Mother nature has a delightful sense of irony.
Not hours after the last Groundswell tractor chugged home, in a cloud of diesel fumes, the rains began to fall.
More than 2000 people were forced from their homes, major roads were closed, paddocks submerged, and Buller and Marlborough to declare local states of emergency.
Single flooding events are not directly attributed to climate change. But scientists have warned that it makes weather events more extreme, and more common.
Farmers are among those most affected by the heat, fires and floods ramped up by anthropogenic climate change.
Andrea Vance is right – climate crisis will drown out Farmers.
This is the fundamental problem for the Right, extreme weather events are now occurring at a rate which can’t be ignored.
The latest global warming events suggest we have lost control of the situation and that extreme weather events are now the norm.
Farmers and the Right can try and tell the sleepy hobbits of muddle Nu Zilind that global warming is a socialist hoax, but the hobbits are drowning under rising sea levels.
There’s a point when National Party propaganda, KiwiBlog propaganda, Taxpayer Union propaganda, ZB propaganda, ACT Party propaganda and Farmer propaganda against global warming is simply no longer listened to.
This isn’t just a challenge for the Right, it’s a challenge for the left as well.
I appreciate all white people are racist, all men are evil and anyone in support of free speech is a Nazi – but the planet is melting…
Between 1991 and 2018, human activity contributed to 37% of all heat-related deaths in locations studied
Hundreds of sudden deaths, many of them suspected of being heat-related, have been reported during Canada’s record-breaking heatwave, officials say.
US Pacific north-west and Canada see soaring temperatures and drought fuels flames as crisis illustrates climate breakdown
… The largest student climate change protest group in NZ last month cancelled itself in a ritualistic wokeocide because of historic racism and in recognition of woke dogma that that all white people are irredeemable racists.
While the identity politics clique continue to find ways to undermine solidarity in their ever grim critical race theory roulette of wounds and grievance, the planet melts.
The only winners by self mutilating broad church climate crisis protest movements for identity politics dogma are the polluters causing climate change.
The ferocity of the climate and constant science updates showing the worst case scenarios are becoming the only scenario is going to force a reckoning.
We either accept the future will be vastly more hostile with devastating climate events cascading constantly causing mass climate refugee movements and failed states or we pretend technology and recycling is going to save us.
I believe the former is going to happen and it will demand a radical reshape of our economy and military positioning.
The speed of tipping points makes this a 10 year transition.
Endlessly fighting over identity politic hierarchy when the fate of our planet is at stake seems remarkably egotistical.
Radical change is coming whether we are ready or not.
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