Since the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its damming ‘code-red’ report on the impending climate emergency – warning that the Earth will warm by more than 1.5 degrees within the decade – the Morrison/Joyce government’s continuing hyperbole about ‘we’re doing our bit’ and ‘Australia has runs on the board’ continues to defy all logic.
The initial reply from ‘missing in action’ Morrison was swift, to the point, totally committed and, as usual, a load of rhetorical, misleading nonsense (bullshit). ‘Scotty’ again refused to commit to net-zero emissions by 2050, citing that he ‘doesn’t sign blank cheques on targets without plans’; strange, signing blank cheques didn’t seem to worry him, (or the Nationals) with the car parks and sports-rorts scams.
It’s painfully obvious that after a decade of complete stagnation on climate action by the coalition the only way we can get out of this bog-hole is by removing the coalition. Now that serial climate denialist and obsessive nuisance, Barnaby Joyce has regained control of the National Party, any sensible action [from the Nats] is virtually impossible.
Within the Liberal Party, there is a growing number of moderate MPs who know the world is fast approaching a tipping point; but while ever the obstructionists maintain control, serious proactive climate change policy will remain elusive.