As countries struggle to even agree to negotiate (!), the sea-level rises at the same rhythm as the global emissions. In their paralysis – their inability to move – the world leaders are exposing more and more people to danger, depriving them of their livelihoods and their security.
In 2007, the IPCC stated that if we want to keep the increase of the global temperature below 2°C, developed countries have to reduce their emissions between 25 and 40% by 2020 (relative to 1990 levels). However, the current voluntary commitments of the developed countries stand far from this range. The European Union is calling it the “ambition gap” and NGOs in the Climate Action Network call it the “gigatonne gap”. No matter what you call it – the gaps needs to be closed – and fast.
I dag kom Olav Brostrup Muller med en fantastisk pressemelding i Grovt Sagt spalten i Klassekampen som jeg må dele. Den omhandler selvfølgelig LOs nyeste klimapolistiske utspill og heter: LO tar ansvar: Miljøtiltak Pressemelding, 11.06.11 Landsorganisasjonen (LO) Youngsgt. 11, 0180 Oslo Til redaksjonen, Det har den siste uken festet seg en oppfatning i media om [...]