Everything speaks to moral bankruptcy and unacknowledged economic collapse
This was back in June
Climate Commission recommends shift to electric cars, large-scale agricultural reform and an end to reliance on gas in homes
New Zealand has been handed a new vision for dramatic reduction of its greenhouse gas emissions – including reduced animal numbers on farms, no new household gas connections by 2025, and a dramatic shift to electric cars in the next decade.
The prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, said the climate crisis was a matter of “life or death” as she spoke at the release of a new roadmap for the government’s response to global heating.
The Climate Commission, an independent body set up to advise the government, released its final advice on Wednesday – a sweeping document outlining what New Zealand must do if it wants to meet its target of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050, and reducing biogenic methane emissions by 24%-47%.
Back in November, 2019 the government passed the Zero Carbon Bill, which looks at moving to electric cars and electric everything.
The Government’s Zero Carbon Bill passed with near-unanimous support on Thursday, after National agreed to support the climate change law.
By 2032, new homes won’t have gas connections, we’ll be cycling twice as much, and you won’t be able to import a petrol car, under a blueprint for making the whole country carbon neutral.
What we would get under the plan is lower household energy bills (for most people), better health, quieter streets, cleaner water and better biodiversity, because swathes of land will have been planted in government-subsidised native trees.
The Climate Change Commission has released its draft plan for slashing New Zealand’s emissions, warning we must move faster if we’re to do our share internationally and get carbon neutral by 2050.
In recent days the IPCC has come out with the most dire report about the climate:
The latest report from the UN’s climate change body is being described as “frank and blunt”, “sobering and authoritative” and “nothing but bad news” by Kiwi scientists who have read it.
One even said they felt “a little sick” at times, and that it was time for politicians to “do their job” and fix it.
The epic AR6 Climate Change 2021 – Sixth Assessment Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is nearly 4000 pages, bringing together years of research from climate scientists from around the world
Prime Minister, Jacinda Adern who earlier called climate change ‘life or death’ was defensive and stated:
The Greens want to go even faster and say the report is a “wake-up call”:
The government has been warned that closing down the country’s only oil refinery could expose New Zealand to fuel security risks.
The Energy Minister said these risks are not significant, but a consultant’s report to the government says the opposite.
The risks centre on reconfigured supply chain, meaning the country would hold significantly less fuel because it held no crude awaiting processing.
Officials have sought a review of the risks to a reconfigured supply chain from a pandemic, natural disaster or regional war.
Workers at Carter Holt Harvey’s Whangārei mill are “disappointed” with the company’s announcement confirming the mill’s closure, union representatives say.
On Monday, CHH Timber chief executive Clayton Harris confirmed a final decision had been made to close the mill, with the loss of 111 jobs, after consultation started in January.
The closure was disappointing and a “double-whammy” for the industry which is already under stress from coronavirus, said Northern Amalgamated Workers Union secretary Maurice Davis.
And Maori attempts to fight a water bottling plant by a Chinese company have failed.
Not only was this allowed to happen it was encouraged:
Government officials aggressively pursued a Chinese water bottling giant to invest in New Zealand, even while public opposition grew. Now, multiple legal challenges hope to stem the rapidly growing industry. Charlie Mitchell reports.
One of China’s wealthiest men was being welcomed onto a marae in the Eastern Bay of Plenty.
Shanshan Zhong had plans for a small kiwifruit orchard 10 minutes away, in Otakiri, a rural area outside Whakatāne.
After the powhiri, Zhong met with kaumātua of the local iwi, Ngāti Awa, and told them his company would be good for the community – and mana whenua would be offered jobs first.
It marked another stop on what had been a short but swift effort to expand his gigantic business outside of China, a plan that had brought him to this unlikely place.
All of this has been to ignore Agenda-21 and Agenda 2030 which the government is following to the letter while for the public it is treated (like the WEF’s Great Reset) by the government as a conspiracy theory.
Here is a piece I wrote some weeks ago.