CarolCooks2…Thursday’s Thoughts!..COP27 and beyond…

COP27…

Leaders of countries flooded or parched due to climate change are pleading at the COP27 summit for an urgent financial lifeline from richer nations…This brings me to the point raised by some as to why to save on fuel, reduce carbon footprints blah blah blah…these types of global meetings are not held on “Zoom” or something similar…

Would it work when countries like the Bahamas are pleading with the bigger countries for help? Does it not have more impact when pleas as important as this are made in person???

As one of many low-lying nations, the Bahamas is particularly vulnerable to sea-level rise and storm damage…The Prime Minister urged nations to “get real”, saying that acting on climate change is in everyone’s self-interest…

Nations very vulnerable to climate change are united in their calls at the summit for richer countries to pay the bill for the damage caused by sea level rise, drought and extreme storms…particularly as by contrast many less developed countries, particularly the small island nations most at risk, have contributed virtually nothing to total emissions.

Richer nations have historically avoided the question of compensation or reparations, but the issue – referred to as “loss and damage” – was put on the COP agenda this year for the first time since the summits began 30 years ago…

President of the European Commission Ursula Von Der Leyen acknowledged that richer nations should do their part, telling COP27: “Those most in need, in the developing world, must be supported in adapting to a harsher climate COP must make progress on averting, minimising and addressing loss and damage from climate change.”

The COP27 global climate summit in Egypt is seen as crucial if climate change is to be brought under control. More than 200 countries are attending the summit to discuss further measures to cut emissions and prepare for climate change, and it could lead to major changes to our everyday lives.

Food comes under the umbrella of climate change food supplies around the world have been greatly affected by climate change... food is getting more attention than ever, but that doesn’t necessarily mean progress: with major food companies driving the narrative, there’s ample reason to be sceptical about greenwashing. Building a more climate-resilient food system should ultimately focus on empowering agricultural communities worldwide, something tightly consolidated agribusinesses have little interest in…time for governments to get tough and mean it!

Mia Mottley …Prime Minister of Barbados did not mince her words,, her speech was powerful…I wonder who listened and most importantly who will heed her call…

Personally, I think on so many fronts that we should ALL be prepared to make substantial changes to our lifestyles as well as our governments doing what they should do and prioritise and make strong policies that food and energy giants have to accept or they will be enforced…I think the time has come to stand up and be counted or what will happen will affect future generations far bigger than it affects us now…

That means our children and their children…many of us me included complain that these children and young people are still being driven to school while using their mobile phones and eating fast food on their lunch break and yet they are telling us what we should do…however if we included them in what we could that could make a difference we should be united in the way forward fractured groups are slow to effect change …

Don’t you think the time has come for all of that to stop…??? However, single-handedly we can’t make a change like that…it’s the same as meat replacement products…who eats those at every single meal where you would have eaten meat???… Studies have shown that although these products were lauded as replacements for meat they are being used as well as meat…that is my topic next Thursday…as well as the bigger picture…

The radical demonstrators who are throwing milk, tomato soup, and custard at works of art and now are again disrupting motorways by climbing up bridges and sitting above the motorways will not effect the change they want they will alienate you and me if it stops us from getting to work/hospital or catching a flight…it does need governments to understand the seriousness of what they need to do… It needs governments to target and crack down on the big giants of the food industry, the oil giants …

It needs governments to target and crack down on the big giants of the food/oil industries …IT NEEDS powerful and enforced regulation and supply management…

IN THE MEANTIME think about what is happening at Cop 27…find out which of your local counsellors are supporting action and think about your vote we all have a vote use it wisely as so much hinges on a vote…come on you writers and bloggers write to your local councillor expressing your concerns…get to know your local area and who does what or can do what…we can’t sit still and wait …but please no ketchup or custard-smile-

23 thoughts on “CarolCooks2…Thursday’s Thoughts!..COP27 and beyond…

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  2. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.

