G8 Failure Means Climate Genocide
For Developing World
By Dr Gideon Polya
11 July, 2009
The G8 First World countries meeting at L’Aquila, Italy (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, UK and the US) were occasionally joined at the summit by leaders or representatives from the G5 group of emerging economies (Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South Africa) .
The leaders of the G8 leading industrial countries have agreed to try to limit global warming to just 2C (3.6F) above pre-industrial levels by 2050; that G8 nations are to cut carbon emissions by 80% by 2050; and that World carbon emissions should be cut by 50% by 2050 (see BBC report, “G8 set new climate targets”: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/8141514.stm ).
This outcome has been trenchantly criticized by the UN Secretary General Ban-ki Moon as insufficient and inconsistent with urgent scientific advice (see BBC report “Ban criticized G8 climate efforts”. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8143059.stm ).
The grossly inadequate response of the G8 nations is effectively a statement of climate racism and a declaration of prospective climate genocide. Top UK climate scientist Dr James Lovelock FRS has estimated that fewer than 1 billion people will survive global warming this century due to unaddressed, man-made climate change, this constituting a prospective climate genocide that will kill 10 billion non-Europeans including 6 billion infants, 3 billion Muslims, 2 billion Indians and 0.3 billion Bangladeshis (see “Climate Disruption, Climate Emergency, Climate Genocide & Penultimate Bengali Holocaust through Sea Level Rise “:
Australia is the world’s biggest coal exporter and a world leading greenhouse gas (GHG) polluter. Thus Australia’s domestic and exported “annual per capita GHG pollution” is 54 tonnes CO2-equivalent per person per year – 2 times that of the US, 10 times that of China, 25 times that of India and 60 times that of Bangladesh (see “Australia’s “5% off 2000 GHG pollution by 2020” endangers Australia, Humanity and the Biosphere “: http://sites.google.com/site/yarravalley
The must-read Synthesis Report of the March 2009 Copenhagen Climate Change Conference concluded “inaction is inexcusable” (see “Summary of the Synthesis Report from the March 2009 Copenhagen Climate Change Conference “ :
climate-change-conference ) - yet pro-coal Rudd Labor policy means that Australia will INCREASE its domestic and exported GHG pollution to 80% above the 2000 level by 2050.
The position of the major Developing countries was put forward by the PM of India, Manmohan Singh as summarized by the The Hindu (see N. Ravi, “A strong political message on climate change: India”: http://www.hindu.com/2009/07/10
/stories/2009071060261000.htm ): “On the principle of “polluter pays,” the major responsibility lay with the industrial nations, and this was a responsibility that they had acknowledged and undertaken under the UNFCCC. The developing countries wanted the industrial nations to commit themselves to sharp and significant reductions in emissions by 40 per cent below the 1990 (the date of the Kyoto protocol) levels by 2020. This could form the basis for a more ambitious target over the longer term. The developing nations were faced with the problem of adaptation to climate change and India itself was spending 2 to 2.5 per cent of its Gross Domestic Product on adaptation, including to extreme climatic events and disasters and the impact on agriculture. Even if emissions were reduced to zero, the accumulated emissions would continue to impose a long term burden on the developing countries. Based on this perspective, the developing countries have been emphasising the two pillars of financing mitigation and adaptation actions and the transfer of technology.”
According to the leading Australian newspaper, the Sydney Morning Herald “The most tangible target Singh has offered is to pledge that his country's per capita CO2 emissions will never exceed the average of developing countries.” - well below that of developed countries and accordingly this was an extraordinarily generous offer considering the actualities of comparative greenhouse gas pollution.
