"If you’ve ever seen the TV food series Nailed It!
, or if you yourself are an
amateur cook with a colourful track record, you’ll know that things don’t
always turn out the way they look on the packet.
This month, Prime Minister Scott Morrison will likely announce a net-zero
emissions by 2050 target. On the packet, the concept of a net-zero 2050 target
A well-executed long-term target could be used to shape interim targets, hold
governments to account, and drive the actions needed over the next decade to
curb catastrophic climate change.
A poorly executed long-term target, however, is meaningless at best and a
greenwashing ploy to prolong the fossil fuel industry at worst. It is almost
certain that Morrison’s target will fall into the latter category.
Any commitment to net-zero emissions by 2050 is a fraud if gas and coal are
allowed to expand.
There is a wide array of net-zero loopholes Morrison might exploit in order to
cheat on climate action once again."
Via Robert Sanscartier.
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