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Climate Change: Just Cool It

Do you think the target of becoming ‘net-zero’ by 2045 is too ambitious, or not ambitious enough? Why?

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  • NAC worker / resident
    NAC worker / resident  • 2019-09-05 11:47:04

    I think the target is unachievable. As noted on the text at the beginning of the debate ''These experts have reported the world only has 11 years left to limit climate change before the damage to our planet is irreversible, therefore action must take place now.'' Why is there not a higher drive to ensure within the 11 years, as predicted that 'net-zero' is achieved. If the damage to our planet is already done and irreversible, granted we do not want to impact more, but should there not be a higher drive to ensure this does not happen. All Councils should be making it there target with the 11 years, then with all the changes, continuing to ensure no further damage is done.

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  • hannah
    hannah  • 2019-09-12 09:28:47

    not ambitious enough - not at all - i don’t understand why it would take that long. it was stated that we had 11 years before damage is irreversible (it’s thought it’s only actually a matter of months!!!!) why would we delay going net zero 15 years after it’s too late?!? that doesn’t make sense

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  • naomi
    naomi  • 2019-09-10 15:00:04

    Nowhere near ambitious enough. We must listen to the scientific community and read between the lines. We must make it an absolute priority above everything else. Actually nothing else matters at all if we don't have a livable planet it's as simple as that.

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  • Andrew Hale
    Andrew Hale  • 2019-09-04 17:41:25

    Agree with the response around it being a difficult question to answer, unless you have a bit more expertise in that area and what some of carbon neutral actually means. It is going to be challenging to get everyone to change their ways!

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  • H Mc Irvine
    H Mc Irvine  • 2019-09-04 15:28:24

    I think this is a difficult question to answer as I am currently unaware of exactly where we are in relation to this target. I understand that we have reduced carbon emissions by 40% but what changes have been made in order for us to achieve this? What do we need to do in order to become carbon neutral? Only on understanding these questions can I say whether it is an achievable or not. I think there still needs to be a huge cultural change in order to affect change and we are not there yet.

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  • Chez - Stevenston
    Chez - Stevenston  • 2019-09-03 11:50:20

    I think if enough people make positive lifestyle changes then its realistic but people need to get on-board with this 100%

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      • naomi
        naomi  • 2019-09-10 15:01:22

        We can only do so much. If we leave it to "people" what we are really saying is leaving it to people who are both informed and care. That leaves far far to many people not doing their own bit. We all need to do as much as we can but our infrastructure MUST prioritise co2 reduction.

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  • Jim Heaney
    Jim Heaney  • 2019-09-04 13:11:52

    this target is not too ambitious - is there such a thing as being too ambitious - I do think that it is unachievable though due to human culture.

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