Climate change revisited

Negotiators will meet in Doha (do ha ha – my cynicism rears it head) Qatar for COP 18 next week.

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Negotiators will meet in Doha (do ha ha – my cynicism rears it head) Qatar for COP 18 next week.

My fears.

We may miss our last chance for meaningful change to keep below 2C in global temps.

Al Gore (Inconvenient Truth) is active with his Climate Reality Project timed for this meeting.

Bill McKibben (350.org) had a 24-hour global internet action timed for this meeting.

His project is “Do the Math.”

There is little press in the media.

The Vancouver Sun had BP’s penalties for the gulf oil spill buried in the back pages.  That couldn’t be coincidental.

Achim Steiner, executive director of UN Environment Programme, says “technically” we can still solve the problem.

This report is timed for “negotiators” at COP 18.

They say time is running out.

I wonder how many lobbyists will be there with their work done for negotiators in their speaking points this time.

The oil lobbyists will spend a lot of dirty oil money to make sure there isn’t an agreement.

The World Meteorological Organization says GHGs reached a record 390.9 ppm of CO2 in 2011, 140 per cent of the pre-industrial levels of 280 ppm.

The warming effect between 1990 and 2011 is 30 per cent more. What will it be between 2012 and 2030?

B.C. and Alberta will push it higher with their “jobs” and government revenue action plan.  We are all in this together.

 

 

 

Herb Nakada

Williams Lake, B.C.