Good resolutions for the new decade: zero and Zero point five

- climate crisis, species extinction, Yes, world hunger and Gerechtigkeitsgap: Never good resolutions were so important as at the beginning of the twenties. T

Good resolutions for the new decade: zero and Zero point five

- climate crisis, species extinction, Yes, world hunger and Gerechtigkeitsgap: Never good resolutions were so important as at the beginning of the twenties.

The melting cheese coma you may still be sustainable, but alas, you Wake up to photo: Reuters

in Front of the Raclette meal, the question was as inevitable as it is after the realization, to have again a lot of cheese and potatoes engulfed in: "What are your new year's resolutions?", I asked the extended family on new year's eve, before everything went in the storm on the pans under. The answer: Chewing and Silence. Good Intentions? Not with us.

Which means, of course: We already live sustainably, so that there is to improve environmentally and socially, nothing more. Each car is fueled with self-gekeltertem biofuel, each sausage of totgestreichelten Ökoschweinen generated, each target Overseas by sailing boat. Nowhere to be armed, only Fairness, happiness and inclusion.

This may be for a family in the melting cheese-coma, is still acceptable. But for all of us, no good intentions are not a good sign. Or have you heard something about how we all want to be in this year and in this decade go? The Chancellor reminds us in her new year's address to more courage and Confidence ("we can do this" in Green), but a commitment is not. And that something is missing at the beginning of the roaring twenties is a Problem. Because it means more of the same. And the rides for us now, really only you Know.

reminder: We still have this decade, in order to draw in the two large Meta-Mega-problems, the emergency brake: in 2030, faster, better, the world must stop the extinction of animal and plant species that need to be cut in half global greenhouse gas emissions. One more time: the conclusion of the and cut in half. Zero and zero comma five. Can remember but well, if good intentions will be asked.

of Course, there are other pressing problems. But even in the Wake of the "zero and Zero comma five" to solve poverty, end Hunger, electricity for all, better health care, we create long-term, just with cleaner technology and an intact environment. And, sorry, that is The other big issues will have to wait, while we focus on the salvation of the world. If each bun is in need of a receipt, the WDR may come out of the closet our grandma as Umweltsau or petrol and aviation mangoes are more expensive, not interested now. We all have to sacrifice.

The sentence before the intent is: "Hear the science!"

The good intentions we have. Now you must be only to the EU-Directive, a majority in the US Congress, and the next two five-year plans in Beijing shape. Or, easier: to any Free and other day of all the demands, the want to have a future. And the sentence before the intent is: "Hear the science!" Anything else would be gross negligence, would the lawyers say. And the Trumps, Bolsonaros, Saudi Aramcos and Murdoch's of this world, not bothered by it, if the world goes up in this decade, in flames? Also lawyers have an expression: conditional intent.

Updated Date: 04 January 2020, 12:00

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