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Title: Politics and change


1
Politics and change
  • Environmental problems are primarily political
    products reflecting governance systems
  • Systems are based on nation-state prosperity not
    regional or global perspective
  • No evidence the world has changed behaviour
    significantly at policy level relating to carbon
    consumption since it was identified
  • Consuming world has some green lifestyles but
    not any major shift nationally
  • Increased consumption in the East as economies go
    into high gear
  • Can the world change when there is no incentive
    to change in the West?
  • Can emerging countries change given the huge
    demand for poverty alleviation?

2
Denial and ignorance
  • Western people are into denial, Eastern are
    into ignorance
  • Too risky for Western politicians to advocate
    change when so much is at stake
  • People are not pro- environment so actions will
    be resisted by voters
  • Not an emergency compared to major issues like
    killing OBL
  • There is no notion of the globe so global
    survival is a disabled term
  • West wants to preserve existing life style, East
    wants to gain that .no common point

3
An inevitable future ?
  • Idea of insularity/protection from Climate Change
    is high in the West
  • Thinking is focussed status quo maintenance with
    the hope that the worst affected will disappear
  • The high affected people will be the biggest
    problem as they may number nearly a billion
  • Politics of violence is inevitable as the
    affected react through social violence and
    terrorism
  • continued

4
An inevitable future ?
  • continues
  • Countries become embroiled in water and resource
    sharing conflicts leading to regional instability
  • As regions South Asia and China- lose stability
    the global economy will be affected including
    irreversible meltdowns and terrorism many times
    larger than now
  • Climate change discourse has become a scientific
    discussion ignoring political impact. . Most
    discussions on solutions which only the West can
    afford.
  • What stake can the affected East/ world have in
    this discourse?
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