This working paper offers an apology between the political crisis of the 1920s and 1930s in Britain; and the political changes resulting from the climate emergency a century later. The paper argues that multilateralism failed then and has failed now and compares the Munich Conference of 1938 with the Glasgow COP 26 Conference of 2021. The paper concludes that unilateral action in the form of carbon border taxes, together with individual action comparable to the "Dig on for Victory" and similar campaigns of WWW2 are required now to prevent the worst effects of global heating. The present generation must make short-term sacrifices in the interests of their children and grandchildren; just as their own parents and grandparents did for them.
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