Worrisome Wednesday



Researching and writing about the impacts of runaway climate change, as I’ve been doing now for too many years, I’ve watched several patterns recur.

One of these is evident in a recent warning from the UN. Biodiversity chief of the UN Cristiana Pașca Palmer warned that if governments around the globe don’t work to bring a halt to the loss of biodiversity and succeed in implementing a plan to do so within two years, humans could face our own extinction.

Palmer said, according to The Guardian, “People in all countries need to put pressure on their governments to draw up ambitious global targets by 2020 to protect the insects, birds, plants and mammals that are vital for global food production, clean water and carbon sequestration.”

People in all countries are already working to pressure their governments to do just that. Yet, with few possible exceptions, we know all too well how wedded most governments are to the current power structure and the economics that drive it to believe radical policy change like this will actually occur (without overthrowing said governments).

Then the pattern will repeat: After some time passes, and things are even worse, another dire warning or results of a study that serves as one is released, and again, nothing will change.

As cynical as this is, anyone paying attention over time can see this pattern.

Dahr Jamail @ Truthout

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11 Responses to Worrisome Wednesday

  1. David B. Benson says:

    Not bad enough for revolution yet.


  2. Den says:

    Humanity is in the process of killing most the life on the planet.

    I wonder if/when the overseers will intervene or they will allow us to expire.


  3. °¿º Carol says:

    Still cold today, occasional flurries but nothing sticking.

    Pete & Jill came over today, Jill brought the kids, her two dogs. Love seeing them, especially Quincy who I bonded with a long time ago. I don’t know the new one, Addy, that well. That was my day, didn’t do anything else, not even any putzing.


  4. Micki says:

    This was my day, in part: I did some volunteer work, including attending a presentation this morning that I’ve been booking, coordinating, promoting for almost 4 years now — it’s titled THE REALITIES OF ADVANCED MEDICAL INTERVENTIONS. Today, the presenter was a local nephrologist I know — the attendees loved him!

    The doc and I had a planning meeting for 2019, after his presentation. Then I met another friend for tea…then rode my bike, but found it was a little chilly for that activity (mainly because I wasn’t dressed properly), so I took a walk instead along B’ham Bay. It has been a stunning day — cold, sunny, crisp!

    Then I went to Village Books.

    Now, I’m home, have prepared my dinner, which is in the cooking process. I’m ready to gnaw my arm off!

    When I woke up this morning it was 23º F.


  5. Micki says:

    NW Public Broadcasting (radio) from the campus of WSU (well, not everyone), filled up the airtime with friends’ accolades on GHW Bush.

    No comment.


  6. David B. Benson says:

    Freezing fog during the 18 minute stick walk to the Hillside Cafe.


  7. Den says:

    We haven’t had a decent President since Jimmie Carter, just a bunch of rich self-serving assholes that left a trail of blood.


  8. Den says:

    21st Century sleigh ride:


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