Hi humans, it’s Monday again. Time for my weekly ranting.
As my secretary talked Friday already about his spirituality, I think I let this topic rest for a while. Nothing new about terrorism either. At least about what you call terrorism.
So let’s talk about something actual.
Today, Monday 30.th November there’s a (the) conference about the climate starting in Paris. More than 170 heads of state are present to discuss and finally (hopefully) agree on measurements to halt or at least slow down the climate change. If I can remember it right there are still some so-called scientists who doubt that there is a climate change going on. And that this change is mostly man-made.
There are, as far as I’ve heard even big oil companies who will be involved in the negotiations in Paris.
Do you honestly believe that these oil companies will do something good for the planet ? Don’t you think they are only present to provide and secure their revenues ? Who had this idea to involve them ?
Why are they allowed to be there as something else as spectators ?
170 heads of state meet in Paris. Quite sure they have all arrived with eco-friendly means of transport !
170 heads of state will find an agreement ? Sorry, if I have to laugh. In Belgium there are four ministers who should take care of the environment. One for Belgium as a country, one for the Flemish part, one for the French speaking part and one for Bruxelles.
And guess what ? They are as true politicians not capable of agreeing. Which means, for simple political reasons, the Belgian state could say yes to nothing in Paris.
And you think the 170 could agree to something ?
You have the so-called emerging countries. They want to achieve the same standard of living like the big economies in the west. And they want it as cheap and as fast as possible. Why should they do something different than the west did before ?
With which argument could the west tell them that this is the wrong way and we have to act different ?
Let’s imagine for a moment that they will come to a positive agreement. Something that could work.
Do you think that the western politicians could keep the promise if it might cost jobs ?
Do you think that the future president of the ‘US of money worship’ might be capable of explaining his citizens that the buy and throw away economics have to stop. That making cars bigger and bigger should stop. Do you honestly think this could be possible. They allowed Shell to drill for oil in the Arctic. The former president GW Bush allowed the economic use of protected areas. In the national parcs. Imagine that his party will win the next elections ? You can forget everything that they agreed before.
So in the end you have more than 170 heads of state who will spent some time in Paris. Eat good, enjoy the nightlife. And what will be the result ?
Humans you have to do something. And the sooner the better.
See you next Monday