UK - G20 GLOBAL (CLIMATE WARMING) TWENTY

 

COP26  CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCES OF THE PARTIES GLASGOW, SCOTLAND, NOVEMBER 2021

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World map showing G20 nations across the globe

 

ONE WORLD ONE AIM - In the role of guardians of your geographical regions, there is also a responsibility to develop circular economies that a sustainable society requires if we are not to burn planet earth out.

 

 

 

The United Kingdom is one of the top twenty countries of the world that could benefit from looking at ways of reducing climate change in the interests of slowing global warming, our melting ice caps, sea level rise and ocean acidity.

 

The UK's Secretary of State for transport is Grant Shapps. The Sec. of State for Energy is Alok Sharma, the Chancellor of the Exchequer is Rishi Sunak, and the environment minister is George Eustice. This was the line up in in PM. Boris Johnson's Cabinet in March 2020 - after a reshuffle saw Claire Perry and Sajid Javid bite the dust as COP 26 president and Chancellor, respectively. The economy is in such a bad way as of 2021, that Rishi Sunak is trying to generate income by setting traps to ensnare companies generate fines, rather than working to fit the economy to the available food supply for the growing population, where food shortages will be the ultimate governing factor in years to come. All the while spending fortunes of taxpayer's money on defence contracts for the boys, but ignoring local authority corruption and injustice in the legal system.

 

 

 

Rishi Sunak MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer UK

 

RISHI SUNAK

 

 

Alok Sharma, energy and business minister UK

 

ALOK SHARMA

 

 

Grant Shapps, transport minister

 

GRANT SHAPPS

 

 

George Eustice, environment minister UK MPs

 

GEORGE EUSTICE

 

 

 

In addition, without any truly creative leaders, this Government has resorted all the usual suspects, such as increasing house building, but not sustainable homes, more of the same brick builds that ended us up in the climate mess. Road maintenance and the NHS is starved of cash, with what appears to be an agenda to deprive the elderly of proper care, leading to an early grave, despite billions stolen from the tax payer in National Insurance contributions, presumably, squandered on empire building. But - 'News Flash' - the British Empire is long gone. Whereas, at least the Commonwealth remains, where some member nations are looking to save the planet, and are not so badly in debt as to be bankrupt. We call this Pothole Politics, after the state of the roads - a clear indication that the present taxation system is not accountable.

 

 

 

POTHOLE POLITICS - This example of a poorly repaired country road is nothing compared to the dangerous ruts in roads in English towns. Why? Because British politicians have gotten so used to raiding our piggy banks, they have forgotten that charging for a service and not providing it is Breach Of Contract.

 

What we need is everyone pulling their weight in society, not a system where fat landlords are allowed to enslave the less well off. That is largely thanks to Margaret Thatcher, the Prime Minister who cancelled affordable house building, only coming to grief when trying to bring back the Poll Tax. Silly Billy! Fancy selling off all the country's social housing and not building any more. Mrs Thatcher was one of the most unthinking politicians the UK has produced in recent years.

 

 

Little Venice, Lake District, Shit Creek, Herstmonceux, Sussex

 

NEW YEAR FLOODING - Global warming has meant more than usual flooding in the United Kingdom, with Sussex being an example of poor planning policies in action. The picture above is of a village called Herstmonceux, absolutely crowded with new house builds, and another rash of wildlife damaging brick builds planned in 2021 - that will all add to warming the planet. We think it deserves the name locals have given to it, with England literally up Shit Creek without a paddle, as the saying goes. Unfortunately for the rest of the developing world, no thought has been given to the consequences internationally by such a concentration of development in such a short space of time.

 

 

Tony Blair, former British Prime Minister - Labour Party

 

 

The Wealden District is allegedly one of the most corrupt in England, witness a dossier we have been supplied by a local investigator from an Action Group. Of that, on the evidence, it appears that corruption in terms of grants of planning permission for those in the fold and enforcement for those who are not, does not bode well in Human Rights (discrimination) terms. The local authority remains silent on the subject by way of a virtual admission. The UK does not provide an effective remedy to its citizens. One way of tackling this level of corruption is to change the legal system to comply with the Universal Declaration. Dealing with corruption is climate friendly, in stopping the waste of ratepayer's money on cover ups.

 

 

We may care to think otherwise, but we share one globe, a home for all of us facing the greatest technical challenges we have yet tackled as brothers and sisters of planet earth there are no borders. What neighbor countries trash today is your pollution problem tomorrow, and what we fail to clean up today as responsible parents is our children's legacy for generations to come.

 

The unique quality of humans is our ability to reason and be reasonable. Provided that the main industrial players in the world accept that greenhouse gas production and usage is linked to Gross Domestic Product in proportion to wealth creation, it is reasonable to expect that those with most to gain from climate research might want to contribute what they can afford to building a sustainable economy free of CO2, where such transition might also enhance energy security.

