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2433. Why we are stuck.
While the damage to our climate accrued over many years, our sense of its impact has remained peripheral. We are neither stopping our use of fossil fuels nor are we planning for catastrophe. The problem of atmospheric heating appears clear in peoples’ minds, but their thinking about what to do is undeveloped. Stopping economic activity is not something anyone wants to urge, especially those with an important role in government or business. This is a major aspect of the current situation.
Today’s COP 26 sessions were angrier at lack of progress and no new statements about what to actually do. Will this escalate to some emergent leadership, violence or just pathos?