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The Scottish government's decision to scrap a key climate change target has sparked criticism and dismay from environmental campaigners and political figures alike. The move to drop the aim of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 75% by 2030 has been described as a "global embarrassment" and "the worst environmental decision in the history of the Scottish Parliament" by Friends of the Earth Scotland.

 

The decision to potentially abandon annual climate targets as well has raised further concerns among campaigners. Oxfam Scotland has called for tax reforms to incentivize polluters to clean up their acts, while Greenpeace has accused the Scottish government of failing to deliver policies to meet its climate promises.

 

The decision has drawn sharp criticism from UK political campaigner Ami McCarthy, who likened it to "striking a match in a petrol station," highlighting the danger of reducing climate ambition amid escalating global climate crises.

 

Former first minister Nicola Sturgeon's previous assertion that Scotland had the "most stretching targets in the world" for climate change has been contrasted with the reality of missed targets and the decision to backtrack on climate ambition.

 

The Scottish Greens, who had argued for even more ambitious targets in 2019, expressed disappointment and emphasized their commitment to climate action. Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar accused the government of siding with oil and gas giants while failing to meet climate promises.

 

The Scottish Conservatives labeled the decision an "abject humiliation" for the government, emphasizing the string of missed targets and describing it as the "biggest failure" yet. Scottish Lib Dem leader Alex Cole-Hamilton labeled it a "generational betrayal" and criticized the SNP and Scottish Greens for incompetence in delivering on climate promises.

 

Overall, the decision to scrap the climate target has ignited widespread condemnation and cast doubt on the Scottish government's commitment to tackling climate change.

 

2024-04-19

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A disappointing decision by a disappointing administration. There appears to be literally no decent and credible party either in Scotland or any other country in the UK. We are seemingly doomed to continue to live all our days under the stewardship of incompetent, mediocre clowns who's vision for the future is restricted to their own aggrandisement. That is the story of life in the UK.

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2 minutes ago, retarius said:

Scotland leading the pack as always.

Care to explain?

 

2 minutes ago, retarius said:

Why is it Scots are much more intelligent than ordinary people?

I could explain to you but you clearly wouldn't understand. 

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Wow.

 

Finally the Scottish government gets something right. This pointless virtue signalling about the "climate emergency" by western governments at the expense of the their own citizens quality of life has to stop. Great to see the Scottish government follow Westminster's lead on this. 

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49 minutes ago, retarius said:

Scotland leading the pack as always.

 

Hardly. Sunak did this months ago. They are following Westminster for once, and rightly so.

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-66872452

 

49 minutes ago, retarius said:

 

 

 

Why is it Scots are much more intelligent than ordinary people?

 

Have you ever been to Scotland? 😃

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1 hour ago, RuamRudy said:

Care to explain?

 

I could explain to you but you clearly wouldn't understand. 

Because they apparently have wised up ( at last ) and got off the, IMO, man made pollution causing climate change clown wagon BS.

 

Climate is changing, but taxing us more isn't going to do anything except make us poorer- except for Elon, who must be wetting himself that he's making so much money off the BS that we all need to drive an EV to save the planet.

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