The Bin Ich ™lig Bin Ich Fr”hlich T-Shirt, hoodie, tank top, sweater window to achieve net emissions of a low by 2050 and temperatures keeping rising to safe levels is “closing rapidly.” Evidence is growing that the world is moving closer to sudden and irreversible changes, the “so-called point of destination,” than previously thought.
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Without further action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, “the planet will naturally reach unprecedented temperatures in millions of years, with potentially catastrophic effects”.
This commentary is not from the Bin Ich ™lig Bin Ich Fr”hlich T-Shirt, hoodie, tank top, sweater annual general meeting of the Left Eye Association of The Wild Eye, or the board minutes of the Suspicious Radical Cooperative of Lower Bermagui. That was from the International Monetary Fund, two weeks ago, in the World Economic Outlook.
Obviously very sad. But instead of pushing us all into existing anxiety, the Bin Ich ™lig Bin Ich Fr”hlich T-Shirt, hoodie, tank top, sweater IMF presented a plan and this plan is a green recovery from the global recession caused by a coronavirus.
The combination of carbon price and “initial green stimulus” will accelerate the recovery process, put the global economy on the path of sustainable growth after the epidemic, and deal with an escalating problem that is dangerously on our watch. The proposed policy architecture is a carbon recycling mechanism that compensates households, subsidies for renewable energy production and a 10-year public investment program.
The Gillard government made the legislation for a similar framework in the 43rd parliament before Tony Abbott re-branded the package a “carbon tax,” and proceeded to kick the Labor government out of office. Peta Credlin, Abbott’s then chief executive, later reflected: “As you know, it’s not a carbon tax… but we turned it into a carbon tax. We turned it into a battle about hip pockets, not about the environment. It was brutal retail politics and Abbott took about six months to overcome and when he passed, Gillard was gone. ”
So let’s sum up what happened: Australia had a viable policy framework for implementing a transition that was both necessary and increasingly urgent, and that framework was gone, because the Coalition in 2013 persuaded the majority of Abbott voters to abolish the “carbon tax” that did not exist.
That’s where we are.
It’s the firefighters.