The world is slowely discovering it is screwed, at least the world that’s not to preoccupied with competing for their part of the fossil driven world economy (or too desperate because they’ve been excluded from it wholesale).
Listening to angry African and Indonesian delegates at #COP23 talk about the lethal reality of #ClimateChange. Anger that ‘we’ve been talking for 21 years, the US has pulled out and we’re still negotiating’. pic.twitter.com/Eoo5dRc90p
— Clive Lewis (@labourlewis) 12 november 2017
Africans should be angry, because the western countries and their fossil credit banks are still eyeing and working to get a hold of their minerals and ores, forrests and whatever else isn’t welded or bolted to the ground. In Asia people are suffocating because of either palm oil fires, coal power plants or drought induced wildfires.
“In an era when neoliberalism has shut down effective political choices, the media downplays the solutions that are possible” https://t.co/FWtSieo7EH
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) 11 november 2017
Indeed the above tweet says it all. Neoliberalism and related pro fossil credit political philosophies have (for indivdual commerical reasons) all sold out to perform a dance to entrance the public, ravel it in fake conflicts and antagonisms, just like the main stream media have been doing. Whoever consumes media is at risk of drowning in an upsetting storm of irrelevant memes and tropes, all to paralyze us and disable us from exiting the current economic model.
Provincie ZH: alle nieuwbouw energie-neutraal, desnoods bestaande plannen herzien: https://t.co/QVuqYdwCPt pic.twitter.com/lRzTsGvqZc
— stadszaken.nl (@stadszaken) 10 november 2017
Regional government states that even existing plans will have to be altered to conform to zero-emission housing targets.
To escape any situation anger is called for. What does anger do? It fixes our minds on something that’s either out of our comfort zone or moving out of our reach because of external pressures. An angry mind persists hoding on to an idea, whether this is a territory or a self image or the relationship with someone else. Anger means we can drop everything in order to protect whatever idea we are angry about. To say “To hell with the world, but the world is not going to hell!” sounds contradictory but it isn’t.
WATCH: Trump Environmental Nominee Unable To Answer Grade-School Science Question https://t.co/1yuk0jlDnl #EPA
— diane straub (@didikins4life) 11 november 2017
We will hopefully see more “must change” or “Will be altered” “Scrapped” “Revised” and other expressions of hard line climate action even against strong lobbies (like coal). This is anger at work : What we where hoping to do is wrong and bad for our future, we will discard those plans and make new ones that take into account the need for people to survive, not that of the banks and fossil energy cartels.
We’re heading to a “climate denial shit no longer flies” moment. Lies kill people.
On a more human level this will mean we will see more doing in spite of objections and warnings, but this time not building a gas pipeline in spite of resistance, but shutting down pollution plants in spite of it’s resistance, or maybe even scrapping gas pipes in spite of whoever is backing it. The anger is there and it is building because one can take only so much fake incompetence and lying.