A synopsis of the so-called Glasgow ‘Conference of the Parties’ (COP26), by the Campaign against Climate Change (@campaigncc). It’s a disturbing, but thoroughly unsurprising, read:
My summary, in a haiku:
There are some who denigrate those who, like me, consider that it is imperative that our entire civilization must take action now to reverse the trend. They call us ‘doomers’ for using words like ‘crisis’ and ’emergency’, and for arguing that if we continue to delay then the results will be catastrophic. They accuse people who say such things of spreading undue fear. But such an attitude plays right into the hands of those whose objective is further inaction and delay, and who promote a continuation of the totally unsustainable ‘business as usual’.
It polarizes the public and then that makes it harder to get consensus and progress.John Cook, research fellow at Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub in Australia, and climate misinformation expert (via Desmogblog).
Those who would have us continue on our current course are cynically manipulating the majority, who, as they know full well, do not grasp the reality of exponential growth.
The Titanic is heading for an iceberg, and the fools at the helm believe her to be unsinkable. Yet, if the wheel is not turned now, the lumbering behemoth will not have enough time to avoid the inevitable collision.