CLIMATE CHANGE RACISM-2

11 September 2021 0 By Bambam
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THIS POST IS A CRITICAL REVIEW OF A RACIST PUSH FOR CLIMATE ACTION ON THE EVE OF COP26 BY PARADING POVERTY AND USING THE MISERY OF THE POOR IN THE THIRD WORLD AS A TOOL FOR SELLING COP 26 AND THE CLIMATE ACTION AGENDA.

PART-1: WHAT THE BBC COP26 PROMOTIONIONAL ARTICLE SAYS

Climate change: Vulnerable nations call for ’emergency pact. The countries most vulnerable to climate change are calling for an “emergency pact” to tackle rising temperatures. The group wants all countries to agree to radical steps to avoid “climate catastrophe” at the upcoming COP26 meeting in Glasgow. Green campaigners are urging a postponement of the gathering, citing problems with vaccines for delegates. The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) says the event is critical and cannot wait. Weather-related disasters have increased five-fold. The climate change summit at COP26 is a make or break event for planet. Representing some 1.2 billion people, the CVF, “CLIMATE VULNERABLE COUNTRIES”consists of countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America and the Pacific. The group has been key in pushing the rest of the world to accept the idea of keeping the rise in global temperatures to under 1.5C this century. This was incorporated into the Paris agreement in 2015. Recent research from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change suggests that the threshold will be passed in little over a decade at current rates of carbon emissions. In less than two months, global leaders will gather in Glasgow for COP26, the most critical meeting on climate change since Paris. Ahead of the Glasgow meeting, the CVF has issued a manifesto for what the conference must deliver to keep the planet safe and protect the most vulnerable. Environmental groups have suggested postponing the meeting, on the grounds that vaccine distribution is inequitable and that delegates from poorer countries face huge bills for quarantine hotels when they arrive in the UK. However, the CVF member states insist the meeting must go ahead in person, and are calling for support and facilitated access to ensure inclusive participation.The UK government has responded to these calls by agreeing to pay the quarantine hotel expenses of any delegate, observer or media from a developing country. The vulnerable group says that progress on climate change has stalled and COP26 should move forward with what it terms a “climate emergency pact”. This would see every country put forward a new climate plan every year between now and 2025. At present, signatories of the Paris agreement are only obliged to put forward new plans every five years. The vulnerable nations say that richer countries must fulfil their obligations to deliver $100bn in climate finance per year over the 2020-24 period. The CVF nations want this money to be split 50-50 between cutting carbon and helping countries adapt to the threat posed by rising temperatures.The countries also want the UK to “take full responsibility” for this aspect of the negotiations, saying it is vital to restore confidence in the Paris pact. Among the other areas that the most vulnerable nations want to see progress on is the question of debt-for-climate swaps. Many of the world’s poorest countries have large debt burdens, and these have been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic which has stretched finances even further. In a debt-for-climate swap, a country can reduce what it owes to international creditors by directing the debt service payments to fund renewable energy or greater protection for nature. One such restructuring was recently announced by Belize where the debt money will now go to support marine conservation projects instead.”Vulnerable countries have unique needs – and public-private collaboration will be key to addressing them. Whether it is in debt for nature swaps such as the recent Belize announcement or in increasing public sector capability to structure investment projects to attract private finance, the aim is to accelerate progress in this area so that 2022 becomes the year of climate action solidarity.”

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PART-2: CRITICAL COMMENTARY

RACISM IN THE GLOBAL NORTH IS BEST UNDERSTOOD IN THE CONTEXT OF THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE GLOBAL SOUTH IN THE OLD COLONIALISM DAYS WHERE THE ASSUMPTION STANDS THAT THE COLONIES, {THE GLOBAL SOUTH} MUST ULTIMATELY SERVE THE NEEDS OF THEIR COLONIAL MASTERS {THE GLOBAL NORTH}. THAT MENTALITY STILL LINGERS SUCH THAT IT MAKES IT POSSIBLE FOR THE GLOBAL NORTH TO SELL THE MISERY OF THE DIRT POOR IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH AS A MARKETING TOOL FOR THEIR THEIR COP26 CLIMATE CHANGE AGENDA.

