A couple of climate scientists speaking on the sidelines of the UN climate talks in Warsaw have called for radical economic change, including economic de-growth especially in developed nations, if we are to have any hope of curbing global warming. They also said high energy consumers, especially among the wealthier classes, have to reduce their carbon footprint.
It may already be too late, as we seem to be on track for a 4- or 5-degree rise in global temperatures, well above the 2-degree threshold that could lead to alarming climate change.
Meanwhile, a group of activists walked out of the climate talks over what they perceived to be the failure of political leaders to take any meaningful action beyond spouting err, hot air. “Polluters talk, we walk,” they chanted.