James & Jacinda promise to do something maybe about climate change in 9 years

Government sets new NDC in bid to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2030

The Government has announced a new Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2030.

The announcement comes on the eve of the United Nations climate conference in Glasgow – COP26 – where world leadings will meet to discuss issues surrounding climate change. 

The current rules under the Paris Agreement state each country that has agreed to the climate accords has to adopt an international target known as an NDC.

The Paris Agreement was put in place to tackle climate change and limit global warming to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels. 

This is meaningless garbage and as much a virtue signal as their empty climate emergency announcement.

Firstly it’s net so this amounts to 25% not 50%.

Secondly, it’s just not even close to what we need to do.

This is the truth…

…and this is the truth…

…the truth is that fighting global warming means fighting rapacious free market capitalism.

The truth is the woke middle class Greens can fight for trans mommy blogger 4th wave feminism intersectionist free the nipple vegan cycling indigenous protests and anti fat shaming crusades, not so good at challenging the economic hegemonic structures of free market capitalism to stop the planet melting. Less ‘Marx’ and more ‘Meh’.

The truth is the poorest will suffer first.

The truth is that we need to look at a post growth economy and society. We need 4 day weeks, we need 40 hour weeks period. We need more artists. We need a State with capacity. We need to be sustainable for the basics. We need to be 100% renewable power.

The truth is we need to be far kinder to individuals while being far crueller to Corporations.

The truth is we can’t stop global warming and catastrophic climate change and that our only hope is radical adaptation.

The truth is the current political spectrum can not adapt fast enough to make legislation to deal with radical adaptation.

The truth is a Revolution at the ballot box is required.

The truth is that the climate crisis is now and if you thought voters were frightened by Covid, they ain’t seen nothin yet.

The truth will quickly be that being a smug hermit kingdom has its advantages.

In a climate crisis world, New Zealand will be one of those rare places that will be relatively unharmed.

Radical adaptation here means we can survive.

The truth is survival may well be the only goal.

The Government’s Climate Emergency was an empty virtue signal. COP26 is an empty virtue signal.

The rapidly changing climate will dictate the reality now. If you think swapping carbon credits is a solution, you are part of the problem.


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Original Source: https://thedailyblog.co.nz/2021/10/31/james-jacinda-promise-to-do-something-maybe-about-climate-change-in-9-years/

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