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Christine Milne speech to the National Press Club on emissions reduction PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 20 July 2009 00:54
I've been wondering whether or not to support the government's Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) - its inadequate, but isn't something better than nothing ? This speech by Greens Senator, Christine Milne is worth a read. It really holds up what we could be doing and gives a powerful argument why not to back the CPRS. Incrementalism is worse than useless in the face of the climate crisis. Just as you can't be a little bit pregnant, you can't stop climate change by doing5% of what is necessary. Or even 25 %. If we trigger tipping points, the heating process will gather its own momentum and there will be nothing we can do to stop it. Doing too little to avoid those tipping points is functionally equivalent to doing nothing. A video of the speech is available.