It obvious that our politicians are not taking climate change seriously, as the developed should be doing the most to reduce their own emissions. Instead they are investing in oil and gas including tar sands, shale gas and coal-bed methane!
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Despite all the scientific evidence showing we are responsible for climate change and the growing gap between rich and poor. Our politicians still think they are living on a planet with infinite resources to plunder, keep themselves rich. When the maelstrom hits us, they will find they cannot eat their money. They are just as vulnerable to catastrophic climate change, as the rest of us. It is time they changed course, started reducing consumption, waste and investing in real clean and renewable energy.
Someone after the debate on Electrifying Manchester, mentioned that it is the World Bank which is controlling energy tariffs, especially in the Global South. They are the people who are pushing big energy projects, which do not really provide the poor with energy. A couple of sites today, cover some of this issue:
Though this article states the USA will not fund coal power, I do not stop the World Bank from doing so: