Boris Johnson’s ten-point plan for the Environment will not put the UK on track for reaching net zero by 2050. The gap between the vainglorious patriotic bombast and the miserable reality of half-hearted nudges to the private sector with less than world leading levels of investment is quite apparent.
China’s new ambitious climate targets – of peaking carbon emissions before 2030 and reaching net-zero emissions before 2060 – has already started to change the global political dynamics on climate change.
The West must follow suit in raising its own ambition and action.
Mike Pompeo’s recent condemning the environmental impact of the Chinese economy is a spectacular own goal. It draws attention to how badly the US itself is failing to deal with climate breakdown.
Interview with Nicaraguan minister Paul Oquist, who argues that the US is a major obstacle in the way of humanity achieving cooperation to solve our problems. The US has a policy of constant aggression against progressive governments in Latin America and is launching a new cold war against China.
This year’s US Presidential election is of seismic importance. To put it bluntly the prospect of Donald Trump securing another four year term poses a truly dire threat to the future of human civilisation. A victory for Trump would accelerate the world towards climate catastrophe.
A recent report on climate change from the US military argues that the impact of climate change would require military interventions at home in the US and abroad that would be too great for the US military to cope with.