“If you are incapable of admitting the problem, how do you expect to solve it?”
– Fernando Fuster-Fabra Fdz.
Spanish version: http://wp.me/pRlnf-7n
Every state has the right to defend its own interests but no single nation may exercise such right when it puts in peril the rights of all humanity. Such was the situation as talks drew to a close yesterday at the Climate Change Conference in Doha.
In December, 2010, I wrote: “Climate change? Who cares? …” https://fernandofusterfabra.wordpress.com/2010/12/18/kyoto-countdown-after-cancun/ just after the closure of the Cancun sessions that ended in a similar fiasco. Since then, 2 years have elapsed and world leaders have been incapable of reaching any agreement.
Meanwhile, the economic scene has worsened amongst those developed countries and/or zones that seem bent on blocking any solution to the dilemma of undeniable climate change all over the globe.
I again ask myself – Has the economic crisis anything to do with the powerful refusing to resolve the climate issue for their selfish benefit?
It brings us to the reflexion that the United Nations, as a body, is powerless before said superpowers in almost any issue these may veto. The result at the Doha event is the best proof of the U.N.’s uselessness at this time and date.
One problem after another in whatever sphere of action remains unresolved. Could it be that we are working with a wrong approach in our climate change problem-solving?