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(en) France, Alternative Libertaire Tract - AL, Ecology: After COP21, no change on the horizon (fr, it, pt) [machine translation]
Sun, 24 Jan 2016 14:00:51 +0200
The climate agreement that came out of COP21 is "historic" for those who still believe in
the promises of governments. Behind the great symbolic statements, it introduces no
concrete commitments to lower greenhouse gas emissions, and keeps the door wide open for
capitalism so-called "green" continues to ravage the planet. ---- The Paris agreement: a
completely hollow agreement ---- The new "limit" of 1.5 ° C attached to global warming,
presented as the great success of the negotiations, is in fact a diplomatic maneuver to
calm the civil society and the most threatened by climate disasters countries come. in For
the moment, the commitments of States on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions leading
to a warming of 3° C by the end of the century!
The agreement therefore invites States to rapidly propose more ambitious commitments ...
or what? Or nothing! Because no sanctions are foreseen in case of non compliance. But rest
assured, a new group of "experts" will ensure transparency of the process and analyze for
us the "progress" of states! Phew, we are saved ...
After COP21 no change on the horizon - leaflet
Of course, lobbying helping multinationals, the agreement is silent on the need to abandon
fossil fuels, or the responsibility of industrial agriculture in the ecological disaster.
As for not evoke even a mild criticism of the cult of growth and production-madness, then
there are not dreaming.
Vive green growth!
In fact, the agreement is another triumph of neoliberalism: each state is as it sees fit
to meet these fine objectives, meaning today, roughly, to "let the private sector do!"
Privatize, send " signal "to markets, encourage the" compensation "(a tree is planted
while continuing to burn oil), develop renewable energies to lag larigot ... And we trust
this" green growth "to save the planet, and create million jobs by the way!
But behind these speeches, the same logic of frenzied exploitation of nature persist,
worsen see, for example with industrial forest management to produce electricity based on
renewable biomass supposedly. No, let's be serious, no logic of "growth" can not claim to
solve the climate and environmental problems in general. There is only one solution is to
limit our consumption of energy, resources, and thus of material goods, transportation,
gadgets, etc. But this amounts to limit the profits of the capitalists, which they
Ecology to the stick
In fact, what mainly showed the COP21 is that ecology will be a pretext, like the fight
against terrorism, to strengthen the state authority. The ban on demonstrations during the
summit, mass arrests and house arrest of activists green, have hinted. Because as the
climate goes haywire (December was full of "anomalies": temperatures, tornadoes, fires,
floods), social and economic problems will intensify, and the protest against the
hypocrisy and inaction of governments. The leaders want to strengthen authoritarian and
therefore security logic to "maintain order" and "manage" climate chaos they have created.
Unless we give a damn them out by then!
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