(THIS ARTICLE IS ONLY MACHINE TRANSLATED by Google from Norwegian)
What kind of political changes will the climate problems cause beyond electric cars, recycling and other feel-good policies – which are necessary but completely inadequate measures when trying to save ourselves from an emission-free utopia? What will happen to world politics in the century of global warming? If we can't choose om we have to adapt to the new situation – how will we adapt?
"Leviathan" refers to Thomas Hobbes and his thoughts on sovereign, the crowned figure of power that will end a mistrustful state of war between people. That the threat of chaos legitimizes power is also essential for Carl Schmitt, who argues that the basis of the exercise of power is the declared state of emergency. Schmitt regarded the states as the boundary of the sovereign and a world civil war between competing sovereign states as natural, and a planetary Leviathan as a problematic figure.
Anti-climatic climate solutions
The climate situation is a real state of emergency that is both being established and declared, says Mann and Wainwright: The economic competitive relationship between the states has created the climate crisis and stands in the way of a carbon disarmament. Thus the need for a new Leviathan arises.
What will become of the nest when the inadequacy of the Paris Agreement becomes apparent even to those who have promoted these leather solutions?
The authors' points are strengthened by the IPCC's latest report, which shows that even the Paris Conference's catastrophically low but sadly unattainable ambitions to keep the temperature rise to 1 degrees Celsius have proved almost impossible. . .
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