Regarding the climate & biodiversity measures in the proposed Programme for Government, “..YOU CAN FOOL YOURSELVES BUT YOU CAN’T FOOL SCIENCE, AND YOU CAN’T FOOL NATURE”. There is nothing in the Programme but pious phrases and ticking boxes – its a betrayal of the Climate Movement. I say to those who are sincere – don’t Greenwash this betrayal. Better to build the movement against #climatechange etc, on the streets, among the youth, in our communities, than believe FF/FG’s snake-like spin.
She outlines the situation regarding Covid clusters in the meat plants, the effects of continuing current policies on land use and cattle numbers on Climate and the potential for ‘green’ policies in the context of a Green/FF/FG coalition. Minister Creed responds, sort of.
Shocking new report says over 140,000 kids are living in cold and damp homes. Children in private rented homes are twice as likey to experience energy poverty, Yet all the Government offers is increased carbon taxes and continued reliance on private landlords to provide social housing
Thousands of people can’t afford to heat their homes and can’t afford proper home insulation. Many fail, by one or two euros, the means-tested schemes to alleviate this distress. Bríd challenges the Minister over this.
Varadkar, fresh from his UN Climate gig in New York, is forging ahead with plans to import fracked gas as LNG (liguified natural gas), poisonous to bio-sphere and humankind (but very profitable!). I pushed for a Dáil discussion, at the very least, on this before it went through. Today we had that discussion – this is what myself and Richard Boyd-Barret had to say