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Greta Thunberg: World must ‘tear up’ old contracts, build new systems to save climate

first_imgThunberg, who lambasted world leaders at a U.N. climate summit last year for believing in “fairytales” of eternal economic growth, said that only fundamental change to the existing system would bring climate change under control.She cited a U.N. study published in November that suggested planned investments to boost fossil fuel production are likely to push temperature goals enshrined in the 2015 Paris Agreement out of reach.”So that means that if we are to stay below these targets, we have to make it possible to tear up and abandon valid contracts and deals. And that is not possible within today’s system,” Thunberg said.”So, yes, then obviously we need to think differently. And, yes, we need to think outside the box.” Swedish activist Greta Thunberg said on Thursday the world needed an economic overhaul to have a chance of beating climate change and that countries should be prepared to tear up old deals and contracts to meet green targets.The 17-year-old spoke to Reuters TV after she and other activists sent an open letter to European leaders urging them to take emergency action and saying people in power had practically “given up” on searching for a real solution.”We need to see it as, above all, an existential crisis. And as long as it’s not being treated as a crisis, we can have as many of these climate change negotiations and talks, conferences as possible. It won’t change a thing,” Thunberg said, speaking via video from her home in Stockholm. EcocideDemands in the letter, released before Friday’s European Council summit, included an immediate halt to all investments in fossil fuel exploration and extraction, in parallel with a rapid ending of fossil fuel subsidies.The letter also called for binding annual “carbon budgets” to limit how much greenhouse gas countries can emit to maximize the chances of capping the rise in average global temperatures at 1.5C, a goal enshrined in the 2015 Paris climate accord.It urged European governments to back calls for the Hague-based International Criminal Court to adopt a new crime of “ecocide” to prosecute people responsible for large-scale destruction of the natural world.Thunberg emerged as the face of a growing, youth-led climate movement after a solitary vigil she began holding outside the Swedish parliament in 2018 inspired children and teenagers around the world to stage school strikes on Friday afternoons.”In the beginning, I was very worried,” Thunberg said, describing the fears over climate change that motivated her to embrace activism. “But when I started doing something, then there came hope from that. Because hope comes from action.”With climate protests largely driven online by the coronavirus pandemic, Thunberg joined climate scientists, activists and celebrities including actor Leonardo DiCaprio and author Margaret Atwood in signing the letter that was posted on https://climateemergencyeu.org/.”The longer we keep pretending that we are on a reliable path to lower emissions and that the actions required to avoid a climate disaster are available within today’s system … the more precious time we will lose,” the letter read.It called for climate policies to be designed to protect workers and the most vulnerable and reduce economic, racial and gender inequalities, as well as moves to “safeguard and protect” democracy.Topics :last_img read more

Moyes worried he will be stuck with West Ham deadwood

first_img One man who they will not struggle to sell his Declan Rice, with Manchester United and Chelsea reportedly interested in him. Moyes though wants to keep the England man for obvious reasons, and earlier this month Tony Cottee urged his former club to double Declan Rice’s wages if they hope to keep him. Speaking to The Sun, Cottee admitted that West Ham will find it hard to convince Rice to stay if the opportunity of a move to Old Trafford presents itself. “West Ham need to have a good cup run and be in the top ten. And the one other thing the club can do at this moment in time to protect Declan and to protect the club is to give him a new contract,” the pundit said. “I don’t know the figures, I know he was on a crazy amount like £3k-a-week or something. And they probably gave him £30-40k-a-week which for me or for everyone who loves football is an unbelievable amount of money to have. read also:Moyes not to blame for Manchester United struggles – Van Persie “But the point is if he was at Man Utd or Man City or Chelsea, he’d be on at least £100k-a-week so what the club can do is at least double his wages.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayTarantino’s Latest Effort Will Probably Be His Best To DateWorld’s Most Delicious Foods7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True9 Iconic Roles Nobody Wanted To Playcenter_img David Moyes thinks he may have a problem this summer offloading the deadwood at West Ham, according to a report. Injury concern – West Ham manager David Moyes An exclusive in the Daily Star claims that Moyes thinks “his biggest problem in this summer’s transfer market won’t be signing players – but getting rid of them”. The former Manchester United and Everton boss wants a smaller squad to work with next term in order for him to phase in the Hammers’ talented youngsters. However, he is apparently well aware that offloading his fringe players could be hard, and the coronavirus pandemic will only exacerbate that. Moyes is fearful that he could be left struggling to shift players he does not want at the club and that will only hinder him developing a British core to his side. After the success of Jarrod Bowen’s £20million move from Hull, the Hammers are once again scouring the Championship for homegrown talent and they apparently want a “similar profile” in their summer recruits. However, there will be an emphasis on preparing a pathway to the first team for the club’s youngsters and Grady Diangana, Ben Johnson and Xande Silva are all expected to train with the senior squad next season.last_img read more