The Venezuelan Head of State, Nicolás Maduro, during his speech at the COP27 World Summit of Leaders, addressed his congratulations to the President of the Republic of Egypt, Abdelfatah El Sisi, for the organization of this 27th Conference on Climate Change, expressing that Capitalism is the main cause of the climate crisis.
The president mentioned that the dimension of this crisis is not a surprise, because the earth takes its toll on us due to the terrible consequences of pollution and that if we do not change our actions, in 2030 we will reach a point of no return.
In addition to this, he mentioned the participation of Commander Hugo Chávez in the Copenhagen Summit in 2009, where he expressed the unwillingness of the denialist elites to advance with the appropriate rhythm of emergency and in the correct direction of life.
In this sense, President Maduro expressed that since then, a lot of time has been lost due to inaction, which today translates into destroyed ecosystems, extinct species and the deterioration of living conditions on the planet:
“Yesterday Climate Change threatened us, but today it is the absolute collapse of the ecosystem that stands before everyone as a fatal destiny that will make the planet inhabitable”, he extolled.
He also commented that sea levels continue to rise and fresh water becomes salty, compromising the water resources on which millions of people on the planet depend.
This, due to the countries that have been exploiting the planet’s natural resources for centuries, as pointed out the Venezuelan head of state.
He also highlighted that Venezuela is responsible for less than 0.4% of global greenhouse gas emissions on the planet, having to suffer the consequences of an imbalance caused by the main capitalist economies, who have polluted the world for the benefit of a few.
According to the latest report from the United Nations Organization, he warned that if emissions of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane and ferrous oxide are not reduced by 50%, the damage will be irreversible by 2030.
On the other hand, President Maduro recalled the speech of the Commander of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, 30 years ago at the Rio de Janeiro Summit. “An important biological species is at risk of disappearing due to its rapid and progressive liquidation of its natural living conditions; the man. Tomorrow will be too late to do what we should have done a long time ago”, blaming capitalism as savage and predatory.
Finally, he urged to start implementing the financing fund on the effects of the climate crisis, because if there is no courage to recognize that capitalism is responsible for the crisis, progress cannot be made.