* Spoiler alert; not really.
True to the idiom she has made all of her own, Jacinda Adern, the Mayor of New Zealand, has signalled her virtue on climate change by committing her country’s economy to being hamstrung until someone with a brain takes over her job.
If you’re interested in the details, click the link above. Be prepared, however, to be left wanting more tangible details on how this promise of carbon virtue will be achieved and funded.
That’s not the topic of this post today, however. We’re more interested in the total irony resulting in this quote and headline:
The irony is, of course, that nuclear energy does not form part of the strategy.
There are in life, some very useful heuristics we can use to save time when forming opinions. These are not infallible but are more often correct than not.
On climate change, if the person you are discussing the problem with fails to mention even the possibility of nuclear energy being part of the solution, you can be fairly sure they are calling for some kind of transfer of political and economic power first, solving environmental problems a far distant second.