South Australia Declares a “Climate Emergency” By James Reed

With Labor governments being given their turn to wreck the country, the climate change agenda is being warmed up, as Covid fear takes a wee bit of a rest, no doubt to be fanned up again when the next variant is tossed out the back of a bioweapon’s lab, and Big Pharma comes to save the day with a vaccine which it just happened to have in the fridge.

Anyway, here is information about the climate agenda in South Australia. The common pattern is followed, as seen with Covid, of declaring a “climate emergency,” as is pushed by climate radicals in Europe. It will be used for a wide range of cuts the lifestyle of us ordinary people, such as use of cars, while the globalist elites fly in private jets, as seen at the recent Davos talkfest. We will eat, not cake, but insects, if we are lucky to eat at all, while the elites will enjoy the same lifestyle of luxury that they have had since the debt-bases financial system was created in the dark, distant past.

https://www.environment.sa.gov.au/goodliving/posts/2022/06/climate-emergency-declaration-south-australia

“South Australia has joined other jurisdictions around the world in declaring a climate emergency. Wondering what that means? Here’s what you need to know.

We know that climate change is happening now, and it’s happening more quickly than expected.

South Australia is no different. Our state is becoming hotter and drier, with more frequent and intense extreme weather events.

This includes hotter days, less rainfall, more days of extreme fire danger, sea level rises that will increase coastal erosion, and heavy rainfall events that increase the risk of flooding.

The recent Sixth Assessment Report: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (known as the IPCC) states that the world needs to take significant action now if we’re going to mitigate impacts and adapt.

Climate change is something that affects us all, and in response, the South Australian Government has signalled its intent to declare a climate emergency.

Why declare a climate emergency?

Acknowledging the challenges we face under a changing climate is an important first step.

By declaring a climate emergency, South Australia is signalling its intentions to take action. It’s about reaffirming the state’s commitment to building science-based policies that can prepare South Australia for the realities of extreme weather, climate shifts and increased global warming.

Sixteen of the state’s 67 councils have already declared a climate emergency so the state government is not alone in its efforts.

Across the globe, 2,104 jurisdictions in 39 countries have declared a climate emergency. Populations covered by jurisdictions that have declared a climate emergency amount to more than 1 billion citizens.

So, what sort of work needs to be done?

South Australia’s declaration of a climate emergency continues our leadership in responding to climate change.

The government is delivering a broad range of actions to address climate change, protect the environment and support jobs and growth. And it starts here:

  • South Australia has plans to create clean and sustainable energy with a hydrogen plant.
  • The electric vehicle tax will be repealed to help encourage South Australians to invest in electric vehicles and ease their reliance on fossil fuels.
  • South Australians are also encouraged to use public transport, helping take excess cars off our roads and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

 

https://www.environment.sa.gov.au/goodliving/posts/2019/12/climate-smart-south-australia

“Want a simple explanation of climate change and how SA is responding to it? Here’s what you need to know.

South Australians have been taking action to tackle the challenges of rising temperatures, changing rainfall patterns and rising sea level.

The state government has set out its policy directions to help guide its work to mitigate climate change, unlock new jobs and economic growth, as well as enhance South Australia’s livability.

Before we explain what this work looks like, let’s start with some basics about climate change and its impact on our state.

What is climate change and what does it impact?

The term ‘climate change’ refers to a long-term change to climate, like temperature and rainfall.

Scientists say our climate is warming and that this warming is caused by excess greenhouse gases being released into the atmosphere.

Excess greenhouse gases are caused by the use of materials like oil, coal and natural gas, which give energy to things like cars, planes, trains and heaters.

These gases cause the planet to heat up by acting as a blanket that traps heat near the surface.

This has a number of impacts like hotter days, less rainfall, rising sea levels and a greater number of extreme weather events such as floods, storms and bushfires.

How much is South Australia’s climate changing?

South Australia is becoming hotter and drier, with more frequent and intense extreme weather events.

This includes hotter days and longer heat waves, less rainfall overall, more days of extreme fire danger, sea level rises (estimated to be up to 0.8 metres by 2100) that will, in turn, increase coastal erosion, and heavy rainfall events that will increase the risk flooding.

How will climate change impact South Australians?

A hotter and drier climate and more extreme weather events will affect our economy and lifestyle.

This includes:

  • hotter weather increasing the risk of people experiencing heat stress
  • extreme weather events causing property damage, which incur repair costs
  • hotter weather drying rivers and lakes, impacting food and water availability.

While we need to manage these risks, there are also opportunities to innovate and create new goods and services that reduce the amount of greenhouse gases that are released into the atmosphere.

What has been done to respond to climate change in South Australia?

South Australia is a leader in the clean energy transition, with success in solar energy, wind power and battery storage.

This has helped South Australia reduce its carbon emissions by 33 per cent since 2005.

Innovation hubs like the Tonsley Innovation District are bringing together research and education, as well as business and start-ups, to foster industries like clean technology and renewable energy.

Our state is also supporting communities and environments to adapt, with strong initiatives guiding coastal protectionurban greening and water sensitive urban design. A Blue Carbon Strategy for South Australia to protect coastal environments and store carbon has been released and a renewable hydrogen industry is also being developed.

What’s next for South Australia?

Over time it is expected that SA will increase the amount of energy generated from renewable sources, such as wind and solar, and export this renewable energy to other states.

Using more renewable energy like this and less materials like coal, will help to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere.

Directions for a Climate Smart South Australia paper has been developed to set the agenda for the state government to develop other innovative ways to respond to climate change for the state.

It details five key policy directions to guide climate smart planning and action across government.

These policy directions will work to achieve a climate smart state that is more livable and resilient, jobs and growth that are low carbon emissions and socially responsible and net-zero emissions for South Australia by 2050.

 

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Wednesday, 17 August 2022