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It’s not just issues like climate change and vaccines that pose problems for conservative thinkers – it’s the way science itself is conducted.
Science, in large part, is about helping people see the invisible. What is the use of a perfect forecast if the people it is supposed to warn cannot see the danger they are in?
Planting trees can sometimes be a carbon-offset box-ticking exercise, but reforestation is a long-term commitment that supports communities, promotes biodiversity and tackles the climate emergency.
Governments worldwide are using the concept of net zero emissions to ‘greenwash’ their lack of commitment to solving global warming. The idea of net zero has licensed a recklessly cavalier “burn now, pay later” approach which has seen carbon emissions continue to soar.
How fast we stop warming at 1.5°C and the global community cuts greenhouse gas emissions to zero depends on the interrelated actions of a huge mix of people – government ministers most importantly, but also business chiefs, investors, banks, religious leaders, activists and citizens.