Monday, September 28, 2009

New Climate Catastrophe Policy: Triage

The new approach to alarming climate change and the growing spectre of many increasing national and international catastrophes is beginning to look more and more like triage.

The definition of triage is:
tri⋅age –noun

1. the process of sorting victims, as of a battle or disaster, to determine medical priority in order to increase the number of survivors.

2. the determination of priorities for action in an emergency.
(Dictionary). It may be that governments are now convinced by scientists that it is too late to stop the catastrophe.

So they will develop massive triage and massive burial procedures? How enlightened is that? Notes from the Bangkok conference going on this week have indicated:
Though world leaders have trumpeted helpful tips in dealing with climate change, doubt remains on whether delegates will be able to translate them into formal text on a new climate pact during talks in Bangkok starting Monday.
(Jakarta Post). There is a dazed and confused element to the way governments are handling the spectre of catastrophe. This does not bode well for long term prospects of the human species, therefore a change in government ideology is critical.

The next post in this series is here.

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  1. This post was reprinted in Green Economy Post, a place that focuses on green jobs.

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