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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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  • David Nairn
    David Nairn  • 2019-12-31 00:30:59

    Not ambitious enough and probably impossible with current NAC growth agenda. I understand the need to drive tourism and that motivation behind developing The Coig toursim strategy. But how can a desire to increase vehicle traffic across Ayrshire sit with the councils CO2 emission targets. Setting and adherence to emission targets provides misleading perception of climate change policy when natural carbon sinks are being destroyed and industries that excaerbate emission and enviornemntal destruction are being proposed across Ayrshire.

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  • Ross Collins
    Ross Collins  • 2019-12-30 23:04:45

    Way, way, way too late the generally agreed deadline is 2030, it is also the proposed deadline in the Scottish greens, green new deal.
    But to be honest I feel the true Target is as soon as humanly possible. To try and achieve it as soon as you can or to Target 2030 and to miss it is one thing but to actually aim for 2045?
    I firmly believe you are far more likely to achieve the realistic by shooting for more.
    I understand there is an argument regarding practicality, but surly it is better to try and hit a target and having to readjust as opposed to deliberately aiming for a target you know is 15 years too late.
    Otherwise you give room for people to dither, stall and play politics under the illusion that there is still plenty of time.
    Ross Collins Ayrshire Greens

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  • Scott ayrshire resident
    Scott ayrshire resident  • 2019-10-03 00:12:39

    Net zero: please be more specific in this! Let us start with the council outlining clearly the changes they will be making and when within their infrastructure before inviting! the public onboard

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  • George Kyle
    George Kyle  • 2019-10-01 17:34:57

    Not nearly ambitious enough !
    There is much much more the council can do immediately as the council can force new planning through - the planning can make vast changes eg. Every house new or existing, private or council could have the maximum possible number of solar panels installed, wind and wave power can also be increased/supported. Local food production should be promoted by the councils procurement policies. Many more things the council can influence or directly act on

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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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  • P Stevenson
    P Stevenson  • 2019-12-14 14:49:32

    Not ambitious enough - and NAC needs to be putting information into the wider public sphere now to be informing people about the need to make bigger changes. Messing around sorting your plastic and paper isn't going to cut it.

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  • Lmclaughlin
    Lmclaughlin  • 2019-11-13 22:23:29

    Don’t know enough to say this is achievable, would hope it is, presume they have listened to experts and analyzed data to come up with this target. Need to get the public onboard to make small changes as well.

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