CODE RED for Humanity - The IPCC report is clear: nothing short of transforming society will avert catastrophe

NB: In the midst of an unprecedented global catastrophe, political leadership is engaged in ruthless quest for power, destruction of democratic institutions, clampdown on honest journalism, instigating communal and racial hatred, and increasing defence budgets. Whenever society faces mortal danger, we attack the poor, invent enemies and scapegoats on all sides, and engage in verbal abuse and physical violence. Even the capacity to speak is being destroyed. We live in the era of Rule by Political and Ecological Imbeciles.

There is no more time to waste. We need a new internationalism devoted to collective action on global warming, preservation of liberty and firm regulation of corporate capitalist enterprise (armaments, aerospace, oil, coal, nuclear power, plastics, pharmaceuticals, etc.). Without this the future will be devastating for the coming generations. And we will have no one to blame but ourselves. DS

The IPCC report is clear: nothing short of transforming society will avert catastrophe

The release today of the first part of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s sixth assessment report makes for stark reading. It reaffirms that anthropogenic climate change is real, present and lasting: it is now unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean and land to an unprecedented degree, with effects almost certain to worsen through the coming decades.

Global Wildfires

Code Red for Humanity

The report also dispels any notion that the effects of the climate crisis are abstract or distant. Extreme events are being felt across the world, from wildfires in Australia, Sweden and north-west America to heatwaves in Siberia and Canada and the devastating drought in South Africa. Evidence has grown since the last assessment report that human activity has exacerbated extreme weather events. Without urgent action, such events will continue to get worse. Moreover, sea levels are projected to rise over this century. Rises of as much as 2m cannot be ruled out, leaving low-lying lands and coastal communities extremely vulnerable….

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