 

 

 

THE G20 HEADS OF STATE (2020) A - Z

 

 

 

ARGENTINA

 

 

Scott Morrison, Australian Prime Minister 2020

 

AUSTRALIA

 

 

Jair Bolsanaro, Brasilia premier

 

BRAZIL

 

 

Justin Trudeau

 

CANADA

 

 

Xi Jinping

 

CHINA

 

Ursula von der Leyen

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

 

FRANCE

 

Angela Merkel

 

GERMANY

 

Narendra Modi

 

INDIA

 

Joko Widodo

 

INDONESIA

 

Giuseppe Conte

 

ITALY

 

Shinzo Abe

 

JAPAN

 

Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Mexicano Presidente

 

MEXICO

 

Vladimir Putin

 

RUSSIA

 

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

 

SAUDI ARABIA

 

Cyril Ramaphosa

 

SOUTH AFRICA

 

Moon Jae-in

 

SOUTH KOREA

 

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

 

TURKEY

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM

 

 

UNITED STATES

 

 

 

 

SIX (SUGGESTED) STEPS TOWARD A COOLER PLANET

 

1. TRANSPORT: Phase out polluting vehicles. Governments aims to end the sale of new petrol, and diesel vehicles by 2040 but have no infrastructure plan to support such ambition. Marine transport can be carbon neutral.

 

2. RENEWABLESRenewable energy should replace carbon-based fuels (coal, oil and gas) in our electricity, heating and transport.

 

3. HOUSING: On site micro or macro generation is the best option, starting with new build homes.

 

4. AGRICULTURE: We need trees to absorb carbon emissions from a growing population, flying, and to build new homes. Reducing food waste and promoting less energy intensive eating habits such as no meat Mondays.

 

5. INDUSTRY: Factories should be aiming for solar heating and onsite renewable energy generation.

 

6. POLITICS: - National governing bodies need to adopt rules to eliminate administrative wastages, to include scaling down spending on war machines, increasing spend on educating the public and supporting sustainable social policies that mesh with other cultures.

 

 

 

THE SLOW LANE - Given that in modern times we live fast lifestyles, is it realistic to ask motorists to wait 30 minutes for rapid charging? This not only strains the grid, but also damages batteries, and nobody has thirty minutes to waste - best case - worst case 4-8 hours. A truck size battery would take many more hours to (so-called) rapid charge. It is just not practical. Ignoring for now that there are no charging points along the streets in towns and cities, or at supermarkets. One possible solution could be SMARTNET instant recharging, a system that handles hydrogen fuel cell and lithium battery cartridges. One size fits all. With such a system we can kiss goodbye to petrol and diesel carcinogens.

 

 

 

LAND TRANSPORT INNOVATION EXAMPLE

 

There are six main headings where innovation and change is needed most on planet earth. As an illustration (only) of how lateral thinking can overcome technical hurdles, take a look at this example, more of a cooperation challenge, where the technology exists and simply needs to be adapted and developed. But how do you get vehicles OEMs and utilities to work towards solving a social dilemma like transport infrastructure?

 

Working together as 'Team Earth' is the main hurdle, not developing the technology. How do you get the OEMs to collaborate? We feel sure that if the OEMs scratch their heads, they would come up with many other possible ways of future proofing world transport infrastructure.

 

Where plug-in park & charge takes too long and strains national grids, Bluebird Energy Systems (BMS) is now working on transport infrastructure to provide instant recharging of electric vehicles, via swapping of energy cartridges. There are far too few charging points on the streets in the UK, (for example): 11,300 locations (31,500 plugs) for 32.5 million passenger cars in the UK.

 

At the present rate of road digging, this example country will never reach their targets for 2030 - 2050, despite the Infrastructure Act 2015 and Climate Change Act 2008. It is a logistical catastrophe in the making. Other G20 nations may have similar policy objectives, but the United Kingdom is the only country in 2020 with statute to underscore their political agenda. That is not to say that the remaining nineteen G20 members will not act expeditiously once the technology exists to to make it happen.

 

Cities remain cancerous incubators all the while diesel particulates are pumped into city streets. Electric buses and taxis could replace fossil fuels in public transport. Long range heavy haulage is also a possibility with instant energy cartridge exchanges.

 

 

This is how the Trust envision implementation:

 

1. Define a 'Standard' for vehicle energy cartridges to accept batteries or (safe) hydrogen for fuel cells.

 

2. Design a SMART service station to handle the 'Standardized' energy cartridges for cars & trucks.

 

3. Use the SMART stations for load-levelling to store off-peak solar & wind electricity for peak demands.

 

4. Make electric cars cheaper to buy and operate with Pay As You Drive technology future proofing.

 

 

SMART service stations coupled with the proposed 'Universal' energy cartridge format, gives all nations an easy way to move to a hydrogen economy - should they wish to, where at the moment there is no such technological vehicle.

