#NewZealand MP Chloe #Swarbrick shuts down heckling colleague with 'OK boomer' retort

“In the year 2050, I will be 56 years old; yet, right now, the average age of this 52nd Parliament is 49 years old,” said Chlöe Swarbrick, a member of the #NewZealand #Parliament, emphasizing that the burden of dealing with a #ClimateCrisis will fall on her generation and those who come after.

#ClimateCrisis #Politics

#Climate ‘is the election priority’ for the #UK

#Britain’s general #election campaign is squarely focused on the UK leaving the #EU. But persuasive voices say the climate 'is the election priority'.
The UK posed as a #climate #leader but was “way, way behind” what was needed and did not have the policies in place to reach its own target of #net #zero #emissions by 2050.

#ClimateCrisis #Politics

This election is not about #Brexit, it is about the #ClimateEmergency

This is because of the clear binary fallout of the ballot. Either it will see the #UK set firmly on the road to a #net #zero #carbon society within 20 years, giving us a fighting chance of avoiding the worst of #ClimateBreakdown, or it will plunge the country into a distracting free-market bun fight that will doom our descendants to a #hothouse hell.

#Politics #ClimateCrisis

When it comes to the proper role of the state, the fundamental question is not, "What would be good for others?" or "What do others deserve?" or "What duty do I owe to others?"

The fundamental question is "What am I justified in forcing a third person to do for others?"

{Do you remember? In 1992 ..?}

Yesterday's #Greta: The girl who pleaded with the #UN for action in 1992 - but NOTHING changed

{The Oil industry listened and acted immediately: They started lobbying, disinformation and all what was necessary to go on with their business.}

‘I knew exactly what I was doing I was so focused on the message, and I recognise that in Greta’

#ClimateCrisis #Politics #TimeWaste

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"what’s at stake is not winning some stupid blame game. At stake is the future of Europe and the UK as well as the security and interests of our people. You don’t want a deal, you don’t want an extension, you don’t want to revoke, quo vadis?"
Donald Tusk


#politics #Brexit #BlameGame #Tusk