COP25: weekend media wrap up

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Trump is doing a great job… according to Reuters:

“We have a situation where we’re looking very strongly at sinks and showers and other elements of bathrooms,” Trump told a meeting of small business leaders at the White House. “You turn the faucet on in areas where there are tremendous amounts of water … and you don’t get any water,” he added. He said the Environmental Protection Agency was looking “very strongly at my suggestion.”

The fixtures “end up using more water,” Trump told the roundtable where U.S. officials also reviewed his agenda of slashing regulations such as those on efficient light bulbs. “People are flushing toilets 10 times, 15 times, as opposed to once,” he said.

Sydney needs flooding rains to stop the fires, and Southern Africa is suffering the worst drought in a century, and its hitting both farmers and their key source of energy. 45 million people in need of food aid and the the Kariba Dam output is almost nothing: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-climatechange-drought-zimbabwe/victoria-falls-shrink-to-a-trickle-feeding-climate-change-fears-idUSKBN1YA1HC

Real Madrid is wearing Green tonight! In support of COP25 – in a move that will be small on substance but big on public engagement, the global football giant will wear green in support of climate action…just not in support of carbon offsets. https://en.as.com/en/2019/12/05/football/1575584068_276560.html

Danish 70% reduction law, includes:

A great 19-page document called “A fair direction for Denmark” – and reads as a full societal revamp with a push to combat climate change as well as decentralisation of Denmark’s society, inequality, focus on education, strengthen welfare, promote integration and shoulder responsibility for the world. Includes1) Stop to sales of all new diesel and petrol cars as of 2030 and enhanced low emissions zones; 2) Push for a Commission for Green Transition can advance its work so that the final report is available before the end of 2020; 3) Climate and consideration elements for infrastructure; 4) A binding reduction target for agriculture; 5) Higher taxes on plastics and a plastics action plan; 6) Enhance green diplomacy in the EU; 7) Even strengthen kindergarten; 8) democratic ownership of critical infrastructure; 9) More Asylum.


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