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Cabinet OK's climate change policy

2011-10-13 22:51

Cape Town - The Cabinet has approved the National Climate Change Response Policy, government spokesperson Jimmy Manyi said on Thursday.

"Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa will update the media about this policy next week," he told reporters after Wednesday's regular Cabinet meeting.

The policy would now be gazetted.

It was the embodiment of South Africa's commitment to "a fair contribution to the stabilisation of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere", Manyi said.

Comments
  • Johan - 2011-10-14 07:02

    This is seriously bad news. Climate is changing, but to believe the corrupt weak "science" that CO2 is responsible is an insult to science. IPCC is a POLITICAL body, not a scientific body. The so-called "peer review" system is rotten to the core with corruption and intimidation within the IPCC. Carbon cap and trade will be the biggest TAX the planet has ever seen... all in the name of lowering our standard of living.

  • frentel - 2011-10-14 09:14

    @Johan - I'm just curious: if the IPCC is indeed a political body who then exactly is expected to benefit, and how? Even if the science is weak and corrupt regarding if CO2, as you say, isn't it still a good idea to move to a cleaner greener economy? Also, lowering CO2 does not mean that our standard of living will be lowered, in fact it can be the opposite if implemented correctly.

      TSR01 - 2011-10-14 10:23

      People want money, so they invented a bogus science based on loose facts, and anyone who says "that's not true" is shunned and ousted by the greedy bastards. Simple as that. Do a bit of research; carbon dioxide makes up the majority of the atmosphere, and always did, long before now - we're adding burnt fossil fuels, carbon monoxide, and clumps of other things, but it isn't the end of the world yet - climate change is NORMAL, just look at Earth's climatology timeline; we've had boiling hot and freezing cold era's, civilizations which thrived in certain conditions, and so much more. Perhaps deforestation, increase pollution (not just CO2), depletion of natural ecosystems and overpopulation are contributing more to climate change than merely "CO2 Emissions" - let's say for example, worldwide, CO2 emissions are cut by the prescribed amount(s). Does it suddenly stop and prevent climate change? No. No, it doesn't. Because Earth has a "cycle", and humankind won't change that cycle - possibly aggravate it slightly, but nothing significant. We are but a speck of dust on an Elephant called Earth. :)

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