Headline January 21, 2018/ '' 'PUNISHING PURE POLLUTERS' ''


NOW CAPTAIN : NO MATTER WHICH way, I turn, - it matters not, which way I tread. I tread wearily, polluters and pollution sticks by me.

My patience and sufferings wear thin. The Developing World it seems is coerced into living a life, not truly worth living. Trash and sewerage soaks and abounds with emissions.

Their Excellencies, some Ambassadors even Tweet and Display, to my uneasiness and shame. Same goes for India, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Nepal, Laos, Philippines, the whole African rim, and Lebanon and Egypt, and Syria, and.........................

Backtracking, neglecting, - not working solutions on this critical and growing horror will have catastrophic consequences in the years ahead.

DURING A RECENT commute to work, as my car inched along in rush-hour traffic. I watched a  heron stalk the banks of the Potomac River.

The majestic bird was a timely reminder that nature and beauty can be found in the unlikeliest of circumstances. And yet even for optimists like me, it's getting harder to be hopeful about the fate of our planet.

Grim environmental news is nothing new, but 2018 brought a deluge of it. One report noted that vertebrate populations have declined by 60 percent in last four decades, and less than a quarter of Earth's land has escaped the effects of human activity.

By 2050, less than 10 per cent of the planet's land area will be untouched by anthropogenic change.

Perhaps most sobering was a study from the United Nations Intergovenmental Panel on Climate Change [IPCC], which warned that the world is not on track to meet emissions targets needed to keep global warming to 1.5 Celsius above pre-industrial levels, the threshold set by the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

The consequences of this failure grow more extreme with every fraction of a degree by which the mark is missed.

Amid these negative trends, some now argue that the world has reached the point of no return for climate change. But, as new findings from The Nature Conservancy indicate, it is not too late to change course.

Last year, we collaborated with the University of Minnesota and 11 other leading academic and research institutions to assess how the world world's future food, water and energy needs might affect environmental health.

What we discovered is that with smarter strategies, a growing population can be accommodated even as we tackle climate change.

For example, by changing how and where humans grow crops, the world could reduce water stress and dramatically shrink the land footprint of agriculture.

Moreover, our models suggest that by accelerating the transition to cleaner energy, the world could keep the increase in global temperature below 1.6 C essentially meeting the Paris accord's target.

Best of all, these gains gains could be achieved while maintaining current trajectories of economic growth.

By implementing a few dramatic but manageable changes over the next few decades, it is possible to realize a sustainable future for both people and nature.

Still, despite evidence of what is possible, few countries around the world are acting with any urgency.

Climate action is often blamed on ''lack of political will.'' But it is easy to forget how intentional climate-change passivity is.

For example, policymakers often resist imposing prices on green-house gas emissions, despite the fact that doing so would stimulate the shift toward cleaner energy.

There is also a desire to cater to incumbents in energy and other economic sectors, and an unwillingness to accept the facts of climate change.

The Honor and Serving of the latest Global Operational thinking on Climate Change and Messing up the Earth, continues. The World Students Society thanks author and researcher Lynn Scarleyy, excutive vice president Policy and Government Affairs at The Nature Conservancy.

With respectful dedication to the Leaders, Students, Professors and Teachers of the world.

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''' Polluters-Pollutants '''

Good Night and God Bless

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