Revised in September 2011
One year has elapsed COP-15 Copenhagen 2009. Just concluded COP-16 Cancún 2010. Within a year will be COP-17, Durban 2011. Time flies at the same time the planet’s deterioration accelerates. Will we have enough time to win in speed to Mother Earth?
It is not easy to know because as we know no pre-hand experiences. We are not aware of how or when it would happen, but we could move from global warming to global catastrophe. Nor can we anticipate the speed with which events occur on the basis of this hypothesis, but if it were the case could end up with life on the planet. Apocalypse ensue. However, we should not be so pessimistic. During and after this last COP (Conference of Parties) dissonant voices were heard, but in weighted terms was felt more optimistic than a year earlier.
Felipe Calderon and many other statements said “the spirit of Cancun allow to glimpse new horizons in the common task of preserving this safe manmade threat to our common planet.” The president of Mexico also said: “If we do not start to act now, if we put aside the excuses, pretexts and arguments that impede us to act with determination, it will damage us all and condemn some countries, especially to island nations, to its demise, “and as a politician at last, and in his capacity as chairman host, concluded: “Today, through the efforts and goodwill of you, ladies and gentlemen delegates, confidence has returned, hope has returned, and with it the vast possibilities of reaching international agreement on combating climate change and, dare I say, in many other sectors also require trust and also require hope, of our global problems”.
In contrast to his words, the Brazilian writer Leonardo Boff told La Jornada: “Those who are gathered at the Moon Palace only think about the economy, not the mother land they considered a trunk full of resources that can be drawn many things. Not accept that droughts, floods, extreme temperatures are proof that the Earth is sick”.
Bolivia was the only one of the 194 participating countries which did not sign the Cancun agreements. His orphanage raises suspicions about political prominence planting their president, who, thanks to this has already reaped playing his picture in most of the world media. Bolivians argued: “Bolivia came to Cancun in good faith, with concrete proposals, seeking fair and willing to compromise on many things, except the lives of the peoples of the world solutions.” The president Evo Morales, concluded the Conference, issued the following threat: “from the moment that one, two or ten countries do not accept a document, the document is invalid, but the Conference adopted the text without complying with the procedures of the convention framework on climate change, and therefore the Plurinational State will request the International Court of The Hague “.
George Soros is pessimistic about the financial implementation of the agreements. In an article he wrote: “the negotiations have become increasingly unreal. Currently, the dispute revolves around how governments comply with the obligation to provide 100,000 million dollars a year by 2020 to help developing countries to tackle climate change, given that you can not even get along without juggler juggling fund 10,000 million through expedited processing. “
More dramatic were the assertions of Kumi Naidoo, executive director of Greenpeace, who stated: “(…). This agreement is meant as four degrees of warming (…). It is pathetic the international community fight to jump as low hurdle”.
WWF, the World Wide Fund for Nature, recognizes “the important work done by the Mexican presidency during the summit, which has allowed governments to unite in the most controversial issues, creating an atmosphere of negotiation, inclusive and efficient. This action has helped to restore confidence in the possibility of reaching an agreement within the framework of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change, something strongly challenged before the start of the meeting. However, negotiators still have much to do in the coming months to ensure a global deal in Durban, South Africa. “
This “however” from WWF is what we will show one year ahead the true scope and sincerity of the decisions taken, because as stated earlier, time flies and the planet will not wait. Within twelve months, when Durban and we have reached, and comprobásemos that the Cancun agreements have become worthless, that is, that good intentions has led the wind, then mankind itself will have to turn the bells alarm. If we do not acquire the necessary speed and direction, size adjusted to the circumstances, we will be back and when we in deep water may already be too late.
Sandor Alejandro Gerendas-Kiss