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Not that it would do any more good than the 21 "Conference of the Parties" (COP) conventions have done.
Or that it would do any more good than the repetitive "Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change" (IPCC) conventions have done.
These types of conferences have devolved into lip circuses that keep taking place as the pollution by CO2 incessantly increases, global temperatures increase in like proportion, and the invasion of the world's sea ports continues unabated (Greenland & Antarctica Invade The United States, 2, 3, 4, 5; The Extinction of Robust Sea Ports, Weekend Rebel Science Excursion - 44).
This presidential election cycle (PEC45) offers change too:
"The scientists are virtually unanimous that climate change is real, is caused by human activity and is already causing devastating problems in the United States and around the world. And, they tell us, if we do not act boldly the situation will only become much worse in years to come in terms of drought, floods, extreme storms and acidification of the oceans. Sadly, we now have a Republican Party that is more concerned about protecting the profits of Exxon, BP and Shell and the coal industry than protecting the planet. While fossil fuel companies are raking in record profits, climate change ravages our planet and our people – all because the wealthiest industry in the history of our planet has bribed politicians into ignoring science."(Bernie Sanders' Climate Plan). That is the oft-uttered truth of the matter, but truth is just another dying species.
Even liberals are repeating an oft-uttered falsehood promoted by Oil-Qaeda:
"In the last imperial age, the two superpowers made “end times” a human possession for the first time in history. The U.S. and then the USSR took the super power of the atom and built nuclear arsenals capable of destroying the planet several times over. (These days, even a relatively modest exchange of such weapons between India and Pakistan might plunge the world into a version of nuclear winter in which a billion people might die of hunger.) And yet while an instant apocalypse loomed, a slow-motion version of the same, also human-made, was approaching, unrecognized by anyone."(Tom Dispatch, emphasis added). The reality is that the approaching ecocide / omnicide has been recognized and talked about by scientists for a century and a half (The Exceptional American Denial).
There has also been, concurrent with that century and a half of warnings, a century and a half of ignoring the warnings (e.g. Mitrovica writes about an 1888 prediction by Woodward, of both sea level fall and rise, as a result of ice sheet melt: On the West Side of Zero).
The psychopaths of power don't want to be caught and brought to justice (Oil-Qaeda: The Indictment, When You Are Governed By Psychopaths, 2, 3, 4, 5).
Add to that a long history of deliberate cover-up of the approaching results (The Private Empire's Social Media Hit Squads, 2).
And now, deceiving the public is a billion dollar democratic, capitalist, communist, socialist, and whatever other business, that the psychopathic powers consider to be their paramours (The Deceit Business, 2, 3).
Thus, the lying enterprise is a constitutionally protected cultural dementia (Blind Willie McTell News, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).
It is especially vehement when the mythological vomit being spewed is about war (The War Whores Ride The War Horse, 2; In the Fog of The Presstitutes, 2, 3, 4).
This reality has been the pattern ever since the private empire discovered "our" oil under the lands of "thiefdoms" in foreign places:
The enemy aggressor is always pursuing a course of larceny, murder, rapine and barbarism. We are always moving forward with high mission, a destiny imposed by the Deity to regenerate our victims, while incidentally capturing their markets; to civilise savage and senile and paranoid peoples, while blundering accidentally into their oil wells.(Myth Addiction Is Establishment's LSD - 3, cf. The Universal Smedley - 2). That self deception has now grown up into a trance that has worldwide impact (Choose Your Trances Carefully).
As COP1 - COP21 have shown, the lipstick on the pig is unavailing (Paris Climate Change Conference Begins, Weekend Rebel Science Excursion - 29, Comparing a Group-Mind Trance to a Cultural Amygdala).
That is what happens when madness is "treated" with economic concepts rather than with psychotherapy concepts "we" were warned not to fail to develop (Civilization Is Now On Suicide Watch).
The previous post in this series is here.
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