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SO WHAT WE SEE HERE IS THAT THE POVERTY AND THE MISERY OF THE POOR IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH SERVES THE NEEDS OF THE GLOBAL NORTH IN THEIR COP26 AGENDA WHERE THE MISERY OF THE POOR IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH SERVES AS A SALES TOOL TO SELL THE COP26 AGENDA OF THE GLOBAL NORTH.

CLIMATE CHANGE IS COLONIALISM ALL OVER AGAIN

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POSTSCRIPT; THE CVF LIES YOUR COLONIAL MASTER TOLD YOU

THE CVF, “CLIMATE VULNERABLE FORUM” IS PRESENTED AS AN ACTIVE CLIMATE ACTION INITIATIVE OF THE POOR DECREPIT COUNTRIES OF THE FORMER COLONIES WITH THE CLAIM THAT THIS FORUM IS A CONSORTIUM OF FORMER COLONIES DEMANDING CLIMATE ACTION BECAUSE OF THE DISPROPORTIONATE CLIMATE IMPACT THEY HAVE TO BEAR. THIS IMAGE OF THE CVF IS A FALSEHOOD.

IN A RELATED POST ON THE MALDIVES WE NOTE THAT THE NEED OF THE GLOBAL NORTH FOR PITIFUL VICTIMS OF THEIR CLIMATE CHANGE AGENDA HAD PRESENTED THE MALDIVES TO THE WORLD AS ONE OF THOSE POOR FORMER COLONIES THAT WAS BEING SUBMERGED BY THE SEA LEVEL RISE OF CLIMATE CHANGE. EXCEPT THAT HERE THE TABLES WERE TURNED BY THE MALDIVIANS SUCH THAT INSTEAD OF THE GLOBAL NORTH SELLING THE MISERY OF THE MALDIVIANS TO SELL CLIMATE CHANGE, THE MALDIVIANS USED THEIR SUDDEN GLOBAL EXPOSURE AND RELEVANCE TO SELL THEIR HONEYMOON COTTAGE VACATION BUSINESS WITH GREAT SUCCESS.

LINK TO THE MALDIVES POST: https://tambonthongchai.com/2020/05/14/maldives-sinking/

IN THE END THE BIG WINNER OF THIS GAME IN WHICH THE WEST TRIED TO USE THE MALDIVES TO PUSH CLIMATE ACTION BECAME TURNED AROUND SUCH THAT THE MALDIVES WERE USING CLIMATE CHANGE TO SELL THEIR VACATION BUSINESS. HAVING TASTED SWEET FINANCIAL SUCCESS IN THIS ENDEAVOR, THE SMART MALDIVIANS THEN EXTENDED THEIR COUNTER MOVE BY FORMING A SUPPOSED ORGANIZATION OF POOR THIRD WORLD FORMER COLONIES TO DEMAND COMPENSATION FROM THE GLOBAL NORTH FOR THEIR MISERIES ATTRIBUTED TO THE CLIMATE CHANGE CAUSED BY THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION OF THE GLOBAL NORTH. THIS ORGANIZATION IS THE CVF. ITS INTERPRETATION AS A DEMAND OF THE GLOBAL SOUTH FOR CLIMATE ACTION SUCCESS AT COP26 IS A FALSEHOOD.

THE HARD SELL OF COP26 JUST KEEPS GETTING HARDER AND HARDER. IT IS AFTER ALL, THE 26TH ATTEMPT BY THE UN TO FORGE A GLOBAL CLIMATE ACTION AGREEMENT AFTER 25 FAILURES OF EXACTLY THIS SAME AGENDA. THE CLAIM BY CLIMATE SCIENCE THAT COP25 WAS A SUCCESS IS UNDONE BY COP26. IF COP25 WERE A SUCCESS WE WOULD NOT HAVE NEEDED A COP26.

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RELATED POST ON COP25: https://tambonthongchai.com/2021/06/05/the-paris-agreement/