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30 years of politics and climate change

Sixteen world leaders, 30 years, one common concern: climate change.

Shifting the global strategy on climate change

One of the more surprising themes of the past few years has been the mainstreaming of worry over climate change, thanks to the work of scientists, activists, journalists, and, due to our new normal of floods and fires, lived experience. It’s increasingly considered an urgent issue among the world’s leaders. In the U.S. alone there have been more than 600 congressional hearings on climate change, and numerous attempts to pass binding limits on carbon emissions according to Mother Jones. Despite those efforts, the United States has yet to take meaningful action on the problem – a discrepancy compounded by President Donald Trump’s decision on June 1, 2017 to withdraw from the treaty altogether.

It’s hard for the counters to break the habit

All of this adds up to a remarkable departure from years past, when climate has been so overlooked that environmental journalists essentially made a miniature beat out of tracking how little time leaders of the world have spent on the topic. Yet, in spite of the evidence at hand, climate change remains the toughest, most intractable political issue a global society, have ever faced. This is not to say that there hasn’t been progress.

This underscores the real divide between the climate philosophies

After years of alarm bell ringing and patient explanation, with ages of climate-linked catastrophe, years of stories about the climate-exacerbated natural disasters that are destroying people’s homes and lives with increasing frequency and furor. Political leaders alike sound different when they talk about climate change now, but as of today, not one single major northern industrial country has fulfilled its commitments under the Paris treaty, and the nonprofit Climate Action Tracker has rated the United States’ plan to achieve the Paris goals critically insufficient. They realize how many of us are finally ready to hear it.

Brut.

01/04/2020 12:57 PM

17 comments

  • Ingersoll S.
    01/09/2020 12:08

    Bottle may change but wine is always same.. 😀 already USA quit from paris climate agreement.. one of the trumpact.. 😃

  • Ajit J.
    01/08/2020 04:04

    No, all these guys don't know anything. There is nothing called as "Climate change". It's because of old age... Ask Modiji...

  • Jagadesh R.
    01/08/2020 00:55

    30 years of blabbering but nothing is in action....... A salute to us, the species which made others species extinct from the face of earth..... 😂😂😂😂 This far more cruel than what happened at the time of wars..... In wars death is immediate but this is slow poison, we are made to see each other die....☠️☠️☠️

  • Richard S.
    01/07/2020 23:28

    ALL TALK AND NO ACTION!!! TO LATE? ENJOY YOUR EXTINCTION!!!

  • Sam S.
    01/07/2020 19:10

    Cheated not seen any Changes for the betterment in my life time

  • Pardhasaradhi N.
    01/07/2020 18:57

    Just stop eating meat - https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/12/world/peak-meat-2030-lancet-intl-scli-scn/index.html

  • Krishna R.
    01/07/2020 16:46

    Nothing has been done. U guys just talk. Look what is happening today. TAKE ACTION NOW !

  • Nripo K.
    01/07/2020 14:02

    First you destroy the nature and develop yourself and then tell developing countries to stop production and grow. Wow.

  • Irma F.
    01/07/2020 13:30

    Aber was wurde getan??

  • Irma F.
    01/07/2020 13:29

    Wir wissen es längst...

  • Vicky P.
    01/07/2020 12:12

    Since 1986 and we still lecturing about climate change yet we havn't change a bit...well i don't know what Nature have for us in stock....🤔🙄

  • Charlie S.
    01/07/2020 11:36

    Paper takes trees lives Climate change huu

  • Mohit N.
    01/07/2020 10:07

    30 years and still they have to read out about climate change from that piece of paper!! World Leaders..Hmmm

  • Amit C.
    01/07/2020 10:01

    It is time to walk the talk when it comes to climate change.

  • Abd R.
    01/07/2020 07:10

    Climate do not change.. we change. ~Sir Narendre Modi.

  • Md S.
    01/07/2020 07:09

    Where is our india PM Modi's video on Climate Change, please add in this so all indians must listen 👍

  • Roohmi
    01/07/2020 07:03

    All hypocrites