G20 GLOBAL (WARMING) TWENTY
ONE WORLD ONE AIM - In the role of guardians of your geographical regions, there is also a responsibility to develop circular economies that a sustainable society requires if we are not to burn planet earth out.
The Global Twenty or G20 are the biggest countries of the world in terms of carbon dioxide emissions, over 20% from transport. They are therefore the culprits of yore, and should now re-double their efforts as responsible Governments to look at ways of reducing climate change in the interests of slowing global warming, our melting ice caps, sea level rise and ocean acidity.
The G20 (or G-20 or Group of Twenty) is an international forum for governments and central bank governors founded in 1999. This is one of the main faults of the G20, that banking is not linked to what the planet can afford in terms of sustainable output (as per a tangible gold standard), but what they think they can lend and get away with.
In effect, it is the irresponsible lending of G20 banks that has caused global warming, assisted by the G20 politicians who promise more than the earth, to get themselves and their parties elected, despite (typically) undeclared conflicts of interest.
The G20 claim to discuss policy pertaining to the promotion of international financial stability. They claim to seek to address issues that go beyond the responsibilities of any one organization, but the proof is in the pudding - and the pudding reveals over development, fueled by over zealous lenders. Giving us a dangerously warming planet.
We may care to think otherwise, but we share one globe, a home for all of us facing the greatest technical challenges we have yet tackled as brothers and sisters of planet earth, where there are no borders or discrimination. But we only have one planet: Planet A. Whereas, bankers long ago put themselves in a God like position, worshiping money, profits and shareholder dividends.
G20 countries, along with another 140 of so, attend the climate change Conferences of the Parties (COPs) with a view to taking the citizens of earth back to pre 1980 temperatures, with a high degree of sustainability or circularity built in, to prevent such runaway condition from destroying the planet, unaccountably - as with past excesses.
The unique quality of humans is our ability to reason and be reasonable. Provided that the main industrial players in the world accept that greenhouse gas production and usage is linked to Gross Domestic Product in proportion to wealth creation, it is reasonable to expect that those with most to gain from climate research might want to contribute what they can afford to building a sustainable economy free of CO2, where such transition might also enhance energy security.
THE G20 HEADS OF STATE (2020) A - Z
SIX (SUGGESTED) STEPS TOWARD A COOLER PLANET
1. TRANSPORT: Phase out polluting vehicles. Governments aim to end the sale of new petrol, and diesel vehicles by 2035 but have no infrastructure plan to support such ambition. Marine transport can be carbon neutral.
3. HOUSING: On site micro or macro generation is the best option, starting with new build homes.
4. AGRICULTURE: We need trees to absorb carbon emissions from a growing population, flying, and to build new homes. Reducing food waste and promoting less energy intensive eating habits such as no meat Mondays.
5. INDUSTRY: Factories should be aiming for solar heating and onsite renewable energy generation.
6. POLITICS: - National governing bodies need to adopt rules to eliminate administrative wastages, to include scaling down spending on war machines, increasing spend on educating the public and supporting sustainable social policies that mesh with other cultures.
THE SLOW LANE - Given that in modern times we live fast lifestyles, is it realistic to ask motorists to wait 30 minutes for rapid charging? This not only strains the grid, but also damages batteries, and nobody has thirty minutes to waste - best case - worst case 4-8 hours. A truck size battery would take many more hours to (so-called) rapid charge. It is just not practical. Ignoring for now that there are no charging points along the streets in towns and cities, or at supermarkets. One possible solution could be SMARTNET instant recharging, a system that handles hydrogen fuel cell and lithium battery cartridges. One size fits all. With such a system we can kiss goodbye to petrol and diesel carcinogens.
A SOLAR & WIND POWERED FUTURE - Looking to a zero carbon world, where energy for life is available to everyone at affordable prices, and transport does not contribute significantly to global warming. These are part of the UN's Sustainability Development Goals.
G20 GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT (GDP)
Gross domestic product (GDP) is the market value of all final goods and services from a nation in a given year. Countries are sorted by nominal GDP estimates from financial and statistical institutions, which are calculated at market or government official exchange rates. Nominal GDP does not take into account differences in the cost of living in different countries, and the results can vary greatly from one year to another based on fluctuations in the exchange rates of the country's currency. Such fluctuations may change a country's ranking from one year to the next, even though they often make little or no difference in the standard of living of its population. The figures quoted here are only a historical guide.
CLIMATE CHANGE MEETINGS OF THE PARTIES (COP)
COP 1, BERLIN, GERMANY
The World needs a Climate Action Plan to coordinate the efforts of member nations in the quest for zero carbon shipping and zero carbon land vehicles.
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