Fṛm ɖ Gardịn: Energy crisis? It isn’t that we have too little oil and gas. It’s that we have too much

‘We need a global solution to end this stitch-up, with fairness and security at its heart.’ Photograph: Amer Ghazzal/Shutterstock
‘W nīd a globl s’lūśn t end ɖs stić-up, wɖ fernis n s’kṛti at its hart.’ Foṭgraf: Amer Ghazal/Śuṭstoc

Eṇjicrîsis? It z’nt ɖt w hv tù litl ôl n gas. It’s ɖt w hv tù mć

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 7 October 2022)

W hv grīn, ćīp oltrṇtivz redi n wêtñ – bt frst w hv t cmit t cīpñ fosilfylz in ɖ grǎnd

Caroline Lucas

Caṛlîn Lūc̣s, Frîde 7 Octobr 2022

Huṛcen Iyn hz jst swept acrs ɖ Caṛbiyn n ɖ YS īst cǒst. It’s lîcli t bcm ɖ dedliist huṛcen in Floṛda’z hisṭri. Ɖ intîṛti v Kba lost pǎr fr sevṛl dez; homz hv bn flatnd; n rperñ ɖ devsteśn cd cost biłnz.

Huṛcenz r a naćṛl mītịṛlojicl fnominn, bt wn studi hz olrdi faund ɖt ɖ clîṃt imrjnsi d’recli add 10% mor renfōl t Huṛcen Iyn. Arğbli, w r olrdi in ɖ î v an īvn bigr, globl storm – n wɖ evri frax́n v a dgri v globl hītñ, ɖ damij esc̣lets.

Yt az poḷtiśnz r priokpaid bî ɖ globl eṇjiprîs crîsis, ɖe r dlibṛtli felñ t jôn ɖ dots. It z ɖ sōrñ cost v gas, prisiṗtetd bî Ruśa’z devstetñ wor in Ycren, ɖt hz tipt s ovr intu î-wōṭrñ eṇjibilz, n pt s’plîvoḷtiḷti undr ɖ mîcṛscop. W nǒ ɖt fosilfylz r ɖ rūt cōz, n w nǒ ɖt brecñ ǎr dpndns n cīpñ ɖm in ɖ grǎnd z ǎr onli we ǎt. Yt fr sm rīzn, w hv’nt stopt digñ.

Ẃ? Bcz mejr fosilfyl jaynts, n ɖ neśnz propñ ɖm p, r actñ lîc tbacocumṗniz, stonwōlñ eni eḟts t rdys – let alon end – globl fosilfyl pṛdux́n. Globl clîṃtdploṃsi hz nǎ bcm an anti-smocñ campen ẃć z tù afreid t mnśn ɖ wrd “siġréts”.

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Ɖ landmarc 2015 Paris agrīmnt feld t cnten a sngl refṛns t fosilfylz, n ɖ Cop26 Glazgo clîṃtpáct agrìd last yir cd onli “cōl upn” cuntriz t fêz ǎt “inifiśnt fosilfyl subṣdiz” – az f ɖe r evr ifiśnt. Īvn ɖ lanḡj on col wz dlūtd t a ʈin gruwl, fṛm “fêz ǎt” t “fêz dǎn”.

No wundr ɖ fosilfyl inḍstri z ʈrîvñ, n w’v nt yt dićt ǎr dedli 40-a-de habit.

W nīd a globl s’lūśn t end ɖs stić-up, wɖ fernis n s’kṛti at its hart t enśur no cuntri z left bhnd in ɖ eṇji trnziśn – n ɖs z ẃ ɖ fosilfyl non-pṛliḟreśn trīti z so sgnificnt. Modld on ɖ ńclir non-pṛliḟreśn trīti ẃć hz bn sînd bî 191 cuntriz wrldwîd, it complimnts xistñ YN fremwrcs wɖ ʈri ny sṗsific golz: t end ol ny fosilfyl xpḷreśn n pṛdux́n; t fêz ǎt xistñ fosilfyl pṛdux́n in lîn wɖ 1.5S; n t adopt a just trnziśn fr evri wrcr, cḿṇti n cuntri.

