Gove has been spouting off again. Bullshitting pretty much as he did during the Leave campaign.
Trump has pulled out of the Paris Accord, which is is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to deal with greenhouse gas emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance. It aims to keep global temperatures “well below” the level of 2C above pre-industrial times and “endeavour to limit” them even more, to 1.5C.
195 UNFCCC members have signed the agreement, 148 of which have ratified it. By October 2016 there were enough countries that produce enough of the world’s greenhouse gases for the agreement to enter into force with it going into effect on 4 November 2016.
But now the US – the world’s second largest producer of greenhouse gases has withdrawn. It has been estimated that this could add up to 3bn tonnes of extra carbon dioxide to the atmosphere every year, by itself raising the global temperature by 0.1-0.3C by the end of the century.
European leaders have already condemned this move, well apart from one obvious exception. Yes you’ve guessed it. Theresa May when asked responded
It’s up to the President of the United States to decide what position the United States is going to take on this matter.
Grow. A. Fucking. Backbone. Woman!
Just for once stand up for the right thing
Except who are we kidding.
This is the party of fracking, fox-hunting, ivory trade, these are the people who post-Brexit will eradicate our environmental protections. Who needs fresh water, clean beaches, crops not sprayed with neonicotinoids – bees, what good are they anyway?
If you are about your environment (and your health service, the disabled, the ill, the elderly, young people) don’t vote for these wankers.
The problem when you rely on a narcissistic man-child to save you from a disastrous political undertaking is that he is about as reliable as any other toddler.
The protests at JFK and the Women For Independence crowdfunder to get Glasgow vet Hamaseh Tayari home (hit it’s target in 31 minutes with additional money going to the Scottish Refugee Council) gave me hope last night. Like many others I feel I spent the day repeating “On my fucking god.”
You get 2-4-1 on blogs today. This and one about the Labour party
This was recorded in 1986 but I think we’re closer now than we were then.
May is an embarrassment. Beyond an embarrassment, her behavior with Trump was humiliating. I may want Scotland to leave the UK but right now we are still part of it and her obsequiousness was nauseating.
Then there are days like the immediate aftermath of the EU Ref when I used this to help me keep track of what is going on.
This week however it is not easy – not because there isn’t stuff to talk about but because there is just so much. Too much.