Bummer: European Union’s Green New Deal Fails First Test

The EU attempted to pass a Green New Deal, which is totally about ‘climate change’ and not everything else, especially controlling the economy, because the unaccountable politicians running the EU don’t want power at all, right?

Europe’s Green Deal on climate change failed its first test

In a stunning disappointment to environmentalists, a bid to cut the European Union’s greenhouse gas emissions to nearly zero by 2050 flopped at a key summit in Brussels. Today’s decision was the first test of whether the newly proposed European Green Deal — which promises to totally overhaul the continent’s economy — might turn into real action on climate change. Just one country, Poland, was the hold-out on the deal.

The Council released its final conclusions that said that while it supports the 2050 goal, “one member state at this stage cannot commit to implement this objective as far as it is concerned, and the European Council will come back to this in June 2020.”

  1. I thought there was a planetary emergency? No?

If the goal had passed unanimously, Europe would have become the biggest economic bloc yet to set a goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050 — meaning it would have nearly eliminated planet-heating pollution from burning fossil fuels and drawn down any remaining carbon it releases. That’s a target necessary to save lives and avoid the most catastrophic effects of climate change, according to scientists on the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The United Nations climate conference wraps up in Madrid on December 13th, where activists and delegates are pushing countries to up their commitments to reducing carbon emissions under the Paris climate accord. (snip)

The Green Deal includes measures to cut emissions from transportation, make buildings more energy efficient, increase renewable energy sources, protect biodiversity, and make agriculture more sustainable. It also calls for the introduction of regulations designed to reduce industrial waste and encourage companies to increase reuse and recycling. It signals the adoption of a “zero pollution action plan” for air water and soil in 2021. It also pushes for new trade policies that could penalize countries like the US that are uncooperative in global efforts to tackle climate change. It allocates 100 billion euros for regions of the world most likely to be upended by the changes, as part of an effort to ensure a “just transition” towards a greener economy and society.

So, the EU wants to destroy the economies of European countries while imposing massive controls on businesses and citizens, all while redistributing money to non-EU nations. Good luck with net zero. Guess they won’t be able to have another climate change conference in Europe, considering the almost 25,000 who took fossil fueled trips. Europe will have to get rid of all their airports, military bases, roads, and so forth.

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8 Responses to “Bummer: European Union’s Green New Deal Fails First Test”

  1. John says:

    Bummer 2x
    Climate activist Greta name Time Magaxine PERSON OF THE YEAR
    Poor trumpy did not even get a nomination

    • Professor Hale says:

      HAHAHA. It was TIME. Not like a real magazine. In another year, they will be reduced to running just on on-line click-bait server like Popular Mechanics.

    • formwiz says:

      Since nobody’s cared what Time named as its thing of the year since they selected the computer (’83), it’s hardly a deal, big or otherwise.

      Snippi Longstocking beat out the Chinless Chipmunk. So it really isn’t even a deal at all.

      • gitarcarver says:

        Poor trumpy did not even get a nomination

        John illustrates his lack of research, lack of historical knowledge, and the need to get out of his mother’s basement.

        Trump was named Time’s person of the year in 2016.

        He also shows that once again, all the left has is hate.

        • Elwood P. Dowd says:

          According to TIME, Trump was also nominated in 2019, after being named in 2016.

          gitarcarver shows once again, all he has is hate.

          • gitarcarver says:

            John wrote: Poor trumpy did not even get a nomination

            Jeffery wrote: According to TIME, Trump was also nominated in 2019, after being named in 2016.

            So john was wrong in his statement.

            Such hatred from the two. Then again, all they have is hate.

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            gitarcarver shows once again, all he has is hate.

            And it’s a pity.

    • Kye says:

      John, how is it you manage to be a fool and a tool simultaneously? Trump already was Person of the Year. But kudos for getting a cut on Trump into a subject he has nothing to do with no matter how incorrect you are. You should add your razor sharp intellect to the impeachment trial they can use it.

      Trump 2020 Cause he was Person of the Year!

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