- May 20, 2022 6:42 pm GMT
Have we found leaders in government, business, technology, and science, that can help us navigate the challenges we presently face and that lie ahead? Based on the decade, and our indifferent lack of progress on climate change issues, it appears that there remains a dearth in the type of leaders needed to make the tough and responsible choices.
The planet and humanity need a livable climate future, and our chance of collective success is predicated on actions coming from leaders in governments, industry, academia, and the media. But today's world leaders are happy to throw money at the fossil fuel industry in the form of subsidies. They are happy to subsidize big agriculture, forestry, mining, car companies, land developers, and other business players who lobby them and are happy to receive government largesse.
If this money were to be redirected to tackle climate change through sound mitigation and adaptation practices all of us would be the beneficiaries. We are talking about redirecting trillions of dollars that today are going into the wrong hands to finance the degradation of the planet.
So why are our government and financial leaders happy to continue to finance the instruments of our potential extinction, rather than preserve the only inhabitable planet that we know of at present in this Universe?
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