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How governments have failed the people on climate - An insider’s view of Climate Change Conferences, from Paris to Dubai

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Pub Date 21 May 2024 | Archive Date Not set

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‘Wry and passionate first-hand observations from the global climate negotiations – essential for capturing the spirit of this endlessly frustrating struggle’ – Bill McKibben

Why, after thirty years of international climate negotiations to reduce carbon emissions, has the UN process failed to deliver a survivable outcome? Nick Breeze goes behind the scenes at the UN COPs, from Paris to Dubai, to find out what on Earth is going on

Most people tend to turn away, perhaps understandably, from the key existential issue of the day: climate change or, some would say more accurately, climate collapse.

Nick Breeze tells the engaging, very human story of successive COP conferences over the past decade: it is a tale of imperfection, failure even, but not yet defeat. So far, the UN process has achieved almost the exact opposite of what it first set out to achieve at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992.

Nick shows clearly that it is not Extinction Rebellion, Just Stop Oil nor any other climate protesters who are the extremists; the true extremists are the policymakers who consistently undermine faltering efforts to reduce emissions. Repeatedly claiming to be saving us whilst allowing carbon emissions to continue rising, governments have failed their people on climate.

Nick shows us how, why and what we can do about it. The public remains largely uninformed about climate change and, for the most part, those who seek to draw attention to the issue are seen as ‘crazy’. There remains a terrifying gap between scientific reality and political action.

Packed with his own experiences and insights from expert interviewees, this page-turning account is less about the intricacies of the science and more about the mainstream perception of how we are understanding and responding to the problem.

**Nick is writing a final chapter on the outcomes of COP28 and we will update the NetGalley in January. If you have would like to receive the final chapter via email, please contact hello@mardlebooks.com**

‘Wry and passionate first-hand observations from the global climate negotiations – essential for capturing the spirit of this endlessly frustrating struggle’ – Bill McKibben

Why, after thirty years...


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ISBN 9781802472059
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PAGES 240

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