Tim Tam The Flim Flam Man

On y va encore une fois, l'homme qui a été ridiculisé monde entier comme cas total écrou activiste. Il a obtenu son 15 minutes de gloire en travaillant pour le gouvernement Gillard et a produit un site ridicule “prouver hors de tout doute” que le changement climatique était réel – tout à cause d'un couple de jours plus chaud que d'habitude en Australie. Lis ça, son tout catastrophisme qui sont les militants habituels du changement climatique narratifs. Kinda obtient même vieux et ennuyeux après un certain temps. And best yet, Australian of the year.

Les gants sont éteints: 'prédateur’ négationnistes climatiques sont une menace pour nos enfants

Tim Flannery

In this age of rapidly melting glaciers, terrifying megafires and ever more puissant hurricanes, of acidifying and rising oceans, il est difficile de croire que tout autre aiguillon à l'action climatique est nécessaire.

Mais la réalité est que nous continuons à vivre dans un monde d'affaires comme d'habitude. Our media is filled with enthusiastic announcements about new fossil fuel projects, or the unveiling of the latest fossil-fuelled supercar, comme s'il n'y a pas de lien entre ces choses et les changements climatiques.

En Australie, le décalage entre nos dirigeants politiques sur la nature mortelle des combustibles fossiles est particulièrement à couper le souffle.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison continues to sing the praises of coal, alors que les membres de demander au gouvernement des subventions pour les centrales alimentées au charbon. Il y a quelques jours, Energy and Emissions Reduction Minister Angus Taylor urged that the nation’s old and polluting coal-fired power plants be allowed to run “à plein”.

Autrefois, beaucoup d'entre nous ont toléré ces déclarations que les utterings des idiots - dans le vrai, original Greek meaning of the word as one interested only in their own business. But the climate crisis has now grown so severe that the actions of the denialists have turned predatory: ils sont maintenant une menace immédiate pour nos enfants.

Un « échec colossal’ de l'activisme climatique

Chaque année, la situation devient plus critique. Dans 2018, global emissions of greenhouse gases rose by 1.7 per cent while the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere jumped by 3.5 parts per million — the largest ever observed increase.

Aucun rapport de climat ou d'avertissement, aucun accord politique ni l'innovation technologique a modifié la trajectoire toujours vers le haut de la pollution. This simple fact forces me to look back on my 20 years of climate activism as a colossal failure.

Many climate scientists think we are already so far down the path of destruction that it is impossible to stabilise the global temperature at 1.5℃ above the pre-industrial average without yet to be developed drawdown technologies such as those that remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. On current trends, within a decade or so, stabilising at 2℃ will likewise be beyond our grasp.

And on the other side of that threshold, nature’s positive feedback loops promise to fling us into a hostile world. Par 2100 — just 80 années loin - si notre trajectoire ne change pas, it is estimated that Earth will be 4℃ warmer than it was before we began burning fossil fuels.

Beaucoup moins humains survivront sur notre planète qui se réchauffe

That future Earth may have enough resources to support far fewer people than the 7.6 il soutient aujourd'hui milliards. British scientist James Lovelock has predicted a future human population of just a billion people. décès de masse sont prévus pour résultat de, entre autres causes, disease outbreaks, air pollution, malnutrition and starvation, heatwaves, and suicide.

My children, and those of many prominent polluters and climate denialists, will probably live to be part of that grim winnowing — a world that the Alan Joneses and Andrew Bolts of the world have laboured so hard to create.

Dozens of young people gathered together, holding colourful signs with pro-climate action slogans. PHOTO: Students gathered on the steps of South Australia’s Parliament House as part of the nationwide climate strikes in March. (Nouvelles ABC: Gabriella Marchant)

How should Australia’s parents deal with those who labour so joyously to create a world in which a large portion of humanity will perish? As I have become ever more furious at the polluters and denialists, I have come to understand they are threatening my children’s well-being as much as anyone who might seek to harm a child.

Young people themselves are now mobilising against the danger. Increasingly they’re giving up on words, and resorting to actions. Extinction Rebellion is the Anthropocene’s answer to the UK working class Chartists, the US Declaration of Independence, and the defenders of the Eureka Stockade.

Its declaration states:

This is our darkest hour. Humanity finds itself embroiled in an event unprecedented in its history, one which, unless immediately addressed, will catapult us further into the destruction of all we hold dear [] The wilful complicity displayed by our government has shattered meaningful democracy and cast aside the common interest in favour of short-term gain and private profit [] We hereby declare the bonds of the social contract to be null and void.

Words have not cut through. Is rebellion the only option?

Not yet a year old, Extinction Rebellion has had an enormous impact. In April it shut down six critical locations in London, overwhelmed the police and justice system with 1,000 arrests, and forced the British government to become the first nation ever to declare a climate emergency.

So unstable is our current societal response that a single young woman, Greta Thunberg, has been able to spark a profoundly powerful global movement. Less than a year ago she went on a one-person school strike. Today school strikes for climate action are a global phenomenon.

Greta Thunberg holds a microphone on stage as she speaks to a crowdPHOTO: Greta Thunberg speaks at aFridays for Futureprotest in Berlin in July. (Reuters: Fabrizio Bensch)

On September 20 in Australia and elsewhere, school principals must decide whether they will allow their students to march in the global climate strike in an effort to save themselves from the climate predators in our midst, or force them to stay and study for a future that will not, on current trends, eventuate.

I will be marching with the strikers in Melbourne, and I believe teachers should join their pupils on that day. After all, us older generation should be painfully aware that our efforts have not been enough to protect our children.

The new and carefully planned rebellion by the young generation forces us earlier generations of climate activists to re-examine our strategy. Should we continue to use words to try to win the debate? Or should we become climate rebels? Changing the language around climate denialism will, I hope, sharpen our focus as we ponder what comes next.

Tim Flannery is a professorial fellow at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute at University of Melbourne, the chief councillor at the Climate Council and a former Australian of the Year. This article originally appeared on The Conversation.

La source: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-17/climate-change-deniers-are-a-threat-to-our-children/11518138

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