Slow Seas-on

“After more than five years of negotiations, UN members are poised to agree to draw up a new rulebook by 2020, which could establish conservation areas, catch quotas and scientific monitoring.” https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/22/un-poised-to-move-ahead-with-landmark-treaty-to-protect-high-seas

After five years…poised to agree to draw up in three years, something that could…?

Like Apple, the UN insists that this slowdown feature is not an example of planned obfuscation, and instead is designed to protect bureaucracy and prolong the life of committees. (https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/dec/21/apple-admits-slowing-older-iphones-because-of-flagging-batteries)

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Climaterialise

“‘Clarity on legal aspects and signs of convergence on contentious issues like differentiation need to materialise as early as possible in order to ensure success in Paris.’ This is precisely what the Bonn [UN climate] talks have now failed to achieve.” (http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/2904843/germany_takes_the_heat_as_climate_talks_close_with_no_progress.html)

Legal clarity and convergent differentiation are just two oxymorons unlikely to materialise in this planetary emergency.