Saturday, January 7, 2012

Bonian Golmohammadi: Why We Need a Global Environmental Organization

Bonian Golmohammadi: Why We Need a Global Environmental Organization:

This article seems to do a good job of organizing the current research. It builds a good case for global action.

The global organization is needed, yes. But that is part of the problem. The dysfunction of individual governments is amplified many, many times when it comes to global organizations such as the UN. I think that a big part of the denier ideology is the fear of the following logic train:
1) Global warming (yes)
2) Human caused (debate mainly over how much)
If yes to 1 & 2, then we have a moral and fiduciary responsibility to:
3) start taking action, at least prudent action.
4) Global coordination and cooperation are required.
5) The UN is the logical place to start...

Sooo, what if the global and UN involvement is an unacceptable alternative?

It's hard for those of us who have thought about the outcomes and the possible ramification of climate change to get our heads around the likely results. The ideas of taking huge sums of money, giving it to an organ of the UN, and having them giving it to climate refugees is ugly in all the ways you look at it.

To the extent that we all can have non-government solutions, the better all around. It will certainly help get people on board as they try to work themselves past #1 and #2 above.

So, I'll come back and check the article and its links to see how well they did.

Thanks. EH

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