karaddin Posted August 14, 2021 Share Posted August 14, 2021 2 hours ago, Rippounet said: I would assume/hope that this means climate change will be an important issue in your next major elections (sorry, have no idea when that'll be) and that should the Conservatives stubbornly refuse to embrace the need to transition, they will lose - thus forcing them to turn around for the next cycle. I think that's the way it should happen, i.e. at some point, no political party will have the capacity to risk ignoring the issue, so populations will then get to choose who they think can be efficient at dealing with it. Of course, alternatively, humans are just too dumb to react to the threat and our species disappears around the end of the century, but that's a bit dark, even for me. There will always be islands of dumbfuckery of course, but I would hope that they progressively dwindle and become negligible. That would require an opposition that cared about climate change. In a functional two party system, bipartisan apathy is pretty effective at disarming any impetus for action. Maybe over the long term it will see another party take over the left position, but that's going to take time. I live in one of the most left dominant seats in the country, my local member used to pretend to be progressive but is now the opposition leader. When we in his electorate were choking on smoke from catastrophic fires our conservative PM was in Hawaii on holidays and our "progressive" opposition leader was out of the state literally doing a tour of coal mines in Queensland and giving the PM a complete pass. So yeah, they're as useless as the conservatives. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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