In the sobering news department:
Delivering the latest stark news about climate change on Sunday, a United Nations panel warned that governments are not doing enough to avert profound risks in coming decades. But the experts found a silver lining: Not only is there still time to head off the worst, but the political will to do so seems to be rising around the world.
via Climate Efforts Falling Short, U.N. Panel Says – NYTimes.com.
And if we wait too long, take a look at some of the crazier things we might have to think about doing.
Moon mining for space dust; dumping iron filings in the sea, and creating an enormous space parasol are some of the most bizarre ideas put forward by scientists to tackle climate change
via How to save the planet: Moon mining, iron filings and fake volcanoes – Telegraph.
4 thoughts on “Climate Efforts Falling Short, U.N. Panel Says”
Politicians make big talk demonizing the lazy and unmotivated, but who is it that’s really shirking their duty here?
Unfortunately, the ones who tend to do that usually have constituencies who won’t punish them for failing to act on this.
Sorry, but I’m sceptical. I see no possibility of anyone doing anything significant about human pollution. We’ll stop causing damage when we run out of resources, and until then we may as well use them up as quickly as we can. We are enforcing the building of 250,000 new houses in the UK, and then we talk about action on pollution. It’s daft. The idea that we are combatting human pollution is ludicrous. I’ve yet to see one single measure taken anywhere in the world that might make a difference in the long term.
You may be right. Personally, I do think we’ll take action eventually, but it may not be until the adverse effects are obvious to the public in a first-hand manner. Unfortunately, that will be costly, but it appears to be the course we’re on.