CHANGE

THE WEALTHIER THE NATION THE HARDER IT IS TO CHANGE, EVEN IF THEY HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY

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Antonio Gutteras UN Secretary General

 

CREATURES OF HABIT - The United Nations is an organization that is finding it hard to persuade their kleptocratic members to change their dirty energy habits. The reason being that their more prominent members are the biggest users of fossil fuels, with so much invested in oil wells on land and rigs offshore that they cannot give up this source of personal wealth creation. Their shareholders want their dividends no matter how much it hurts the planet.

 

 

"It is harder for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven than pass through the eye of a needle."

 

That is an old Biblical proverb, that is equally true of wealthy nations trying to divest themselves of a fossil fuel based economy.

 

The wealthier the state, the more it will cling to petroleum as a concentrated and transportable energy supply, even if they have the technology to stop their plutocratic tendencies.

 

Nobody likes change. We are creatures of habit. We feel comfortable with filling stations, diesel and petrol. We like gas and oil central heating and air conditioning. Kleptocrats in society rely on the unwillingness of administrations to change.

 

We like flying to exotic destinations for holidays. We like steak and bacon. All these may not be good for us or global warming, but we are used to them and do not want lose these luxuries.

 

REASONS NOT TO CHANGE

 

We can't change in any event. Why? Because our governments have not put in place the infrastructure for change or put in place statute in good time to ensure that there would be a/any replacement energy supply system. Yet the technology has been out there since at least 1991. Professor Porsche invented an electric car with cartridge exchange in the early 1900s.

 

Auto makers are still not producing electric vehicles that would allow change, because there is no infrastructure. Once again that is the fault of our governments for not putting in place binding statute to ensure EVs had a means of recharging instantly. Again, the technology has been out there since at least 1991 when a patent was filed in the UK for such a system.

 

Sustainable housing has been around for decades, but councils keep on granting consents for old tech housing stocks that is unaffordable in terms of average wages and mortgages. They cannot find it in themselves to change. Because they are Kleptocrats.

 

You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make it drink.

 

It is the job of governments to govern. In the UK the High Court ruled that it is the duty of councils to put in place an effective administration.

 

Where councils are a Kleptocracy they have not done so. This includes almost every council in the UK. If this is what is happening on our doorstep, we have every reason to believe that it is happening in all other countries around the world.

 

 

 

SIX IMPORTANT CHANGES TO COOL THE PLANET

 

1. TRANSPORT: Phase out polluting vehicles. Government aims to end the sale of new petrol, and diesel vehicles by 2040 but have no infrastructure plan to support such ambition. Marine transport can be carbon neutral.

 

2. RENEWABLESRenewable energy should replace carbon-based fuels (coal, oil and gas) in our electricity, heating and transport. Conventional energy exploration companies should consider a phased transition to green alternatives.

 

3. HOUSING: On site micro or macro generation is the best option, starting with new build homes.

 

4. AGRICULTURE: We need trees to absorb carbon emissions from a growing population, air travel, and to build new homes. We need to reduce food waste and promote less energy intensive eating habits such as no meat Mondays.

 

5. INDUSTRY: Factories should be aiming for solar heating and onsite renewable energy generation until the grid is all solar and wind powered.

 

6. POLITICS: - National governing bodies need to adopt policies to eliminate administrative wastages, to include scaling down spending on war machines, increase spend on educating the public and supporting sustainable social policies that mesh with other cultures. We need an end to local empire building kleptocrats.

 

 

 

 

 

COP HISTORY

 

1995 COP 1, BERLIN, GERMANY
1996 COP 2, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
1997 COP 3, KYOTO, JAPAN
1998 COP 4, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
1999 COP 5, BONN, GERMANY
2000:COP 6, THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS
2001 COP 7, MARRAKECH, MOROCCO
2002 COP 8, NEW DELHI, INDIA
2003 COP 9, MILAN, ITALY
2004 COP 10, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
2005 COP 11/CMP 1, MONTREAL, CANADA
2006 COP 12/CMP 2, NAIROBI, KENYA
2007 COP 13/CMP 3, BALI, INDONESIA

2008 COP 14/CMP 4, POZNAN, POLAND
2009 COP 15/CMP 5, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
2010 COP 16/CMP 6, CANCUN, MEXICO
2011 COP 17/CMP 7, DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA
2012 COP 18/CMP 8, DOHA, QATAR
2013 COP 19/CMP 9, WARSAW, POLAND
2014 COP 20/CMP 10, LIMA, PERU
2015 COP 21/CMP 11, Paris, France
2016 COP 22/CMP 12/CMA 1, Marrakech, Morocco
2017 COP 23/CMP 13/CMA 2, Bonn, Germany
2018 COP 24/CMP 14/CMA 3, Katowice, Poland
2019 COP 25/CMP 15/CMA 4, Santiago, Chile

2020 COP 26/CMP 16/CMA 5, to be announced

 

 

 

 

LINKS & REFERENCE

 

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THE WEALTHIER THE NATION THE HARDER IT IS TO CHANGE, EVEN IF THEY HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY