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 …
- A multinational pledge to “keep the grease in the ground.”
- A multinational pledge to transition out of the capitalist system.
- 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. “