Christiana Figueres is executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change. Pere Estupinyà is a Catalan science journalist trained in the US, director of a documentary on the energy transition funded by the national Spanish TV. At the end of the film, he asks Christiana Figueres about the timing at our disposal. You can view the documentary here.
I don’t speak the language, but google translate provided the following approximation to the end of the interview:
Because you tell me what we have achieved victory without optimism. It can not. But we depend so much fossil fuels and energy demand is growing, which gives a feeling that you do not see where this change may have even in a fast enough to stop.
Yes. The speed is what worries me. I sit here an impatience, a message that sends me my boss, that here the minutes pass. If you do not have a radical change in the next 5 years, here we will have a human suffering.
It is unacceptable and dangerously a world threat in which we will always be poverty. That is unacceptable. That is an unacceptable scenario. To think that we can continue during this century with poverty levels that we had in the past century and that could get worse in this century is unacceptable.
It’s just so unfair …
It is that there is a moral imperative.
It is a difficult issue, hard.
After that, she began to cry.
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