How To Solve A Problem Like ‘Climate Change’?
Written By: Mango Press Published: 29/10/2021
Recently, World leaders have been trying to show the world they are serious about fighting climate change through a series of meaningless virtue signalling conferences (COP 26), or music festivals hosted by their favourite climate child Greta Thunburg. Why does the capitalist ‘west’ and its compradors and ‘allies’ continue to ignore the real problem (capitalism) while refusing to put up any real fight back against the destruction humanity is causing on our ONE AND ONLY planet we call home. Time IS running out to reverse this damage yet nobody is listening to the experts it seems. (“its all just Blah Blah Blah” – Greta).
We recently stumbled across this speech from 2013 from an unknown Climate Change Activist and have published this inspiring speech below in the hope that Western Citizens & Governments take note and ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING FOR A CHANGE. Read on:
How to Solve a Problem Like Climate Change: The Most Important Speech a Human Can Read Today.
(The speech has been slightly edited for relativity to a global audience, a link to the original can be found at the bottom of this article)
Our efforts for ecological conservation and environmental protection will benefit future generations. We must be aware that it is a pressing and difficult task to protect the environment and control pollution, and that it is important and necessary to advance ecological progress. We must take a responsible attitude towards our people and future generations, be resolute in controlling environmental pollution, strive to usher in a new era of ecological progress and improve the environment for our people to live and work in.
Ecological progress is of vital importance to the future of the planet and the well-being of its people. We must make ecological progress along with economic, political, cultural and social progress as the five goals in the overall plan for the progress of humanity, vowing to promote ecological progress to build a beautiful planet and achieve lasting and sustainable development of earth & beyond.
To promote ecological progress, we must comprehensively stick to a Scientific Outlook on ‘climate change’ as our guide. We must raise awareness of the need to respect, protect, and accommodate ourselves to nature, follow a basic policy of resource conservation and environmental protection, and give high priority to conserving resources, protecting the environment and promoting its natural restoration. We must dedicate ourselves to raising our ecological awareness, enhancing relevant systems, safeguarding ecological security, and improving the environment. We must preserve our geographical space and streamline our industrial structure, our mode of production, and our way of life in the interest of resource conservation and environmental protection.
We must strike a balance between economic growth and environmental protection, and bear in mind that protecting the environment equates to protecting productivity and that improving the environment also equates to developing productivity. We will be more conscientious in promoting green, circular, and low-carbon development. We will never again seek economic growth at the cost of the environment.
It is through land use that ecological progress can be advanced. Maintaining a balance between population, resources and the environment, and promoting economic, social and ecological efficiency, we will determine an overall plan for how to efficiently develop land, and allot space to production, to daily life, and to ecological development as appropriate, in order to leave more space for nature’s self-restoration. We will accelerate the work of functional zoning, follow the functional definitions of different areas where development must be optimized, prioritized, restricted, or forbidden, and delimit and strictly enforce ecological red lines. We will work out appropriate plans for urbanisation, agricultural development to safeguard the planet’s ecological security and improve ecological conservation. We must fully understand the importance of enforcing ecological red lines. Any violations regarding environmental protection will be punished.
Resource conservation is a fundamental way to protect the environment. We will conserve resources and use them efficiently, bring about a fundamental change in the way resources are utilised, increase conservation efforts in all respects, and drastically reduce the consumption of energy, water and land resources per unit of a nations GDP. We will vigorously develop a circular economy to reduce waste and resource consumption, re-use resources, and recycle waste in the process of production, distribution and consumption.
We will launch major projects to restore the ecosystem, and increase our capacity for producing eco-friendly products – A sound ecological environment is a basic foundation for the sustainable development of humanity and society. The public is greatly concerned about the environment. So we should place emphasis on serious environmental problems that pose health hazards to the people, and take a holistic approach to intensify the prevention and control of water, air and soil pollution. such as a focus on water pollution in key river basins and regions, and on-air pollution in key industrial sectors and areas.
We must create the strictest possible institutions and legislation in place in order to guarantee ecological progress. To do this, we should, first of all, improve the evaluation norms for economic and social development to include resource consumption, environmental damage, ecological benefits and other indicators that can be used to assess ecological improvement, and use them to direct and shape humanity’s ecological work.
We will establish an accountability system, and call to account officials whose ill-judged decisions have caused serious ecological damage.
and finally, We will increase publicity and education on the need to promote ecological progress, raise public awareness of the need to conserve resources and protect the environment and foster a social atmosphere of cherishing our environment.