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Climate crisis November 17, 2019

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If ever an example of the continuing anti-rational approach to the climate crisis of parts of the right and the far-right are concerned, no better example could be found than this:

On Tuesday night, as Veneto councillors were debating the climate emergency in Ferro Fini Palace, Venice experienced its worst flooding since 1966.

Politicians from the regional council’s majority rightwing parties: the League, Brothers of Italy and Forza Italia, rejected amendments to fight the climate crisis in the 2020 budget that were proposed by the centre-left Democratic party.

Sharing pictures of the room as water entered, Andrea Zanoni, the Democratic party’s deputy chairman of the council’s environment committee, wrote on Facebook: “Ironically, the chamber was flooded two minutes after the majority parties rejected our proposals to tackle climate change.”

The question is will these parties pay politically for this?

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1. tafkaGW - November 18, 2019

Will they pay in the future?

Only if a red-green alliance convinces a majority of the feasiblity and desirability of the changes needed to minimise the damage already in train due to climate collapse.

Until then it’s a feature of all rhetorically “anti-system” right wing parties that they are climate emergency deniers. Instead climate action is lumped with paranoid narratives around feminism, immigration and trans-national agreements and structures.

And it’s a hit with their supporters.

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