Cataclysmic headlines tell us we’re facing a climate crisis.
Councils are declaring climate emergencies.
People are marching demanding action to reverse climate change.
But how many are actually doing anything that will make a real and sustainable difference?
In spite of what it’s trying to tell us our government isn’t.
Its carbon zero bill is largely political and bureaucratic posturing that ignores the science.
If it was really serious about doing something that made a real difference it would stop trying to reduce farm production here which will only increase emissions as other less efficient producers increased their production to fill the gap.
Instead it would target tourists, taxing travel for any but essential reasons.
Farming produces food which people need for survival.
The benefits from tourism are purely personal.
Tourist taxes high enough to compensate for the emissions from travel aren’t being imposed and haven’t been suggested as a serious solution.
Does this mean that the government hasn’t got the courage of its climate change convictions, has got another plan it has yet to tell us, or doesn’t really believe there’s a crisis?