World News: Glacial Air Flow at the United Nations

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The failure of the exceptional summit of the United Nations on the climate highlighted all oppositions brought by the most polluting countries ready to concede only ultimately secondary measures. Did he have to suspect it or simply dread it, or both?

In the end, the result is the same: only sixty-six nations of the United Nations have committed to increasing their CO2 emissions by 2020. The most optimistic will say that it is good and many, the most pessimistic will argue based on the reality that the most polluting nations are not engaged in anything.

This is a cruel observation that ecological conversion is still far from being written and that the discourses that precede it are for the time being the only acts that prevail. And it's not the idea of ​​logging plastic bottles that will revolutionize an already dark reality.


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Another observation, it seems obvious that the environmental cause, as imperious and imperative as it is, finally passes in the background, and in the best case, facing the economic need to maintain global employment and activities both under the threat of a slowdown in the global economy.

World Economy and Refusal

And what about the young environmental activist Greta Thunberg, who has tears running and strangled her voice, tried to move the UN's exceptional summit on global warming to shy applause.


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The conclusion is therefore simple: ecology yes! But not at any price seems, implicitly, to say the countries that have not agreed to engage further in the fight against global warming. It remains to know the reasons for this refusal. They are numerous and refer to parameters of extreme complexity.

First of them, the cost of converting industries still very largely carbon. While some parts of this same industry have followed the example of the automobile industry by working on increasingly stringent emission standards, not all industrial sectors have completed their work, even started their conversion, which remains to be financed in the long term.

The second reason is political voluntarism, which combines international competition and rivalry, climate-skepticism, internal tensions and other lobbies that are always ready to shout at the imposture of global warming. Third and perhaps last reason, the weakness of the awareness of the environmental reality.


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Admittedly, successions of hurricanes, tornadoes, torrential rains, droughts or acceleration of melting ice are questioning and responding at the same time to the question of warming but appear as phenomena which, for the time being, do not handicap not fundamentally our existences except marginally or only populations are remote or limited in number, or both.


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What about this refusal to engage further in policies to reduce CO2 emissions? Past perplexity, it is a strange feeling of fatality and annoyance that dominates, quickly caught up in the daily existence of which undergo, imperceptibly a little more every day, this warming until the day when the point of no return will be reached.

The most disturbing here is not that this general assembly was held in the most total indifference with for only high point the output media of Greta Thunberg who can not do anything and offers nothing to current problems (if not complaint against five countries including France with the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child)?

As cynical as the report may seem, global warming, humanity responds procrastination and inertia, at best measures of circumstances.

 

 

Bio: Olivier Longhi has extensive experience in European history. A seasoned journalist with fifteen years of experience, he is currently professor of history and geography in the Toulouse region of France. He has held a variety of publishing positions, including Head of Agency and Chief of Publishing. A journalist, recognized blogger, editor and editorial project manager, he has trained and managed editorial teams, worked as a journalist for various local radio stations, a press and publishing consultant, and a communications consultant.

 

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