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Coal-rich Australia sets 2050 net zero emissions target

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Coal-rich Australia sets 2050 net zero emissions target

...following the Chinese propaganda model. Instead of setting random "targets" 30 years out, how about explaining a way to a) replace the income from ressource exports and b) creating a viable energy alternative? But there, we get crickets.

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It was touted much lower for 2020, something must have happened $$$$$$. And as a large percentage of this goes to a country that can not be named, who has blacklisted many other products, why even pander to that country that can not be named? Stop it retrain the workers and regain some self respect.

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Frankly this plan is nothing more than a second rate attempt to hoodwink the world and apart from Boris Johnson who has apparently already congratulated Morrison they'll see through it shortly. There's no modelling and it relies on unspecified, undeveloped technologies suddenly being developed. It's malarky.

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Eustace,

One of the most basic comments I've seen on here, and that's saying something.

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Finally the Government has made a public pledge to do something. The public will clamor to keep pressure on them to actually achieve this target or to better it. The planet will not wait. Much more could be done sooner.

No money to make changes? But money is a man made concept and surely it can be manipulated in an emergency to allow the world to do what is needed without collapsing. If it cant then it is time for a change. Think outside the box or be trapped inside the box forever.

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One of the most basic comments I've seen on here, and that's saying something.

No, it's logical.

2030 target of 26-28% below 2005 levels = at least a 50% reduction in emissions per person given the gates will be thrown wide open to make up for the “lost immigration” over the pandemic.

Construction of buildings accounts for a decent proportion of greenhouse gas emissions in Australia. (Where are all these "skilled" Deliveroo drivers with master's degrees going to live?) With the increase in population and the need to accommodate them all, the reduction aint gonna happen.

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This is clearly the work of the globalist cabal and Deep State. Both of these nefarious groups are hell bent on destroying the economies of the world!

Just don’t ask me for specifics on who are globalists or part of the Deep State. Also, don’t ask me for details on why they want to destroy economies or how they are actually doing it. Those talking points haven’t yet been issued by Fox “News.”

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Thats not a good thing

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Well done Scomo. Took your orders at G7 a few months ago to do your bit for the pharma industry, and now the coup de grace in selling out your country for some wishy-washy emissions targets. Your handlers will be proud as they watch you gnawing on a bone in the corner.

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Apparently South Australia met its targets 15 years early making Scott look like a fool.

If you want to find solutions, they exist.

Watch the juice media on Youtube

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sf2kToday  04:43 pm JST

Apparently South Australia met its targets 15 years early making Scott look like a fool. 

If you want to find solutions, they exist.

South Australia made it easy by having almost no industry to speak of. Hence hardly any emissions.

What could be simpler? Scomo's taking the same road, just longer.

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how about explaining a way to a) replace the income from ressource exports and b) creating a viable energy alternative? But there, we get crickets.

I didn't find something I didn't look for and that means it doesn't exist.

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If you want to find solutions, they exist.

Watch the juice media on Youtube

Satire can be entertaining, and even informative, but it cannot replace real news.

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"We won't be lectured by others who do not understand Australia. The Australian way is all about how you do it, and not if you do it. It's about getting it done," he wrote. "We will also not be breaking the pledge we made at the last election by changing our 2030 emission reductions targets."

> Meaning what exactly?

Australia will continue to supply China, the world’s biggest polluter with coal.

If global warming is not a thing now then it soon will be….

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It is not Australian politicians making the rules, rather it is the pressure the massive resource extracting companies can leverage.

Do you feel the pressure that society puts on you if you rinse your plates or have an old car?

Yet, at the same time the world’s biggest polluter can receive cheap minerals from Australia-work that one out…

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Typical. Trying to look clean but at the same time still export tons of coals word wide to every nations that waves cash at them. Is basically the same as when a drug dealer claim he is innocent because his clients willingly buy and use the drugs.

Things will only change when you actually bother to shut down all those coal mines and stop selling coal to other nations. But it probably would not happen even if you give them 100years. Billions of profits are at stake here.

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'imperative to safeguard a livable climate... This of course having safeguard not going too countries and civilizations living on or near lithium deposits.

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Look at the timeline of the last 25 COP meetings and yeh graph of CO2 emissions. It will tell you all that you need to know about “ net zero” pledges.

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