No More Decades to Squander
Ten years have been squandered in terms of addressing climate change. Robert Watson, the former chairman of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, notes world leaders have wasted a decade [ark] arguing about whether climate change is occurring when they should have been formulating and implementing urgent, immediate and sufficient policy actions. This glacial pace continues as international negotiations continue to crawl along [ark].
The United States has been the greatest climate obstructionist [search], followed closely in sheer criminal neglect by China and India. Europe's activities have largely been token, with a carbon market generating windfall profits for utilities but showing little immediate potential to actually reduce emissions [ark]. The U.S., China and India's citizens in particular must demand commitments to timely mandatory emission cut targets, or there is exactly zero percent chance the climate crisis will be solved. We have run out of decades to squander.