Cingolani again Minister of Ecological Transition? “I hope it’s me rather. Right now, I’m not a candidate but neither was Cingolani, he was nominated. But at this point, if you name them by taking them at random, I hope it’s me.” Thus, in an interview with AdnKronos, Luca Mercalli, president of the Italian Meteorological Society, one of the leading climate experts in Italy, known to the general public for his participation in numerous television programs. “Then, I am not applying because I do another job and I am very happy about it – adds Mercalli – but I would like the next minister or minister of ecological transition to be a young man, a boy or a girl with a good degree in these sectors, there are so many, and then I’d be happy to give them a hand and make one of their advisers. “But Mercalli is not optimistic. “I am shocked by the inertia and indifference of the political parties that stand for the vote on September 25. Not that in previous years anything better has been done but at the moment there is only one party that has these issues in the program and it is but an extra-parliamentary party. And we are at 2%. I would like to see what the Fridays for Future guys will vote for. September. Anyone aged 18 to 30 should vote for an environmental party. ” “Instead, I fear abstention – adds Mercalli – speaking with young people I feel that they are so disappointed in politics that they do not even believe those few who have put these issues in the program and I fear that they will not go to vote. The award also said so. Nobel Parisi: guys, vote for an environmental party. At the limit you don’t lose anything, but try it. If there were 5 million green votes it would be a good sign “.” Climate crisis risks becoming irreversible ” ‘expert, “it risks becoming irreversible for the next generations”, there is very little time to change the course and most of that time, which we should have used for prevention, has been wasted. “We have done nothing”, despite the predictions of scientists, more or less fallen on deaf ears for 50 years. To date, or considering these first seven months of the year, 2022 is to be considered the hottest year ever, and the driest. What does it mean? “We have exactly what we have been predicting for 30 years. This is not the first that we have talked about climate change. The United Nations has been publishing reports on global warming since 1992. What are we surprised at? We have not done anything …”, says Mercalli. “We are. a patient who was diagnosed with the disease 30 years ago and did not want to be treated – he continues – What happened for over 50 years had been predicted by all climate simulation models and for 30 years at a political level, because if science had foreseen this evolution since the 1960s, politics accepted the appeals in 1992 when there was the earth summit in Rio de Janeiro, where the first convention on the climate of all countries was signed. 30 years we have not done the cure, we just chatted, ignored, denied “. What is the cure? “We know: reduce the use of fossil fuels, consume less, recycle more … in short, the cure foresees a colossal change in the world economy”. But if the cure is known, the problem now is the time available to us to put it in place effectively. “We have a few years. And we have lost most of the years of prevention – explains Mercalli – The first goal is 2030 with a 55% cut in emissions, and it is around the corner, emissions that should become zero by 250, and it’s been 30 years. The problem is that on the one hand we have the growing climate crisis, which if not treated will become irreversible for future generations, and a few years to start doing this diet “.
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