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Politicians and officials have failed to act on climate change

Politicians and officials have failed to take effective action on climagte change due to poor decision making and corrupt decision making.

The threat from climate change has been known for decades. International agreements have been made but they have been inadequate and compliance with them has been poor.

World greenhouse gas emissions have continued to increase

(https://epi.envirocenter.yale.edu/2018-epi-report/climate-and-energy, accessed 1.3.19)


UK greenhouse gas emissions have not fallen (despite official claims):

(see https://www.carbonindependent.org/32.html)


The problems in the politicians and officals include
  • ignorance and arrogance
  • misleading/deceitful reporting
  • cowardice: taking the easy choices rather than the right ones
  • corruption: making decisions according to "political donations" or with a view to private sector employment after leaving public service.

First published: Feb 2019
Last updated: 1 Mar 2019