In this week's editor's letter, Lisa Corneliusson wonders why COP21 is virtually impossible to understand.
Feeling hopeful these days?
Didn’t think so.
The asylum regime reverted to EU minimum in Sweden makes me cry.
“We simply can’t do it anymore”, says our prime minister. We simply cannot unite ourselves to be human? Share small parts of our extremely privileged little lives in the name of people having equal rights to life?
Another thing that almost makes me almost-cry is reading about the upcoming climate summit in Paris. The parts where experts say that the conference will do nothing to actually change global heating. The assumptions and percentages and promises are, according to a whole bunch, all pretty much whatever. Emissions are still too high and just kind of exported elsewhere than the EU (read this) and carbon prices are still too low (read this). There’s still not enough focus on reducing renewable energy prices (read this).
Also troubling is the fact that even though I try to grasp the specifics of COP21 and the surrounding climate debate, I really don’t. I’m afraid to even write about it here, it feels like I might get it wrong. It’s an economists’ matter–not easy for any other person to understand. Which means–very easy for any other person to ignore.
Can some public relation genius please tap into this huge problem? Make the climate crisis understandable: yes it is very urgent indeed.
Other things on my mind:
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