A London judge acquitted climate activist Greta Thunberg of a charge that she had refused to follow a police order to leave a protest last Friday. The Judge ruled the orders given were unclear, via AP News, Feb 2nd, 2024.
Get it yet? There is not a chance in hell that any neoliberal government is going to do this by 2030 - not the Tories, not Labour. And even if they tried, they would be forced by international capital to push the costs onto ordinary people, not the elites who are responsible for the disaster - creating a radical right backlash. And so the world will fly past 2C in the 2030s, creating massive climatic shocks, 100s of millions of refugees, and thus the collapse of the world trading system. And so the end of the neoliberal regime. Nothing lasts forever. The only question for any serious analyst is WHAT COMES NEXT: death cult fascism and total collapse, or a new civilization? This is the time we live in.
The oceans are warming like crazy!! Let's look back at the past 365 days. Temperatures were 0.25°C higher than the previous (Super) strong El Niño, indicating a warming rate of 0.31°C/decade (SST only!!)! Don't let anyone downplay this, or the associated risks!
“I want to live in a future in which I don't have to ask myself every time I go to the supermarket what products I can buy without making the climate catastrophe worse. It cannot be that such decisions are passed on to us citizens. The government has a duty to create framework conditions here.” says Katharina (25, instrumental teacher) and refers to the measures taken by the Climate Council. “These committed citizens have suggested setting political incentives for climate-friendly nutrition: for example, seasonal, fresh and plant-based foods should become cheaper. There should also be an obligation to purchase crooked vegetables. Why hasn’t this already existed, Chancellor Nehammer?” asks the 25-year-old. The Citizens' Climate Council presented a catalog of 93 measures to the federal government in summer 2022. The implementation of this is still largely pending and is being demanded by the last generation.
The Earth is not reflecting short-wave radiation into space the way it used to just a few years ago. This means a larger percentage of incoming solar is directly heating the planet, with the heat trapped by record GHGs. This is a huge f&%king problem for life on this planet.