Ɖ trīti hz so far bn bact bî mor ɖn 65 sitiz n sub-naśnl guvnmnts acrs ɖ wrld. N jst a matr v dez ago, ɖ îḷnd stet v Vanuatu bcem ɖ frst cuntri t ʈro its weit bhnd ɖ trīti. Ɖ globl sǎʈ z at ɖ śarp end v ɖ clîṃt imrjnsi – cuntriz sć az Vanuatu unḍstand ɖt evri frax́n v a dgri matrz t ɖ vri svîvl v ɖer ppl, n evri drop v ôl mcs a difṛns.

Eni s’xesfl globl agrīmnt t śift awe fṛm fosilfylz fr gd wl rlî on nwñ ẃt ɖ fosilfyl jaynts r planñ ẃn it cmz t fyćr drilñ n pumpñ. Ɖt’s ẃr ɖ globl reɉstri v fosilfylz cmz in.

Ɖ wrld’z frst public deṭbes v fosilfyl pṛdux́n, rzrvz n imiśnz, dveḷpt bî Carbntracr n Globl Eṇjimonitr, cntenz deta fr mor ɖn 50,000 fīldz in 89 cuntriz, cuṿrñ 75% v globl pṛdux́n. N it’s olrdi faund ɖt pṛdysñ n brnñ ɖ wrld’z prūvn fosilfyl rzrvz wd bust ǎr rmenñ carbnbujit fr 1.5C mor ɖn sevn tîmz ovr.

Ɖs riaḷti xpozz ɖ absrdti v cuntriz lîc ǎrz, ẃć r plawñ ahd wɖ ny pṛdux́n n infṛstrucćr – sć az mejr Norʈ Sī ôl n gas fīldz includñ Cambo n Jacdw – fylñ ǎr toxic fosilfyl habit n līdñ t a viśs sîcl v loct-in imiśnz.

Ɖ nīd t cīp fosilfylz in ɖ grǎnd z undinaybl. Bt in ɖs eṇjicrîsis, a clīn, grīn, ćīp n loñ-trm oltrṇtiv z nīdd in ɖer ples – n forćṇtli, it’s redi n wêtñ.

Hir in ɖ YC, rnywblz r nǎ a staġrñ nîn tîmz ćīpr ɖn gas; n on a globl scel, solr n wind hz ɖ ptnśl t mīt ǎr planit’s eṇji dmand 100 tîmz ovr. It jst nīdz ɖ p’liticl wil t adopt ɖ infṛstrucćr at spīd n scel.

N it’s startñ t hapn. Jo Bîdn’z Infleśn Rdux́n Act, pást in Ōġst, hz bn lebld “ɖ bigist step fwd on clîṃt evr” – it d’rectd $369bn v invstmnt twdz rnywbl eṇji n rdysñ ɖ YS’z cuṛnt astṛnomicl imiśnz.

Īvn hir in ɖ YC, ɖ wn tîni silvr lînñ fṛm Qāzi Qarteñ’z omniśamblz mini-bujit wz ɖ unblocñ v onśor wind – wn v ɖ ćīpist n most popylr formz v eṇjijeṇreśn.

Bt no matr hǎ mni ny rnywblz w brñ onlîn, ǎr s’kṛti wl cntiny t b unḍmaind unls ɖe r a rplesmnt fr, rɖr ɖn simpli an adiśn t, ɖ fosilfylz in ɖ globl reɉstri.

Ẃn ɖ storm z rapidli gaɖ̇rñ, n ɖ windo v a sef n liṿbl fyćr z rapidli clozñ, w mst ynît t cīp fosilfylz in ɖ grǎnd fr gd.

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Instroduction to Ñspel

07/10/2022

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