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Cop 27 thoughts at start
I expect a deluge of print and internet about climate as soon as the election is past unless there is an outpouring of violence.
Too many on the policy side hold that the 1,,5 degree goal is reasonable. But without factoring in that the 1.1 we have now is already having severe consequences.
Notice that talk of 1.5 never mentions what the workers will do as we move up from 1.1. In fact the workers are treated an inert, not reacting to temperature changes.
At cop 27 the langauge this year at the opening has two foci.
goal of coping.
What is missing is the middle term, what we actually need to do. At COP 27 the new word is implementation but no specifics. So we remain stuck with no view of how we cut fossil fuel use sufficient to make the needed difference. We must either say how we will do the cuts, or we must say we wno’t make it, so we can get on with lifeboat strategies.