Over 5,000 Police Deployed To Monitor Climate Summit In Spain

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Above Photo: Citizens calling for global strikes ahead of COP25 Climate Change Summit, in Warsaw, Poland, Nov. 29. 2019. | Photo: Reuters

Thousands of environmental activists arrive to demand concrete solutions to climate change.

Spain’s authorities have deployed over 5,000 officers to monitor the 2019 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25) to be held in Madrid from Monday.

While the Civil Guard will control vehicular traffic and airport security, the Defense Ministry will supervise air safety.

For its part, Madrid’s Municipal Police will control urban mobility and support government delegations in their movements.

This special surveillance reinforcement device, which is part of a level-4 alert, will remain until Dec. 14, as the Interior Minister reported.

This security device has been organized to control the presence of thousands of anti-capitalist activists, environmental defenders, and concerned citizens who are arriving from all over the world to demand that UN countries take concrete measures to halt global climate change.

On Friday, November 29, thousands of people around the world once again went out to protest against forms of production and consumption that affect ecosystems and threaten life.

“We see no other options,” youth protesters told outlet Common Dreams ahead of the COP25 summit in Madrid.

“Countless negotiations have produced much-hyped but ultimately empty commitments from the world’s governments.”

On Friday, Australian students walked out of class saying that the bushfire crisis is a direct consequence of global warming.

“The wildfire, which has killed at least four people, burnt about 1 million hectares of farmland and bush and destroyed more than 500 homes,” Reuters reported.​​​​​​​

The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) conference is the most important multilateral political event whereby countries try to agree on solutions to the climate-induced transformation of global and local ecosystems.

The COP25 was initially scheduled to be held in Santiago. In mid-October, however, Chile’s President Sebastian Piñera announced that his country would not host the UN summit.

Spain then offered to take the place of Chile, a South American country whose citizens are protesting against the structural violence prompted by the political, social and economic status quo, which Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship imposed in 1973.​​​​​​​

  • Ah, you start your irresponsible Colonial Climate Change Propaganda again. It is sad.

  • voza0db
  • voza0db

    The portuguese scoundrel Guterres (pure scum) is already speaking what we (at least you and me) have always known… They just want to extract MORE TAXES (money) using CO2 as excuse!

    Guterres said growing demands from citizens, particularly young people, have shown there is widespread desire for climate action.

    “What is still lacking is political will,” he said. “Political will to put a price on carbon. Political will to stop subsidies on fossil fuels. Political will to stop building coal power plants from 2020 onwards. Political will to shift taxation from income to carbon. Taxing pollution instead of people.”

    https : / / www . pbs . org / newshour / world / un-chief-warns-of-point-of-no-return-on-climate-change

  • They just want to extract MORE TAXES (money) using CO2 as excuse!

    Damn anti-scientific ideological herbicides…

    https : / / www . nature . com / articles/nclimate3004

    Factorial simulations with multiple global ecosystem models suggest that CO2 fertilization effects explain 70% of the observed greening trend

    https : / / agupubs . onlinelibrary . wiley . com / doi/full/10.1002/grl.50563

    Satellite observations reveal a greening of the globe over recent decades. The role in this greening of the “CO2 fertilization” effect—the enhancement of photosynthesis due to rising CO2 levels—is yet to be established.

  • Pat moore

    Just the question of whether sentient life will continue on this planet