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Thank you for this summary.

So much to say ... Let me just comment on that great analogy with the broken leg. I love that. It's so fitting. I don't love that that's what we're doing, but the analogy is spot on.

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Nov 21, 2023Liked by Alexander Verbeek 🌍

As Alexander mentioned in his post, the Oxfam climate report was a multiple organization effort. One of the contributors is media outlet The Guardian. Here is a link to their article about the Oxfam report.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/nov/20/richest-1-account-for-more-carbon-emissions-than-poorest-66-report-says

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Nov 21, 2023Liked by Alexander Verbeek 🌍

“Sec Gen Guterrez is right, “Renewables have never been cheaper or more accessible. We know it is still possible to make the 1.5-degree limit a reality. It requires tearing out the poisoned root of the climate crisis: fossil fuels."

Tearing out the poison root of fossil fuels is key if we are to have a chance in meeting essential climate goals.

Inequality contributes vastly when we see the wealthiest 1% of humanity is responsible for more carbon emissions than the poorest 66 percent.

How is that even possible? Societal values worldwide are completely out of kilter.

Thank you for compiling all this in-depth information and statistics. What an intensive undertaking when the brunt of reality is hard to bear.

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As you mention, reports must abound before COP 28 including many potential actions to mitigate. But the one that overshadows all others is the elimination of fossil fuels as a source of energy. The task at hand is to escalate transition to green energy, which takes time and resources not available equitably. Thank you for your focused ongoing efforts to turn the tide toward viability for the 🌎.

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Nov 21, 2023Liked by Alexander Verbeek 🌍

"Just as there is extreme inequality in who is responsible for the carbon emissions that have caused today's climate crisis, there is vast inequality in how its impacts are felt.”

We can't let up for even a day. Calls and letters to leadership. Force the oil companies to invest in wind farms and solar. Tax the wealthy. Demand financial institutions stop funding.

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Nov 25, 2023Liked by Alexander Verbeek 🌍

a pretty clear picture of how much more that needs to be achieved. Pretty soon countries might see diverse consequences.. that hopefully get them on board. Thanks my friend for all you do.. your passion is commendable. We appreciate your news updates, written so beautiful. Now please write your book. 😁👏

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