The Name of Action

This blog is based on the post The Name of Action.

Hamlet - The Name of Action

In the video The Name of Action we note that, in spite of decades of warnings, there has been little progress on controlling climate change. Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere continue to climb. Why? Why has our response been so inadequate?

CO2 emissions since 1950

Broadly speaking, there are three types of organization that can take climate action. They are governments (national and international), business and industry, and individuals and small group. All are important, all are needed and there is a lot of overlap between them. However, we have mainly relied on governments to take the lead. They have failed to do so. 

Businesses — including the oil companies — are, however, providing effective leadership. That leadership, combined with technical innovation, may help us avert the worst of the climate crisis. Only time will tell. The hour is late; the hour is very late.