It’s just a political stunt, as deforestation, ground water extraction, heavy metal pollution, plastics production, micro plastic waste, oil consumption, co2 emissions, … are all forecast to increase for a century, simply as the Earths population is expanding, and to sustain a human life there’s an energy and resource threshold that can’t be beaten, to provide at least a subsistence level of water, food, clothing, accommodation, medical care, education, employment, …. to the fertile multitude. Which NZ, along with the industrialised Western world, will play little part in, and will just observe, if we continue to sell the drugs to support the growth, and fund support programmes that are intended to raise productivity, and resource consumption in the developing world, to alleviate poverty, as all consumption requires both energy and resources. So:
will undoubtably make the place far less pleasant to live in, as there’s not the political will / moral courage to permit, or to deliberately induce a Malthusian catastrophe, to half the Globes Human population, to give other species a chance, and offer a sustainable lifestyle to the remaining Human population. There’s not even the Political will to asses the environmental/ moral hazard associated with current Government programmes.
Here in New Zealand we are not any where near the top emitters. So why are we being forced to worry about this non event?