    I agree with the other comments here that those at the top have to start setting some examples. Also as they prepare for another tax assault they should be addressing the billions of pounds and dollars that are being wasted annually across the board. Both at a government level and at local council level. We do all need to take responsibility for our small piece of the earth but unfortunately it seems that only a small proportion of the human population is prepared to do that. A conversation starter Carol.. xx

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  3. Rebecca Budd

    I remember the day when I decided that I would walk back and forth from work, which was about a 30 minute walk each way. I would take my trusty umbrella to shield me from the rain and snowfall, as well as the heat in summer. That one decision to walk added to my well-being. I felt physically fit and read many audiobooks during my walk. Walking was also my way of saying thank you to the earth, our home.

    What I appreciate about your thoughts, Carol, is that you “walk the talk” by looking for ways in which to create a better world. Climate change is complex, without question. But that complexity should not stop us from seeking solutions. We are all in this together.

    Love that thought on Zoom!!!

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I agree about walking I walk every day… Twice and sometimes three but I feel so much better… I spend less time online. More time reading and sleeping… But my health is benefitting and my mind… Yes I think with some tweaks zoom could prove a viable option however I think the time has come after 27 Cops for less talk and decisive action x

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  4. petespringerauthor

    As you pointed out, humans need to change some of their behaviors to make any progress in protecting the Earth. I know that not everyone is willing to do that, but that doesn’t mean the rest of us shouldn’t try. We may inspire someone on the fence.

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  6. Sue Dreamwalker

    How many years has the climate now been discussed?

    And how many changes have heads of states made to their life styles?? Not many..

    This debate at this COP while being very important for those places suffering, is a Cop-out to have a gathering of hot air..

    Because we the common people only see taxes, restrictions, and higher costs as we are driven to curb our footprints, while the Elites make ever bigger one’s with theirs.

    Pete is right.

    Until they get on their bikes, nothing is changing the climate. Only they are adding hot air, by these gatherings which do nothing to solve anything.

    And if one really looks deeper Carol we will find chemtrails, HARRP and other narfarious means are being used in manipulating more suffering upon humans in the guise of climate change.

    I totally agree WE are the ones whose habits have to change, which I know we both try our best in doing.

    But the government’s of our world are not doing anything except raking in monies which is doing what exactly 🤷‍♀️.

    And yes why do they not get together in a zoom meeting?, because they can spend hard earning taxes living a life of luxury, having banquets etc.

    Great Post by the way in bringing awareness Carol. 💕💕💕

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      At least 30 years I believe, Sue… We are on Cop27 and the Prime Minister of Bermuda was correct decisive action now needs to be taken by countries/governments..

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      1. Sue Dreamwalker

        I’m in total agreement with that Carol.
        Here in England though to pay for poorer countries we are expected to pay more,in tax or green taxes added by the way already to our huge energy bills. We give billions away to other countries for many reasons. Which often do not reach the people who its intended for. But lines pockets of governing officials.
        While the BIG corporations and making millions in profit.

        I do not have the answers either Carol, but it’s always the people at the bottom who end up paying .
        Which is why in my opinion the System is Broken and it needs a good overall.

        Sending much love and gratitude for your passion and dedication to our environment. 😍💕🙏❤️

        While our pensioners struggle and people are going to food banks to help feed themselves as they struggle to pay higher and higher energy costs.

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      2. CarolCooks2 Post author

        You make many good points, Sue… I do think energy companies should foot many of those bills and they could from their massive profits.. You are correct about a reset.. For too long the masses have paid and the rich get richer..

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  7. beetleypete

    I still think that leaders have to lead by example, or nothing changes.

    If our PM (who owns 5 large houses) has to use 3 Range Rovers to travel a couple of hundred yards from Downing Street to the H.O.P, then should some pensioner in a country village be expected to stay at home rather than drive 5 miles each way to the library, or to visit a friend?

    If the Home Secretary uses a Chinook helicopter to travel from London to Dover, and then from Dover to Marston, then back to London at £3,500 per hour, then should I walk 4 miles on country roads into town to buy my shopping then carry it back in the rain?
    Then turn my heating down when it is cold?

    I think not. Sorry, but when they set some examples, I will start to take them seriously. There is way too much inequality in our society already, and if the Tories have their way, that would treble.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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