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At Cop26, ɖ YS’z clîṃt envô, Jon Ceri, spouc v globl hītñ az an iśu v ‘maʈ n fizics’ rɖr ɖn poḷtics. Foṭgraf: Luoñ Tai Lin/YPA

Ɖ Gardịn vy on clîṃt dploṃsi: it’s crunćtîm – agn

(Transcription of an editorial published in the Guardian on 25 October 2022)

Frizñ rleśnz btwn ɖ YS n Ćîna ʈretn ɖs yir’z crūśl Cop27 sumit

Tyzde 25 Octobr 2022

Les ɖn tū wīcs bfr Cop27 opnz in ɖ Ijipśn rzort v Śarm el-Śeic, an ǎtlîn v ẃt t xpct fṛm ɖ ngośieśnz z bcmñ mor dstñt. Ɖ iśu v los n damij z xpctd t doṃnet – az it śd. Wlʈi cuntriz hv brocn ɖ promis md in 2009 at Cop15 in Copnhāgn. An ańl clîṃtfînans bujit v $100bn wz agrìd ɖen t hlp ɖ cuntriz most denjṛsli xpozd t globl hītñ t adapt. Bt contṛbyśnz hv fōḷn śort. Ɖ grūp v cuntriz noun az ɖ V20, ẃć includz ɖ Fiḷpīnz n sevṛl smōl îḷndstets, r jusṭfaybli angri n dtrmind t enśur ɖt past fełrz r cnfruntd.

So z Pacistan, ẃć z nt part v ɖ V20 bt sufrd caṭstrofic losz jrñ rīsnt fludz. Wɖ wn-ʈrd v its landmas undr wōtr n vałbl crops dstroid bî ẃt wn seṇtr, raitñ in ɖ Gardịn, cōld a “monstrmonsūn”, ɖ cuntri nǎ fesz an imīɉt crîsis az wel az a longr-trm, xistnśl ʈret fṛm mltñ gleśrz. Pacistan, wɖ its popyleśn v arnd 220 miłn ppl, z rsponsbl fr jst 1% v globl grīnhǎs-gas imiśnz. Mnẃl, G20 cuntriz btwn ɖm pṛdys 80%.

“Ppl r injoyñ ɖer livz in ɖ wst, bt smwn hir z peyñ ɖ prîs,” sd wn guvnmntministr, Āsan Icbal. Sć vyz hv bn ecoud bî uɖr līdrz. At Cop26, Maḍgascr’z invîrnmntministr, Vahinala Raharinirina, tld ɖ Gardịn ś b’livd ɖt sm śort-hōl flîts śd b bánd. “Y hv t mc a ćôs or hv t mc a sacṛfîs,” ś sd, pôntñ t ɖ clîṃt-indyst famin in hr cuntri az ɖ prîs biyñ peid fr wstn cnsumśnhabits.

Bt ẃl lîfstîl ćenjz sć az rdysñ mīt ītñ n car ys r incrisñli rec̣gnîzd az an importnt elimnt v imiśnzcutñ planz, it z guvnmnts ɖt mst step p in Ījipt. A bîlatṛl agrīmnt btwn ɖ YS n Ćîna wz amñ ɖ most incuṛjñ dveḷpmnts at Cop26. Ɖen, ɖ YS’z clîṃt envô, Jon Ceri, spouc v globl hītñ az an iśu v “maʈ n fizics” rɖr ɖn poḷtics. Hiz Ćînīz cǎnṭpart, Ćé Jinhwa, sd “ɖr z mor agrīmnt btwn Ćîna n ɖ Ynîtd Stets ɖn dvrjns”.

Ilevn munʈs on, rleśnz btwn ɖ tū sūṗpǎrz hv ćild. Nansi Pelosi’z vizit t Tîwan in ɖ sumr angrd Ćînīz līdrz. A rīsntli unveild YS naśnl-s’kṛti straṭji dscrîbd Ćîna az “America’z most conṣqnśl jioṗliticl ćalinj”. It wz swiftli foloud bî ny xportcntrolz on mîcroćips, intndd t hampr Ćînīz ambiśnz. Ɖ qsćn z ẃɖr clîṃtngośieśnz cn b forst bac on trac dspt ɖs. Ẃl Mr Ceri yzd an inṭvy in ɖ Gardịn on Tyzde t apil fr rnyd cooṗreśn, ɖ wor in Ycren, cmbînd wɖ ɖ Ćîna-YS standof, hv sgnificntli rezd tnśnz n lowrd xpcteśnz.

Ɖ hop z ɖt wns līdrz gaɖr in Ījipt, ɖ scel v ɖ ʈret fṛm rîzñ tmpṛćrz wl foc̣s mîndz. In ascñ fr inṭnaśnl s’port wɖ los n damij, ɖ globl-sǎʈ cuntriz hv rît on ɖer sîd – az rić cuntriz ń ẃn ɖe agrìd t ɖ orijinl clîṃtfînans pacij. Guvnmnts left Glazgo last yir nwñ ɖt ɖe hd fōḷn śort v ẃt z rqîrd f hymaṇterịn dzastrz v unimajṇbl sveṛti r t b privntd. Ɖ windo v oṗtyṇti fr poḷsiz ɖt wl dlivr on ɖ hedlîn cmitmnt t cīp globl-tmpṛćr rîzz b’lo 1.5C gts smōlr evri yir.

Instroduction to Ñspel

27/10/2022

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