South Africa Beats Climate Goal!!

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South Africa Beats Climate Goal!!

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South Africa Beats Climate Goal as Blackouts Slash Emissions
,” the header reads. It’s akin to boasting that a country has exceeded its population reduction goals by slashing throats, or exceeded its weight reduction goals by burning crops.

Here’s an equally unintentionally hilarious excerpt from the story which tells the real tale:

“It’s unintentional,” Crispian Olver, the executive director of South Africa’s Presidential Climate Commission, said in an interview in Johannesburg on Monday. “We reckon we are well within the range” of meeting the 2030 target, he said.

South Africa aims to reduce its emissions to between 350 and 420 megatons of carbon dioxide equivalent by 2030, bettering a target set in 2015 of emitting between 398 and 614 megatons by that date. The 2021 goal was key to South Africa securing pledges of $8.5 billion in climate finance from some of the world’s richest nations.

If the decommissioning dates of some coal-fired plants are pushed back it will make little difference to emissions as they produce little electricity in any event, he said.

Keeping them open for another “year or two is neither here nor there,” Olver said on an earlier webinar. “It’s very difficult to recommend the decommissioning of power stations in the middle of an energy crisis.”

South Africa securing pledges of $8.5 billion in climate finance from some of the world’s richest nations.
>>> INSANITY
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