Yawn. It’s just so underwhelming…
Composting, cheaper bus fares, and rent-to-own ebikes are among the ideas, but the document has large gaps and proposes a slower start to carbon-cutting. Eloise Gibson and Olivia Wannan report.
The Government has released its draft carbon-cutting ideas to the public, so anyone can have a say.
Under the Zero Carbon Act, an emissions reduction plan was meant to be in law by the end of December, but the Government gave itself a five-month extension.
Now the Government is proposing giving the country a slower start to cutting greenhouse gas emissions, by allowing more emissions during the next four years – though it says it will more than make up the difference later.
…this report is so weak that even Industry are genuinely surprised at its meekness.
Jesus said the Meek would inherit the earth, he said nothing about them writing important social policy!
This is worse than doing nothing – Composting, cheaper bus fares, and rent-to-own ebikes. Some extra umms and ahs tagged in – it’s such an underwhelming response to climate change and if the Greens don’t revolt over this meaningless tripe then what’s the fucking point?
There is no ambition in this.
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?
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 draft carbon-cutting report 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.
Elections change Governments, Revolutions change the State.
We need revolution via an election.
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