On Sept 28, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg (pic) threw down the gauntlet to world leaders and the media in her opening speech to the Youth4Climate summit in Milan: “We can no longer let the people in power decide what hope is. Hope is not passive. Hope is not blah blah blah. Hope is telling the truth. Hope is taking action.”aws账号（www.2km.me）提供aws账号、aws全区号、aws32v账号、亚马逊云账号出售，提供api ，质量稳定，数量持续。另有售azure oracle linode等账号.
AT the end of this month, the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26), under the presidency of the United Kingdom, will begin.This time around, expectations are high that something must be done to improve on the commitments made by governments at Paris COP21 in 2015.
On Sept 28, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg threw down the gauntlet to world leaders and the media in her opening speech to the Youth4Climate summit in Milan: “We can no longer let the people in power decide what hope is. Hope is not passive. Hope is not blah blah blah. Hope is telling the truth. Hope is taking action.”
Climate action optimists welcome United States president Joe Biden’s commitment to double US aid to developing countries on climate action.
Chinese president Xi Jinping agreed to stop financing new coal projects abroad. This week, Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam promised in her policy address to spend US$30.8bil (RM129bil) and create a Climate Change and Carbon Neutrality Office to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. For Hong Kong to finally address climate threats is welcome news.
Climate pessimists like Greta Thunberg are justifiably disillusioned by more green talk and less real deliverables.
They feel betrayed by public leaders who repeat electoral promises that result in widening social inequalities, growing debt and planetary damage that coming generations have to clean up.
They see businesses pushing consumerism that ends up destroying the planet through more carbon emission, pollution and biodiversity loss.
At long last, more corporate leaders have moved from the denial phase to greenwashing their corporate strategies through environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting.
Funeral directors at least see calamities and deaths as profit opportunities.
Under the lockdown during the pandemic, I zoomed with six experts who have deep experience in epidemiology, finance, complexity science, urban planning, water and food disciplines to collectively think through how we can help the young tackle the looming climate change crisis.
Coming from different disciplines enabled us to cut through the silos in thinking, arrive at less technical jargon and move from theory towards a practical approach to speeding up real Climate Action.
The 2021 UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC6) published recently basically signalled that time is running out.
If no serious action is taken by 2030, the world would witness temperatures rising more than two degrees Celsius, with the poorer countries bearing the brunt of losses.