Ecosocialist Notebook

3 things NOT to expect at the Doha climate talks

UN climate negotiations open today in Doha, Qatar. Cassiodorus, who writes an excellent blog on the Daily Kos website, lists three things that ought to happen in Doha, but won’t …

  1. A multinational pledge to “keep the grease in the ground.”
  2. A multinational pledge to transition out of the capitalist system.
  3. Basic guarantees of fundamental human need.

After explaining why these things ought to happen, Cassiodorus explains why they won’t:

“As long as the politicians are mere handmaidens of the 1% and their lovely capitalist system, things will get worse.  Why, the folks are probably having a meeting in Doha this week for the mere purpose of insulating themselves from criticism — so they can say ‘look!  We had a meeting!’ when an outraged global public finally realizes that planet Earth is transitioning to something along the lines of planet Venus. “

Read Cassiodorus’s column here.


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Posted in Climate Change, Ecosoc Notebook, UN Meetings


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