CLIMATE CRISIS: Global Youth Vs Global Leaders
The World Leaders and the UNO – United Nations Organization has successfully failed to save our planet Earth. The irony is that while the World is really doing nothing or have no money to save the Earth, they have billions and billions of dollars to waste exploring Mars and various Space frontiers. The UN can only come out with damning ‘Report’ about Climate Crisis and its dire consequences every five years and then forget everything for the next five years.
The greed, the power and the corruption of the global leaders are the main causes of this dire situation. Every single political leader in the world is to be blamed for doing nothing whatsoever to safeguard the future of not only their children, but also of billions of children worldwide. False claims are being parroted by brainless political heads like Republican Congressman Garret Graves. It was really amazing to see how he made a fool of himself during the recent US Congress Select Committee on the Climate Change Hearing in front of the four Global Youth Leaders and the world.
The Louisiana Republican Congressman Garret Graves asked Greta Thunberg, “If you were sailing across the ocean and you are picking up trash along the way, and for every one piece of trash that you pick up, there is a boat right next to you dumping out five pieces. How would that make you feel?” Seriously Louisiana, was Garret Graves the ‘Best’ you could elect to represent you all in the Congress?
The 16 years 8 months young Greta Thunberg replied smartly, “If you use that logic, then I am also dumping a lot of trash in the ocean. And then, I would stop dumping my trash in the ocean and tell the other boat to stop dumping their trash in the ocean as well.”
He didn’t stopped there and went onto claim that China’s green house gas emissions are five times higher than USA’s, so why should US stop polluting, if they are not stopping. The young composed Thunberg gave him an apt response saying, “For your information, I come from a small country Sweden and there the argument is being used against U.S as well.” The other Youth Leader Jamie Margolin, the Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of “This is Zero Hour”, an international youth climate organization founded in the summer 2017, stated blatantly to the Congress, “You all should be ashamed for doing nothing.”
The rise of global youth climate activists around the world has seen increasing protests to save the world in more than 150 countries worldwide. The reason is so simple to understand. Since the global leaders are doing nothing to safeguard the future of the current generation, the younger generation has hit the streets demanding for “Immediate Action”. However, believe me – the world leaders will do absolutely nothing except promising the Moon and the Mars to the world. And yes, the UNO will publish another damning ‘Climate Crisis Report’ once again in 2024.
Greta Thunberg aptly describes the will of the greedy corrupt and power hungry global leaders, “Wherever I go, I seem to be surrounded by fairytales. Business leaders, elected officials all across the political spectrum spending their time making up and telling bedtime stories that soothe us, that make us go back to sleep. These are ‘feel-good’ stories about how we are going to fix everything. How wonderful everything is going to be, when we have ‘solved’ everything.
But, the problem we are facing is not that we lack the ability to dream, or to imagine a better world. The problem now is that we need to wake up! It is time to face the reality, the facts and the Science! And, the Science does not mainly speak of ‘great opportunities to create the society we always wanted’. It tells of unspoken human sufferings, which will get worse and worse the longer we delay action – unless we start to act now.
And yes! Of course a sustainable transformed world will include lots of new benefits. But, you have to understand. This is not primarily an opportunity to create new green jobs, new businesses or green economic growth. This is above all an emergency, and not just any emergency. This is the biggest crisis humanity has ever faced.”
The IPCC – Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was established in 1988. The IPCC is an intergovernmental body of the United Nations. It is dedicated to provide the world with an objective, scientific view of climate change, its natural, political and economic impacts and risks, and possible response options. From 1988 to 2019, that is 31 years of its existence – the IPCC has only come out with multiple scientific reports and the World Leaders have not bothered at all to act on war footing to safeguard the future of the present generation.
In fact, in the last 31 years, the world has increased the use of plastics in a monstrous proportion and increased carbon emission to such a high level that the Earth is collapsing at a rapid pace. Sinking cities, devastating flash floods, deadly hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, wild forest fires, drastic drought, the never ending temperature rise and other natural calamities have still not open the eyes of the global leaders. The World was in deep slumber and still is…
The latest UN Report published on the 22nd of September 2019 is once again highlighting the urgent need for the development of concrete actions that halt global warming and the worst effects of climate change. Job well done! The mainstream media ‘Headlines’ will vanish after just a couple of days and then the greed, power and the corrupt will continue their play as usual as if it is nothing. Along with the global leaders and the mainstream media, the world at large will become busy slipping their fingers on their smartphones to watch which celebrity is dating whom.
The five year ending 2019 will be the hottest ever as per the recent UN Report. The UN Secretary General can only push global leaders to increase their greenhouse gas reduction targets. But, will the global leaders act on it? You all know the answers well. The US President Donald Trump and the Republicans’ leaders do not even believe in the Science, forget about Climate Change.
Tom Burke, Chairman of anti-carbon group E3G, had stated in an interview, “I think the danger is growing, that means we have much less time to solve the problem than we thought we had. Basically, if we want to tackle Climate Change, we have to stop burning fossil fuels.” Greed and corruption overtakes all the mandatory actions to safeguard the future of the present generation. I pity the couples, who give birth to newborns knowing well, the future is catastrophic and doomed.
The world must really pat on its own shoulders for increasing the carbon dioxide to a record 37 billion tone in 2018 instead of reducing it. Which global leader has effectively acted as per the 2015 Paris Agreement to safeguard the Earth? NONE! The 2019 UN Report will enter the Wikipedia page and everything will be forgotten till 2024.
The world is presumed to warm by 2.9 to 3.4 degrees Celsius. The ‘wake-up call’ was the day before yesterday and the world is talking about the ‘wake-up call’ today. Well, that is the beauty of greed, power and corruption. Our Earth is losing glacier in record levels. Imagine how hot the world without glaciers and Antarctic ice sheets would be! No wonder, youth climate activists like Greta Thunberg and others are vociferously demanding “Immediate Action” to safeguard their future.
The Global Leaders must first wake-up from their deep greed slumber and act to * STOP Greed and Corruption first * Reduce CO2 EMISSION * SAFEGUARD & Increase Forests Worldwide * STOP Razing Plateau and Hills * BAN Plastic Use from everyday Life * STOP Fossil Fuel Consumption * DE-CONCENTRATE Cities * STOP WAR around the World and * START Mandatory Water Harvesting.
It is indeed inspiring to see school children around the globe skipping schools to raise their voice for the global leaders to listen and act to safeguard Earth on war footing. On the contrary, it is indeed shameful that world leaders are being schooled by young school children about the devastating climate crisis, who are so shameless that they are still making silly excuses about Climate Crisis.
Climate Crisis has become a duel between the Global Youth versus the Global Leaders. The duel is not about which side will ultimately win. It is about how the two will ultimately unite to triumph over the Climate Crisis to safeguard the Earth and the future generation.
Greta Thunberg brilliantly sums up her fight to save the Earth, “I am submitting this report as my testimony, because I don't want you to listen to me. I want you to listen to the scientists. And, I want you to unite behind the science. And, then I want you to take real action.”
Will the Global Leaders rise like the rising sea to save the world or sink like the sinking cities of the world? Only time will tell…