World New Zealand Passes 'Zero Carbon' Target Law - Ardern says New Zealand on 'right side of history' as MPs pass zero-carbon bill

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Ardern says New Zealand on 'right side of history' as MPs pass zero-carbon bill
Centre-right opposition National party throws support behind the legislation that has been applauded around the globe

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Eleanor Ainge Roy in Auckland
7 Nov 2019
Jacinda Ardern’s landmark climate legislation has passed in New Zealand parliament, with historic cross-party support, committing the nation to reduce its carbon emissions to zero by 2050 and meet its commitments under the Paris climate accords. The climate change response (zero carbon) amendment bill passed on Thursday afternoon with the centre-right opposition National party throwing their support behind it late in the day, despite none of their proposed amendments being accepted. The bill passed 119 votes to one. Climate change minister James Shaw said the bill, which commits New Zealand to keeping global warming below 1.5 degrees, provided a framework for the island country of nearly 5 million to adapt too, and prepare for the climate emergency.

“We’ve led the world before in nuclear disarmament and in votes for women, now we are leading again.” Shaw said.

“Climate change is the defining long-term issue of our generation that successive governments have failed to address. Today we take a significant step forward in our plan to reduce New Zealand’s emissions.”

Prime minister Jacinda Ardern told MPs New Zealand was on the “right side of history”. She said: “I absolutely believe and continue to stand by the statement that climate change is the biggest challenge of our time. “Undeniably, our sea levels are rising, and undeniably, we are experiencing extreme weather events – increasingly so. “Undeniably, the science tells us the impact there will be on flora and fauna, and yes also the spread of diseases in areas where we haven’t previously seen them.”

The bill will enshrine a new 2050 greenhouse gas reduction target into law and require that future governments have plans to meet the target. It will also establish a climate change commission and ensure future government’s plan and budget for adaption and mitigation. The reduction target will have two seperate plans. One for biogenic methane, or that which is produced by living organisms, and another for all other greenhouse gases. The legislation has been applauded by environment groups around the globe, who said New Zealand was leading the world in its pragmatic and levelled approach to climate change.

Forest & Bird chief executive Kevin Hague said the bill was only a first step. “Now we need to see a path to carbon neutrality that has protecting and restoring nature at its heart.”

“The bill is only a first step on climate change. We need concrete, urgent, climate action to save our most vulnerable native species and restore native ecosystems.”

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SideBar: https://phys.org/news/2019-11-zealand-carbon-law.html
Key Points:
  • New Zealand is home to just under 5 million people, but more than 10 million cows and some 28 million sheep
  • Almost half of total emissions come from agriculture (methane)
  • The bill would require all greenhouse gases except methane from animals to be reduced to net zero by 2050
  • Methane emissions would be reduced by 10% by 2030 and by between about one-quarter and one-half by 2050.
  • The government has also promised to plant 1 billion trees over 10 years and ensure that the electricity grid runs entirely from renewable energy by 2035.

Will they succeed in stopping the climate from changing?​
 

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The bill would require all greenhouse gases except methane from animals to be reduced to net zero by 2050
Yet everyone is screaming about cow farts and still will be.

So... how long until they make eating meat illegal? Surely that's part of of the plan.
Well that would eliminate said cow farts.🤔

Of course the big cow fart in the room is how no one is telling India and China to get it together.
 

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Yet everyone is screaming about cow farts and still will be.



Well that would eliminate said cow farts.🤔

Of course the big cow fart in the room is how no one is telling India and China to get it together.
OR you could fully fund the research into a dietary suppliment to reduce methane in waste produced by cows and piggies

I MEAN if you do that you will reduce Green House gasses more then eliminating fossil fuels

And also it wont allow for a multi-trillion dollar redistribution of income from the global north to the global south that people can make a ludicrous profit.....OOOOOOOH

Do you honestly think having a mass of violent, easily controlled brown people between the proles and your doomsday bunker is not part of the plan?
Lets Crash these Islands.....WITH NO SURVIVORS
 
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Remind me again, was Tarrant’s goal to completely fuck New Zealand by accelerating everything leftwards at warp speed? Because if it was, I don’t think even he imagined he would succeed as much as he has.
 
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