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Australia has been dragged kicking and screaming to a net zero plan before Glasgow, but we still trail the pack | Michael Mann and Christopher Wright

01.11.2021
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Given the Coalition's history of defending fossil fuels, what are we to make of their belated climate commitment? Overall, it appears the song remains the sameAfter much Sturm und Drang, Australia's prime minister Scott Morrison has finally jetted off to attend the global climate talks in Glasgow with a vague and hastily assembled commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2050.The growing international pressure and voter concerns over the devastating climate impacts Australia has endured in recent years appear to have finally dragged the government kicking and screaming to this position, despite a rearguard action by the government's Coalition partners, the National party, against any such commitment. However, last week Morrison triumphantly waved a pamphlet proclaiming his government's commitment to net zero under the banner of the "Australian Way". Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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