 

Lithium battery packs might be used interim, to drive forward sales of EVs, until the raw materials for such batteries are in short supply, when hydrogen becomes more attractive as the energy carrier. Standard cartridges may also support air-aluminium fuel cells and solid state batteries. Flexibility is the key.

 

 

Renewable energy from the sun and wind

 

A SOLAR & WIND POWERED FUTURE - Looking to a zero carbon world, where energy for life is available to everyone at affordable prices, and transport does not contribute significantly to global warming. These are part of the UN's Sustainability Development Goals.

 

 

 

 

The G20 (or G-20 or Group of Twenty) is an international forum for governments and central bank governors founded in 1999. The G20 aims to discuss policy pertaining to the promotion of international financial stability. It seeks to address issues that go beyond the responsibilities of any one organization.

 

G20 GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT (GDP)

 

Gross domestic product (GDP) is the market value of all final goods and services from a nation in a given year. Countries are sorted by nominal GDP estimates from financial and statistical institutions, which are calculated at market or government official exchange rates. Nominal GDP does not take into account differences in the cost of living in different countries, and the results can vary greatly from one year to another based on fluctuations in the exchange rates of the country's currency. Such fluctuations may change a country's ranking from one year to the next, even though they often make little or no difference in the standard of living of its population. The figures quoted here are only a guide.

 

 

 

 

Rank

Country

GDP (billions of US$)

 % of World GDP

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1

 European Union

$18,399

23.7%

2

United States

$17,416

22.4%

3

China

$10,355

13.3%

4

 Japan

$4,770

6.1%

5

 Germany

$3,820

4.9%

6

 France

$2,902

3.7%

7

United Kingdom

$2,848

3.7%

8

 Brazil

$2,244

2.9%

9

 Italy

$2,129

2.7%

10

 Russia

$2,057

2.7%

11

 India

$2,048

2.6%

12

 Canada

$1,839

2.33%

13

 Australia

$1,531

1.94%

14

Saudi Arabia

$1,358

1.72%

15

 South Korea

$1,305

1.66%

16

 Mexico

$1,259

1.60%

17

 Indonesia

$868

1.10%

18

Turkey

$864

1.08%

19

 Argentina

$637

0.80%

20

 South Africa

$349

0.40%

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76.59%

 

 

 

CLIMATE CHANGE MEETINGS OF THE PARTIES (COP)

 

1995 COP 1, BERLIN, GERMANY
1996 COP 2, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
1997 COP 3, KYOTO, JAPAN
1998 COP 4, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
1999 COP 5, BONN, GERMANY
2000:COP 6, THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS
2001 COP 7, MARRAKECH, MOROCCO
2002 COP 8, NEW DELHI, INDIA
2003 COP 9, MILAN, ITALY
2004 COP 10, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
2005 COP 11/CMP 1, MONTREAL, CANADA
2006 COP 12/CMP 2, NAIROBI, KENYA
2007 COP 13/CMP 3, BALI, INDONESIA
2008 COP 14/CMP 4, POZNAN, POLAND
2009 COP 15/CMP 5, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
2010 COP 16/CMP 6, CANCUN, MEXICO
2011 COP 17/CMP 7, DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA
2012 COP 18/CMP 8, DOHA, QATAR
2013 COP 19/CMP 9, WARSAW, POLAND
2014 COP 20/CMP 10, LIMA, PERU
2015 COP 21/CMP 11, Paris, France
2016 COP 22/CMP 12/CMA 1, Marrakech, Morocco
2017 COP 23/CMP 13/CMA 2, Bonn, Germany
2018 COP 24/CMP 14/CMA - Katowice, Poland
2019 COP 25/CMP 15/CMA  - Madrid, Spain

2020 COP 26/CMP 16/CMA 3 Glasgow, Scotland

 

 

The World needs a Climate Action Plan to coordinate the efforts of member nations in the quest for zero carbon shipping and zero carbon land vehicles.

 

STATE LEADERS 2020

 

Alberto Fernandez
Scott Morrison
Jair Bolsanaro
Justin Trudeau
Xi Jinping
Emmanuel Macron
Angela Merkel
Narendra Modi
Joko Widodo
Giuseppe Conte
Shinzō Abe

Andrés Manuel López Obrador

Vladimir Putin
Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
Cyril Ramaphosa
Moon Jae-in
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Boris Johnson
Donald Trump
Charles Michel

Ursula von der Leyen

 

 

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