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Tammilehto: Ilmastokatastrofi voidaan torjua enää vain talouslaskulla

Tämä Olli Tammilehdon kirjoitus on julkaistu sivuilla sekä lyhennettynä Kalevassa 22.12.2012 ja Keskisuomalaisessa 7.1.2013.

Yleinen tavoite ilmastonmuutoksen hillitsemiseksi on pitää lämpötilan nousu alle kahdessa asteessa. Maailman valtiot sitoutuivat esimerkiksi Kööpenhaminan ja Cancunin ilmastokonferensseissa tähän tavoitteeseen. Aiemmin ajateltiin, että kyse on vaarallisen ilmastonmuutoksen torjumisesta. Nykytietämyksellä 2 oC:n raja kulkee enemmin vaarallisen ja erittäin vaarallisen ilmastonmuutoksen välillä: jo nykyinen 0,8 oC nousu esiteollisista ajoista lähtien on vaarallinen. Marraskuussa esitetyissä asiantuntijapuheenvuoroissa on käynyt kuitenkin selväksi, että 2 oC rajan alapuolella pysyttely on paljon vaikeampaa ja siihen tarvittavan toimet ovat paljon kiireellisempiä kuin on aiemmin kuviteltu. Samalla on kuitenkin on vahvistunut käsitys, että se on aivan välttämätöntä: muuten elämme jo ennen vuosisadan loppua ilmastokatastrofin keskellä. Jatka lukemista Tammilehto: Ilmastokatastrofi voidaan torjua enää vain talouslaskulla

Durban’s climate Zombie tripped by dying carbon markets

By Patrick Bond

Looking back now that the dust has settled, South Africa’s COP17 presidency appears disastrous. This was confirmed not only by Durban’s delayed, diplomatically-decrepit denouement, but by plummeting carbon markets in the days immediately following the conference’s ignoble end last Sunday.

Of course it is tempting to ignore the stench of failure and declare Durban “an outstanding success,” as did South African environment minister Edna Molewa. “We have significantly strengthened the international adaptation agenda,” she explained about the near-empty Green Climate Fund. “The design of the fund includes innovative mechanisms for bringing private sector and market mechanisms into play to increase the potential flow of funding into climate change responses.”

Because the $100 billion promised by Hillary Clinton in Copenhagen two years ago is apparently fictional (aside from minor commitments by South Korea, Germany and Denmark), Molewa’s two crucial albeit unintended words are ‘play’ and ‘potential.’ In our new book, Durban’s Climate Gamble: Trading Carbon, Betting the Earth, critical researchers show why emissions markets are as comatose as the Kyoto Protocol. Only a casino drunkard would put money – much less the planet – on the odds of a death-bed resurrection. Jatka lukemista Durban’s climate Zombie tripped by dying carbon markets

#OccupyCop17 letter of support for Madrid’s callout: International Day of Action for Human Rights

A Statement on Intergenerational Rights

Let us not forget that the victories that will define 2011 in the pages of history began in Africa. That story of 2011 should end here. 2011 took us from Tunisia to Durban, South Africa – where Mandela cast his first vote and Gandhi held his first public meeting. Draw a line on the map from Tunis to Durban and think of all the languages you have crossed, all the diversity, all the wisdom, all the gods. There is a continent bridging those two cities – dreaming.
We are all in that dream.

2011 started with the demand for freedom, and ends with the demand for justice.

As our planet rampantly burns its insides and warms, history will view these years as a window closing. We have a chance to escape the catastrophe we are creating for our children. But there is no freedom without justice, and no justice without rights. Jatka lukemista #OccupyCop17 letter of support for Madrid’s callout: International Day of Action for Human Rights

Running to Catch a Bus to the Apocalypse

Kirjoitus julkaistu Climate Voices -blogissa.

by Orin Langelle Global Justice Ecology Project’s Co-Director and Strategist

Not just once but twice.  Two times I had to run to catch the bus that was going from the Hotel Zone in Cancún to the Cancún Messe.  From the Messe one had to take a shuttle to get into the main buildings of the Moon Palace where the UN climate talks were being held or to get to the media center.  The UN made it quite hard to get to the Moon Palace from the Hotel Zone or downtown, so missing a bus was a big deal time-wise.

Uutisia: toimintaviikko, Cancún, Wikileaks…

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Climate Justice Actionin toimintaviikosta koottu raportti

Climatevoices -blogi: Wikileaksin paljastukset painostuksesta ilmastoneuvotteluissa

Indigenous Environmental Networkin lausunto Cancúnista:
Cancún Betrayal: UNFCCC Unmasked as WTO of the Sky
Real Solutions to the Climate Crisis Will Come From Grassroots Movements

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