Youth climate activist Greta Thunberg lashed out at global leaders today over their promises to address the climate emergency, dismissing them as “blah, blah, blah”.
Speaking at a youth climate gathering in Milan, Greta said: “Build back better. Blah, blah, blah. Green economy. Blah blah blah. Net-zero by 2050. Blah, blah, blah.”
Greta is right to mock the latest climate junket in Glasgow and she is right to mock NZs meaningless climate emergency virtue signaling.
As TDB has pointed out for 5 years, being carbon neutral by 2050 is a joke looking for a punchline.
James Shaw going to Glasgow is a hollow virtue signalling joke but not for these shallow reasons. Glasgow 2021 is to hammer out carbon neutral by 2050, but being carbon neutral by 2050 is bullshit!
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.
And by 2050 we might be carbon neutral.
See, when you actually compare what the planet will look like by 2030, being carbon neutral by 2050 looks meaningless doesn’t it?
The magnitude of what we need to do to adapt to counter the nightmare unending capitalism has wrought upon the planet is simply beyond the capacity of the current political establishment and that is most apparent with the Greens.
The Greens are more driven by middle class identity politics than meaningful climate change. They are more focused on free the nipple protests for vegan cycling Trans mommy bloggers than actual change.
This is less transformative and more glacial, except there won’t be any glaciers by 2050.
If you think being carbon neutral by 2050 is a solution, you are part of the problem.
Like the NZ Green Party, Glasgow 2021 is too little, too late.
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