G20 governments, comprising the world’s biggest economies and including developed and developing countries, are responsible for about 80% of global greenhouse gas emissions, and about 85% of GDP.
1 The response
1.1 Potential social formations
The book Climate Leviathan gives a nice exposition of four types of climate crisis response, if you class them on the axes of capitalist vs non-capitalist and pro- or anti- planetary sovereignty. (I don't fully grasp the idea of planetary sovereignty just yet).
|Planetary sovereignty||Anti-planetary sovereignty|
|Capitalist||Climate Leviathan||Climate Behemoth|
|Non-capitalist||Climate Mao||Climate X|
Just going off what I remember from listening to Novara's interview with Geoff Mann, my very very crude recollection at the moment:
1.1.1 Climate Leviathan
Ultimately ineffectual. Not something we want. Essentially the ineffectiveness of COP writ large.
1.1.2 Climate Behemoth
Something like Trump, who not only doesn't give a shit about the climate, but also wouldn't want to work with other countries on it anyway.
1.1.3 Climate Mao
If a response could be centrally planned by a non-capitalist nation state.
1.1.4 Climate X
Pockets of climate activism at various scales, e.g. city level, etc.
2 Elsewhere in the garden
Notes that link to this note (AKA backlinks).
- Direct air capture
- Introduction to Complexity
- IPCC Sixth Assessment Report
- Environment & nature
- Review: Hello World - How to Be Human in the Age of the Machine
- COUNTDOWN TO THE CLIMATE SUMMIT #1: How did we get here?
- Transition town
- Ray Ison and Ed Straw, "The Hidden Power of Systems Thinking: Governance in a Climate Emergency"
- How Could we Study Climate-Related Social Innovation? Applying Deleuzean Philosophy to the Transition Towns