What alternative? That's easy - the one that our government has been ignoring for 6+ years, transition towards a zero emission economy. They have literally done nothing of substance. In fact, we have not only lost at least those six years, we've actually accelerated our emissions per capita.
The constant refrain from science deniers is that the cost of transition is too much, and the economy will be ruined. My point is that the cost of doing nothing is already well on its way to shading the cost of transition; a point made 11 years ago and wilfully ignored by the LNP.
Ross Garnaut's climate change prediction is coming true and experts warn it's going to cost the nation billionsConservative estimates put the final cost of the current Australian bushfires well into billions of dollars, while some analysts say they could set back the economy $20 billion in lost output.www.abc.net.au
Had we taken the initiative back when we first understood how critical it was to act, we'd be in a much better position now. And there's no excuse whatsoever - the science deniers cannot claim that they didn't know how this was going to go, because the evidence* clearly predicted it.
Get used to seeing increasingly destructive environmental impacts, because that's what the science deniers have bequeathed to the rest of us.
* Evidence - the opposite of Opinion
So as Australia is such as small and insignificant contributor to 'GLOBAL' warmimg, what is it specifically that we as a whole can do to stop or reverse 'GLOBAL' Warming?
Remember this is a GLOBAL problem.
What other countries do supposedly has an a effect on our climate.
We all agree that our climate is changing. Climate has been changing since the beginning of time.
What if the change is unstoppable regardless of human intervention.
Maybe it's just mother nature doing her thing and this is how it's going to be??