Alien Letter 6: 50 years since Stockholm Conference, Greta’s Climate Book and COP27 in November 2022

By Asitha Jayawardena

Chlorophyll Green of the Planet Naturus wrires his sixth alien letter to the UN Secretary-General.

Sustainable Earth Research Project

Centre for Planetary Sustainability

University of Leafania

Leafania WI12 SE34

The Planet Naturus

10 June 2022

Mr António Guterres

The Secretary-General, United Nations

New York, NY 10017

The United States of America

The Planet Earth

Dear Mr Secretary-General,

Stockholm’s 1972 Conference, Greta’s Climate Book and COP27

Since our alien letter about the publication of the IPCC’s Report (August 2021), which you quite cleverly identified as “a code red for humanity”, we waited in silence. Then Glasgow’s COP26 conference took place in November 2021. Again, silence.

Another Report of the IPCC made us break the silence as three former executive secretaries of the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) – namely Christiana Figueres, Yvo de Boer and Michael Zammit Cutajar wrote an Opinion in The Guardian in June 2022. Their title, “For 50 years, governments have failed to act on climate change. No more excuses,” tells the story.

50 years ago, the world’s first major environment summit – the Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm in Sweden – took place in 1972. In that, the delegates for the first time realised that the crises in security, health, development and the environment are linked.

In an invisible state, we were present at the COP26 Conference when the prime minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley spoke: “The leaders of today – not 2030, not 2050 – must make this choice.” After that, we would love to see the making of choices but the leaders are throwing them forward to 2030, some 2050!

30 years ago, the UNFCCC was set up. Since then, on the principle of equity and responsibility of taking climate action, the developed countries have taken the centre stage but, as the three former executive secretaries of UNFCCC say, their performance is disappointing in terms of cutting carbon emissions and mobilising financial support to the developing world.

7 years ago, in the Paris Agreement, the leaders agreed to pursue efforts to limit global warming to 1.5C. The policies they have now indicate that planet will be hotter by 2.7C or it could be a catastrophic 3.6C above the pre-industrial level.

When global warming reaches 2.7C, or 3.6C, in 2050, what will the leaders of today do? They will be in their last stages of life or mercifully died while leaving the impact of the climate crisis to the future generations.

Then, the leaders of, say in 2050 want to cut greenhouse gas emissions drastically so that the effect of the climate crisis goes away. It will be too late!

If the leaders take climate action TODAY, people, prosperity and the planet will be healthy IN THE FUTURE – 2030, 2050 or 2100! It’s crystal clear.

The Swedish conference 50 years ago will grant a special role to a prominent member of the future generations, i.e., Greta Thunberg. Greta is 19 now but will be 97 in 2100.

Greta has written a book, called The Climate Book: THE FACTS AND THE SOLUTIONS, and it will be released in October 2022.

Over 100 geophysicists, mathematicians, oceanographers, meteorologists, engineers, economists, psychologists, philosophers and others around the world have contributed to The Climate Book by Greta Thunberg to show the crisis that we are facing.

She asks, “if a schoolchild’s strike could ignite a global protest, what could we do collectively if we tried?” in the introduction to her book. She says, “we can do the seemingly impossible.” It is now, she says. She is right. Absolutely right.

The book will be released in October 2022. It is good timing because the next month is COP27 or The UN Climate Change Conference in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt from 06 to 18 November 2022. It will embrace Mitigation, Adaptation, Finance and Collaboration.

When the UN Climate Conference starts on 6 November 2022, many delegates and others around the world have a common topic, The Climate Book, by Greta Thunberg.

The Climate Book will solve the ever-broadening climate crisis after 50 years of the first UN Environment conference, only the time will tell.

Thank you.

Galactically yours

Chlorophyll Green

PS: In Planet Earth terms, I was born in 1972, the year the first environmental conference took place on Earth. In 2100, I will be 128 years while Greta will be 97.

More…

For 50 years, governments have failed to act on climate change. No more excuses https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jun/02/for-50-years-governments-have-failed-to-act-on-climate-change-no-more-excuses

The Climate Book: THE FACTS AND THE SOLUTIONS, by Greta Thunberg

8 comments

  1. Insightful post! World leaders will wait until climate change becomes impossible to ignore before they admit that business interests should never have been their primary concerns. And then there will be more work to do with greater urgency and not much, if any, time to reverse course.

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  2. This was such an informative and interesting post. I wish people took it more seriously because with some simple changes to government and businesses could make such a huge impact.

    Thank you for sharing.
    Lauren – bournemouthgirl

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