Failer in Copenhagen climate conference
As the worlds leaders return home from the climate change conference in Copenhagen we are left with no positive action just the same hollow words that come at the end of these gatherings. There have been more questions raised than answers given from this 2 week meeting & as always the politics of the world have lead the way rather than the real need for moves to be put into place to reduce carbon admissions around the world. Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the US backed climate deal as an essential beginning . But he said the accord thatwas reached between the key nations which included china must be made legally binding next year. But what chance do we really have of this coming to be? After all the rivalries that exist today & which have lead to this conferences failure will still be there next year. If the nations of the world could not put these aside this year what chance have we got that they will do so next year or the year after that. Do we have to wait until the 11th hour when the really affects of their inaction are no longer on the pages of reports but are reality. Even then if it is left to these men there is still a chance that they will continue on this road that can only lead us to disaster. The accord includes a recognition to limit temperature rises to less than 2C and promises to deliver $30bn (£18.5bn) of aid for developing nations over the next three years. It outlines a goal of providing $100bn a year by 2020 to help poor countries cope with the impacts of climate change. This is all well & good but we must have assurances that this aid will go to the areas that it is intended & does not as in the past get filtered off to finance other projects that have no connection with it. It would be far to easy to see this money go to sure up governments to oppress minority’s or simply to finance life styles of those in power that far exceed those that they require. You may say that this will not happen but we have seen time and time again a blind eye turn to these acts when the stronger nations see a greater advantage to their own personnel national needs if they take no more action than a few empty words in public. The USA & China are also in need of looking to the greater need rather than to their own personnel agendas. One part of this as yet only proposed accord is a method for verifying industrialised nations’ reduction of emissions. The US had insisted that China dropped its resistance to this measure. Again yes we do need to ensure that all nations are on board but also why can not those who are in agreement go ahead know sign up to this deal as a legally binding accord & as the other nations of the world see that this is the only way ahead join up later. The USA’s insistence that nothing can go ahead without Chinas agreement is nothing more than a attempt to use this as a back door get out clause for itself. Hoping that the world will not catch onto the fact that they are in fact one of the nations who are making the biggest problems that are stopping us from moving forward to a greener future one that will see our planet once again able to live in harmony with those who live on it. US President Barack Obama described negotiations as “extremely difficult and complex”, but said they had laid “the foundation for international action in the years to come”. “This progress did not come easily, and we know that progress on this particular aspect of climate change negotiations is not enough,” he added. We are far past the time for laying foundations this week we should have built not only the walls but also have been finalising the putting on of the roof. Time is short & the longer that we leave it the graver our future will be. Around the world every day we see the damage of climate change & mans mismanagement of our planet & its natural treasures. Many of which if preserved will in time prove to be of the betterment of our people. Every day new plants & uses for these plants are found that can bring us nearer to understanding many of the illnesses that mankind has endured over the passing of time. If these are lost so is that chance for us to find a true cure to so many of the diseases that plague our planet today & to come in the future. The time has come for the people of the world to take their future & that of their children into their own hands the governments of the world have been given their chance & they have failed us time & time again as have the great industries who continue to pollute our planet. We the people have to turn to our planet & take the action that these people have failed to do. We must do everything that we can to change our future we must save our planet. Turn your backs on the products & company’s that harm the planet in elections turn out the governments that have failed us in this the greatest of mans needs in recent times do not give them any more chances show them & their fellow governments that the people of this planet want it healed NOW. Once a few governments feel the electoral anger of their people those who remain will soon take the action that they have so long avoided for such is the political animal of all nations. It is only through our personnel action each man united with his neighbour each nation united with each other through the combined will not of governments but of mankind that we can change the pages of the history yet to come for it is not written yet & our actions can bring our sick & ailing planet hope once more.