Dubai started its tourist business in response to "we won't always have our oil business to depend on." Arctic drilling contracts have been cancelled. The tide is changing. Or is it?
The LINK'd article below has this question for humanity:
"... Can the world’s political leaders, for the first time ever, come together and agree on a collective plan for the future of the Earth, for the future of humanity?"
COP21: Paris Climate Talks Could Save The World. Here Is What You Need To Know.: "The insurance industry is waking up to the uninsurability of uncontrolled climate change, leading to stark warnings, notably by Mark Carney, chair of the Financial Stability Board, that disclosure of risk and risk management has to increase quickly."
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Reduction of HFC's depends on "government" intervention. We built the world on fossil fuel energy, established markets to sustain use of fossil fuels, and take it for granted pretty much all over the world. Now conditions exist that tell us we will die if we continue with using fossil fuels.
COP21, which stands for Conference of Parties meeting number 21, since 1995, will have 40,000 delegates attending. All the leaders of the world will be there, and possibly the Pope will attend. Can this population of delegates influence government leaders to impose restrictions on HFC emissions, well we will just have to see if it does.
One of the forgotten reasons for the existence of government is that we organize and vote on situations that we cannot control in our communities. Crime, transportation, and taxation, and other distasteful functions like controlling fossil fuel emissions are the governments's tasks.