

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You all know the world has been getting greener from the CO2, right?

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/carbon-dioxide-fertilization-greening-earth

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Well ultimately our choice was Amazon or the Amazon rainforest. We deserve the planet's retribution

The planet is a rock, mostly molten, with a thin crust on the outside like an M&M. It’s not a spirit and it doesn’t have a soul.

It’s time to shift to doing what we do best - adapt. Don’t stop doing what has been drastically reducing poverty since the year 2000. Deaths from natural disasters has fallen drastically over the last 100 years despite the huge increase in population. Focus on reducing real pollution- smog, garbage in the ocean, K-pop, etc…

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Greta Thunberg and the youth sum it up with

"Walk the walk, not talk the talk!"

But they dont walk the walk.

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Helix

Greta Thunberg and the youth sum it up with

"Walk the walk, not talk the talk!"

But they dont walk the walk.

That refers to the decision-makers and policymakers, the world leaders at the COPOUT26.

But if you want to compare the carbon footprint of say Greta Thunberg and

Any western leader or billionaire, or even CEO of a large multinational. They all flew in on a private jet. Greta Thunberg travelled on public trains from Sweden.

Compare the Thunberg household energy consumption with world leaders and billionaires.

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So we had 18 months of Covid fear mongering with a short break for Afghanistan fears, now onto this. Probably back to Covid again soon or maybe North Korea or China.

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Like I said before, I am willing to believe what is being said once the talkers start living like THEY believe what they are saying. If Obama sells his seaside home, if Al Gore sells a few of his houses, if any of them show any willingness to display real leadership.

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Like I said before, I am willing to believe what is being said once the talkers start living like THEY believe what they are saying. If Obama sells his seaside home, if Al Gore sells a few of his houses, if any of them show any willingness to display real leadership.

They're exempt. You're not. Neither am I.

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Democracy is by vote, not decisions from a COP.

I don't care what they decide at that COP lile during the previous ones.

I vote for progress by education, and that's the best one cannexpect.

Giving money to countries with dictators is like fuel on fire.

I don't want any forced action on my behavior as a plain citizen just for the fact I live in a democracy while the rich and poor xountries citizen don't/can't change their bad habits.

There is no end of the world coming, fears so overrated. There is a continuous climate change accelearating very slowly. It is just to control us more easily by taxing us more and more. Money is not an issue (Covid as a revealing example).

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Like I said before, I am willing to believe what is being said once the talkers start living like THEY believe what they are saying. If Obama sells his seaside home, if Al Gore sells a few of his houses, if any of them show any willingness to display real leadership.

Most of the climate scientists doing the actual research on this don't have beach houses, don't fly in private planes, don't drive gas guzzling SUVs, etc etc. Do you have a different excuse for not believing what those people are saying?

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That refers to the decision-makers and policymakers, the world leaders at the COPOUT26.

But if you want to compare the carbon footprint of say Greta Thunberg and

Any western leader or billionaire, or even CEO of a large multinational. They all flew in on a private jet. Greta Thunberg travelled on public trains from Sweden.

Compare the Thunberg household energy consumption with world leaders and billionaires.

But you included “the youth” and they are predominantly talkers not walkers. Also, it’s a bit ingenuous to compare the affluent Thunberg family’s energy consumption to others. The “climate crisis” is, after all, their schtick.

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I don't want any forced action on my behavior as a plain citizen just for the fact I live in a democracy while the rich and poor xountries citizen don't/can't change their bad habits.

I don't think bad habits regarding CO2 generation are limited to dictatorships. Average annual CO2 emission per person are about 4.8 tonnes worldwide. If we were to set a target to reduce that to say 4 tonnes per person, which countries would have to reduce their emissions the most? These are some current per-capita emission levels for some bigger countries: Australia 17.7 tonnes; Canada 18.6 tonnes; USA 15.5 tonnes; Russia 11.4 tonnes; China 7.4 tonnes; France 5.3 tonnes; Indonesia 2.0 tonnes; India 1.9 tonnes; Nigeria 0.4 tonnes.

https://www.worldometers.info/co2-emissions/co2-emissions-per-capita/

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Most of the climate scientists doing the actual research on this don't have beach houses, don't fly in private planes, don't drive gas guzzling SUVs, etc etc. 

I don’t think this is true at all.

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Most of the climate scientists doing the actual research on this don't have beach houses, don't fly in private planes, don't drive gas guzzling SUVs, etc etc. 

I don’t think this is true at all.

Then you don't know how much the average scientific researcher gets paid (not enough to afford beach houses or private planes).

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Typhoons changing courses, more shakes of earthquakes, erupting volcanoes, high tides, small-sized tornadoes, only in Japan can I see natural events changing paths only in one decade. I can see some exaggeration of politicians, but we have to contain materialism or crises will turn into chaos. I'm an optimist, at the same time I don't want to deny the facts.

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Only here in JPN I can see those natural events changing paths in a decade.
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Then you don't know how much the average scientific researcher gets paid (not enough to afford beach houses or private planes).

Theyre certainly driving gas guzzlers and otherwise producing carbon footprints on a par with the average non-“climate crisis” aware average citizen.

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Theyre certainly driving gas guzzlers and otherwise producing carbon footprints on a par with the average non-“climate crisis” aware average citizen.

So what if they are? Someone driving a car does not make science wrong.

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 I am willing to believe what is being said once the talkers start living like THEY believe what they are saying. If Obama sells his seaside home, if Al Gore sells a few of his houses, if any of them show any willingness to display real leadership.

Never gonna happen. These people are laughing at us.

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 I am willing to believe what is being said once the talkers start living like THEY believe what they are saying. If Obama sells his seaside home, if Al Gore sells a few of his houses, if any of them show any willingness to display real leadership.

So, the rest of us should let our planet go to garbage, because a few other people are irresponsible? Do you also jump off bridges because other people do?

I seriously fail to see the logic behind I refuse to do anything about climate change because others are not doing anything about climate change. I think you have to be pretty unintelligent to follow that logic.

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