It is seldom that the AGW agenda is spelt out so clearly. We previously had Clive Hamilton talking about suspending democracy.
This is because the implications of 3C, let alone 4C or 5C, are so horrible that we look to any possible scenario to head it off, including the canvassing of “emergency” responses such as the suspension of democratic processes.
The fatal compromise of the climate treaty is that subservient to free trade doctrine. (I think there is a missing word or something. Sinc) Free-trade denies climate treaty states the right to impose legitimate economic sanctions on recalcitrant states. Good states may move ahead, imposing emissions standards on their own industries and citizens, but this gives bad states an immediate competitive advantage.
If we are to make peace with the climate we must first win the struggle against the carbon-industrial complex and its proxy wars (over climate science and renewable base-load electricity). We only deserve to win if we are prepared to enforce climate security through trade sanctions or ultimately force itself. We need a powerful international environment court to remove the social licence to pollute. The climate polluter who undermines clean technology is, for our era, ‘the enemy and disturber of the peace of the world’, to use the language of Vienna.
End of free trade and use of force against those who do not toe the line.