Climate change revisited

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

Editor:

 

 

 

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.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Hometown: Dedicated to a soup kitchen in Williams Lake

We catch up with an employee and a volunteer who love working at the Salvation Army soup kitchen

Williams Lake First Nation member returns home for government internship

Dylan Sellars will be working with the Nation until May 2021

Drive-thru cannabis store coming to Lhtako Dene Nation near Quesnel

On reserve land, the store will open in accordance with band law

Official grand opening on tap for Fox Mountain Brewing Co. Saturday, Aug. 8

Live, musical entertainment will kickoff around 5 p.m. Prizes, giveaways throughout day

371 British Columbians battling COVID-19, health officials confirm

Thursday (Aug. 6) saw a second straight day of nearly 50 new confirmed cases

Answers to 5 common questions facing families for the COVID-19 school year

COVID-19 protocols are likely to vary even more at the school board level, and even and school-to-school.

Visitors and non-residents entering closed remote B.C. First Nation’s territories

With limited resources, they say they don’t have any authority or power to enforce the closures

UBC loses appeal on Fisheries Act convictions

BC Supreme Court upholds order to pay $1.55-million fine

Masks to be mandatory on BC Transit, TransLink starting Aug. 24

Both BC Transit and TransLink made the announcement in separate press releases on Thursday

Acclaimed B.C. actor Brent Carver passes away

Carver, one of Canada’s greatest actors with a career spanning 40 years, passed away at home in Cranbrook

B.C. would not send students back to school if there was ‘overwhelming risk’: Horgan

Plan has left many parents across the province worried about their children’s safety

Canucks blank Wild 3-0, take series lead in penalty-filled NHL qualifying clash

Jacob Markstrom stops 27 shots to lead Vancouver past Minnesota

Most Read