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Next six months 'most critical in a generation' for climate emergency, says man behind Paris deal

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Coronavirus pushed back a major climate conference in Glasgow - but the year's delay may reap rewards - such as a more engaged US.

 

Britain is failing to show "bold leadership" on climate change, according to the ecologist who drafted the historic Paris Agreement.

 

In an exclusive interview with Sky News, Andrew Higham says he believes the next six months are the most critical "in a generation" for tackling the climate emergency.

 

But he says despite setting itself the target of being net zero by 2050, Britain is not "leveraging the advantages it has" and needs to adopt a more "visionary" approach.

 

In 2015, nearly 200 countries signed the landmark Paris Agreement which aimed to limit global warming to well below 2C.

 

It was drafted by Andrew Higham, who went on to co-found Mission 2020, which stated among its goals that 2020 needs to be a turning point in dealing with the climate emergency.

 

The hope was that a major conference on climate change scheduled for this November and hosted by the UK would have been the pivotal moment of a defining year.

 

But that was before the world was devastated by coronavirus.

 

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We've been climbing out of an ice age for 12,000 years but the next 6 months will make all the difference though.

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Forget all the efforts of "climate-control" as long as we are not willing to change our live-style.
- Most Economies are based on "Consuming things". If we stop "consuming", the world economy will simply break down. One day the bicicle-riders in the 3rd world will also want to drive SUV's. Where will the electric-power come from to propell future "clean-transportation" and keep the factories running at the same time? Strictly solar and wind power? The joke of all jokes.

 

- Those efforts (on paper), only serve to pacify the younger folks "that we are doing something" with their future in mind. The hunger for raw materials and energy will always be higher than what can be provided by "green-energy" and "green-thingking".

- Us old geezers, with a certain knowledge in natural science and physics know that the current (half hearted) efforts to combat climate-change are soley a form of window-dressing.

 

Future generations will have nothing good to say about us. But as long as we have the nerve to whisper in the ears of our grandchildren "everything will be fine" we have basically done nothing else than what our Governments and their "think-tanks" tell us. = Everything will be fine!

And besides: Who wants to crash a party while everyone is having so much fun. After us, the deluge.

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what emergency ? is he getting paid for this drivel ? and if so, by whom ?

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I thought C19 erased all crime, disease and climate change.  

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The tree huggers are not happy with lock down they can't protest and leave there <deleted> everywhere 

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