Thus, as of 2008, “annual per capita greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution” in units of “tonnes CO2-equivalent per person per year” (2005-2008 data) is 2.2 (India), 5.5 (China), 6.7 (the World), 11 (Europe), 27 (the US) and 30 (Australia; or 54 if Australia’s huge Exported CO2 pollution is included) (see Wikipedia, “List of countries by greenhouse gas emissions per capita”: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_
by_greenhouse_gas_emissions_per_capita and “Australia’s “5% off 2000 GHG pollution by 2020” endangers Australia, Humanity and the Biosphere “: http://sites.google.com/site/yarravalleyclimateactiongroup/
An 80% reduction of present levels of GHG pollution by 2050 as specified by the G8 (and assuming, for the purposes of simplicity, Zero Population Growth or ZPG) would mean, by 2050, 5.4 tonnes CO2-equivalent per person per year for the US - as compared to 1.0 for India.
However, based on ZPG and an 80% reduction on the 2000 value by 2050 for Australian Domestic GHG pollution would mean 68 tonnes per person per year of Domestic and Exported GHG pollution by Australia in 2050 - nearly 70 times that of India.
This makes for a novel re-valuation of Asians by racist, Apartheid Australia (see Apartheid Australia Backs Racist Zionist Run Apartheid Israel”: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya290609.htm ).
In 1901, the first PM of newly-independent Australia declared “The doctrine of the equality of man was never intended to apply to the equality of an Englishman and the Chinaman.”(Australia’s first Prime Minister Edmund Barton debating the Commonwealth Immigration Restriction Bill (1901), commonly known as the “White Australia Policy”; Barton (1901) speech to Federal Parliament concerning the Commonwealth Immigration Restriction Act 1901, quoted in Buggy and Cates (1985), p145 in Buggy, T. and Cates, J. (1985), Race Relations in Colonial Australia (Nelson, Melbourne)).
In 1947, the racist (they were all racists) Australian Labor Immigration Minister Arthur Calwell made the following notorious declaration of racial inequality in the Australian Federal Parliament: “There are many Wongs in the Chinese community, but I have to say - and I am sure that the honourable member for Balaclava [T.W. White, Liberal] will not mind me for doing so - that “two Wongs do not make a White.” [“Aussie joke”: 2 wrongs don’t make a right i.e. 2 Chinese don’t equal a White man] (see Calwell speech to Parliament (1948), Commonwealth Parliamentary Debates, 2 December 1947, vol. 194, p2948; quoted in Murray-Smith (1984), p36; quoted and discussed in Kiernan (1978), chapter 5, pp114-135; Murray-Smith, S. (1984) (editor), The Dictionary of Australian Quotations (Heinemann, Melbourne); Kiernan, C. (1978), Calwell. A Personal and Political Biography (Nelson, Melbourne)).
Now in 2009, racist White Australia, Apartheid Australia, is in effect saying that 70 Indians equate to 1 White Australian when it comes to greenhouse gas pollution and dealing with climate change.
If Indian students want to come to Australia, to pay huge rip-off fees to be taught Indian holocaust-denying, anti-Indian lies by Australian history lecturers (see “Western Holocaust Ignoring 1. BBC TV’s “The Story of India” ignores horrendous British atrocities in India”:
holocaust-ignoring-1-bbc-tv-s-the-story.htm ) and then get bashed and robbed by anti-Indian, racist thugs into the bargain – well, all I can say is that it’s their call.
Dr Gideon Polya published some 130 works in a 4 decade scientific career, most recently a huge pharmacological reference text "Biochemical Targets of Plant Bioactive Compounds" (CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, New York & London, 2003: http://www.amazon.com/Biochemical-
Targets-Plant-Bioactive-Compounds/dp/0415308291 ). He has recently published “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950” (G.M. Polya, Melbourne, 2007: http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com/ and http://mwcnews.net/Gideon-Polya ) and an updated 2008 version of his 1998 book “Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History, Colonial rapacity, holocaust denial and the crisis in biological sustainability” (G.M. Polya, Melbourne, 2008: http://janeaustenand.blogspot.com/ ). In 2009 he has been teaching Biochemistry theory and practical courses to second year university agricultural science students at a very good Australian university.