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1/9 This by @JesseLReynolds got the interpretation ball rolling, and sees the collapse of negotiations at #UNEA4 on #geoengineering as primarily a result of under-informed states, green advocacy groups and limited political capital. I disagree on some points:
2/9 Firstly the knowledge-gap thesis is doubtful as the main protagonist countries were not, imo, at beginning of a steep learning curve. They knew their stuff. They did, however, have very different interpretations of the epistemic politics of geoengineering.
3/9 Secondly, it did also not seem the case that the key actors lacked incentives to spend political capital on this. Both sides spent a lot of capital on it, one side blocking, another promoting. Key conflict: a UNEA study with a view to future governance - or no study.
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.@UN report warns that cities and regions in Asia, middle-east and Africa could see millions of premature deaths by 2050 if the nations fail to drastically scale up environmental protection measures.

Photo: Rahul Gayakwad/BCCL/Kolhapur
Flagging the deadly impact of #AirPollution and #WaterPollution that annually claims at least nine million lives globally, a new @UN report calls for urgent action to save humanity from the disastrous consequences of environmental degradation.

The report warns that #WaterPollution alone will become the number one cause of death in the world by 2050.

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