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OKIsItJustMe

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Thu May 23, 2024, 11:05 AM May 23

Reuters Comment: Through distraction and denial, governments are playing politics at the cost of the planet

https://www.reuters.com/sustainability/boards-policy-regulation/comment-through-distraction-denial-governments-are-playing-politics-cost-planet-2024-05-23/
Comment: Through distraction and denial, governments are playing politics at the cost of the planet
By Katherine Quinn
May 23, 20245:06 AM EDT

Industry Insight from Ethical Corporation Magazine, a part of Thomson Reuters.

May 23 - Earlier this month, the world’s top climate scientists warned that the planet is headed for at least 2.5C of warming, with calamitous results for humanity.

Experts continue to warn us we’re in a mess. Following 10 consecutive months of global heat records, many are confounded at the lack of action we are seeing from governments.

In the UK, all the advice tells us the climate crisis needs to be at the centre of national security measures, as is the case in the United States and Germany. It is a “threat multiplier,” that will contribute to instability and the risk of unrest in many countries.

The question is, why is nobody listening? And if they are, why aren’t we hearing about it?

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Reuters Comment: Through distraction and denial, governments are playing politics at the cost of the planet (Original Post) OKIsItJustMe May 23 OP
It's the the most important thing happening. 1WorldHope May 23 #1
It's also a reason... 2naSalit May 23 #2

1WorldHope

(772 posts)
1. It's the the most important thing happening.
Thu May 23, 2024, 11:22 AM
May 23

The oligarchs are still making too much money. That's all they care about. It seems pretty hopeless.

2naSalit

(88,898 posts)
2. It's also a reason...
Thu May 23, 2024, 01:37 PM
May 23

To perpetuate political strife and war so the masses are distracted with immediate survival rather than having the luxury of planning ahead.

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