Jan. 4, 2022, 11:01 a.m. by Karuwaki Speaks ( 455 views)
Contemporary climate change includes both the global warming caused by humans, and its impacts on Earth's weather patterns.
COP26 is the most recent annual UN climate change conference held at Glasgow. COP stands for Conference of the Parties, and the summit was attended by the countries that signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) – a treaty that came into force in 1994.
The COP26 summit brings parties together to speed up action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Its aims are: To secure global net zero by mid-century and keep 1.5 degrees within reach, adapt to protect communities and natural habitats; mobilise finance, and work together to deliver.
Government policy is needed to ensure the conservation of forests, oceans, and biodiversity. Pandemic avoidance requires global, national and local systems of public health. Climate change mitigation and adaptation also require collective action. What then can individuals do?People definitely drive too much, eat too much meat, and fly too often. But individual sacrifice alone cant help in reaching zero emissions,rather requires a fundamental change at a collective level with a shift in our mindset & value system.As individuals, we make choices about our own activities and inevitably, they involve choices about resource consumption.
However,in an essay for The Guardian, Martin Lukacs argues that individual action theory-of-change is a mental tic associated with the blinkered worldview of neoliberalism: “Eco-consumerism may expiate your guilt. But it’s only mass movements that have the power to alter the trajectory of the climate crisis.” Individual and collective actions need to be balanced and part of the same dynamic.
One of the greatest challenges is the intangibility of the subject.The scope is too humongous to comprehend, and many of the most noticeable impacts are still too far removed from our daily lives. For most, climate change becomes overwhelmingly abstract & easy to ignore.
Keeping the above concerns in mind,we have decided to start "The Climate Show" to create awareness amongst our readers.If we all take steps today, we will have a much brighter future tomorrow.