United wishes and good will cannot overcome brute facts. Truth is incontrovertible. Panic may resent it. Ignorance may deride it. Malice may distort it. But there it is.Winston Churchill
Here is an interesting graph from September 2020 to start the new year.
Obviously, the world is not even close to having an idea about a plan for preventing catastrophic climate change. It is a bit worrying when the two largest emitters of greenhouse gases are either “highly” or “critically” insufficient in meeting their climate protection goals.
There are two reasons for this sad state of affairs:
- By sticking to the idea of economic growth, governments have essentially been trying to square the circle by accomplishing something which is physically impossible.
- There is no incentive for politicians to admit their own inadequacy. When was the last time you heard about a politician who resigned because he realized that he was not up to the job?
This leaves us in a precarious situation, where the people entrusted with climate policy are either unable or unwilling to do what is required to prevent catastrophic climate change. Instead, they put on a charade of pretending to be concerned to appease the masses. If the last four years have taught us anything, it is that “telling the people the lies they want to hear” can be a successful and dangerous strategy.
The incontrovertible fact is that our current approach to tackling the climate crisis has failed and that the people in charge have no idea what to do next. It is therefore not enough to demand that our politicians do something. We need to tell them what to do!
Global Climate Compensation (GCC) offers a simple solution based on the idea that the people responsible for destroying the climate should pay for the damage done. It will not solve all our problems, but it would be a huge step in the direction. It is also completely risk-free and could be implemented immediately. It is a lot better than doing nothing
I am actively trying to promote GCC. Please let me know if you like the idea and believe that you can help.
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Many thanks that you keep on sending your posts and share your thoughts. I really like the link in your last post and will use it in all occasions where it fits. I support your GCC thoughts but have no solution on how governments and policy makers can be convinced to take up the ideas.