We all feared that Labour’s climate ’emergency’ declaration would be hollow virtue signalling being rammed through to try and inoculate the new Government from progressive criticism that so far Labour have only offered us incremental tepid nothings, but did any of us think it would be THIS pathetic?
Folks, making the Government fleet of cars electric and removing coal powered boilers is something that should have been done 15 years ago! To implement them now and claim this is any use at all in confronting the existential crisis that is global warming is nothing but shallow sophistry.
Being carbon neutral by 2050 is like trying to put out your house fire by mowing your lawn.
By 2030, over 50% of the oceans will be collapsing as bio-habitats.
By 2030, East Coast cities in the U.S. can expect to see two to three-times as many flooding incidents.
By 2030, 122million will be driven into extreme poverty as direct result of climate change.
By 2030, 100million will die as a direct consequence of climate change.
By 2030, even if the Paris Agreement is actually implemented, we will see a planet warm to 3.4 degrees by the end of this century meaning there will effectively be no future civilisation capable of surviving on a planet that warm.
2030, the number of extremely hot days — classified as maximum temperatures of more than 35C — are tipped to climb in all capital cities.
But don’t fret.
By 2050 NZ might be carbon neutral.
This. Is. Meaningless!
If you think being carbon neutral by 2050 is the solution, you are the fucking problem.
An actual declaration of an emergency triggers the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act. It means the Government can close roads, can close any business and can take over all private assets and property to fight the emergency – THAT is the response the climate crisis requires not some incremental tepid nothingness.
If this climate emergency declaration is our generations, ‘nuclear moment’, then the US warships are already in Auckland harbour and David Lange has swallowed the uranium on his breath.
Nero fiddled while Rome burned, Labour and the Greens are hash tagging while the planet melts.
- Despite the pandemic lockdown, the CO2 in our atmosphere keeps going up.
- It has been 650 000 years since it was that high.
- 1 in 5 NZ Children live in poverty.
- Entire generations are being locked out of home ownership.
- Our Suicide rates continue to soar.
- In 2010, the 388 richest individuals owned more wealth than half of the entire human population on Earth
- By 2015, this number was reduced to only 62 individuals
- In 2018, it was 42
- In 2019, it was down to only 26 individuals who own more wealth than 3.8 billion people
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