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All across the world, …increasingly dangerous weather patterns and devastating storms are abruptly putting an end to the long-running debate over whether or not climate change is real. Not only is it real, it’s here, and its effects are giving rise to a frighteningly new global phenomenon: the man-made natural disaster.
The climate, financial and national security crises are all connected. They share the same cause: Our [the USA’s] absurd dependency on foreign oil. As long as we need to spend billions of dollars each year to buy foreign oil from state-run oil companies in the Persian Gulf, our problems of a trade deficit, a budget deficit and a climate crisis will persist.
The different policies reduce damages by only a modest amount. Indeed, one of the surprises is how little the policies affect the damages from global warming. The reasons are that, because there is so much inertia in the climate system and because the Protocol reduced the global temperature increase by only a fraction of a degree over the next century.
The constant drive for campaign dollars has distorted decision-making in Washington, DC, to the point where our systems can no longer effectively address complex, long-term problems like the climate crisis. Which brings me to my other major concern – the short-term focus of capitalism. It distorts the allocation of resources and the decision-making processes of companies.
Millennial voters are very concerned about climate change and will vote for candidates who are planning to address it. But the systems that are in place – people talk about gerrymandering and the money that’s in politics, this is a real thing, a real effect – and it’s hard for climate change-denying legislators to get voted out. But I predict it will happen.
With the growth of the world population, the global climate change and the need for a greater healthy environment, access to water resources has become a crucial condition for the realization of an equitable international order, where the needs of the peoples are effectively addressed. In this regard, the need for international cooperation, including in joint effort with relevant non-state actors, is paramount to ensure water is made available to all without discrimination. Water is a human right, an enabling right, not a mere commodity.
There can be no solution to the challenge of climate change that is not global. But if we can come together in partnership, we can transform today’s challenge into tomorrow’s opportunity – an opportunity for green growth and sustainable prosperity… we also need a strong bottom-up push from academics and opinion-shapers such as you. Universities such as yours are founts of ideas and innovation. They are furnaces of innovation and entrepreneurship. So, send forth this word.