Guest essay by Eric Worrall
According to Klein;
Australia has just announced its emissions reduction target before climate talks in Paris later this year. Do you think it’s sufficient?
This game of countries’ leaders saying about other countries “they are doing it too” is so childish. I’d say it was shocking but then [Tony] Abbott tried to keep climate off the agenda at the G20.
I think we need to be very careful raising expectations over Paris – there won’t be a deal in line with the science.
One part I find particularly shocking is that Australia is very much on the frontline of climate change. In Canada, most people don’t experience the extreme weather, but in Australia it is severe…
It’s not just about things getting hotter, it’s about things getting a lot meaner. You see that in Australia where the treatment of migrants is a profound moral crisis. It’s clear that as sea levels rise that this mean streak and open racism is going to become more extreme – climate change is an accelerant to all those other issues.
Its nice to know that Naomi shares our view, that Paris COP21 is unlikely to achieve anything of consequence.