Stop trying to save the planet, Matthew Canavan tells Queensland government

Stop trying to save the planet, Matthew Canavan tells Queensland government

The federal resources minister, Matthew Canavan, has attracted a slew of criticism after attacking the Queensland government for trying to “save the planet in 2050”.

On Wednesday Queensland announced it would aim to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050. The announcement was far from radical, with identical pledges already made by the Coalition-led New South Wales government, as well as Labor-led Victoria, South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory.

But the move attracted the ire of Queensland-based Canavan, who tweeted: “Instead of trying to save the planet in 2050 the QLD labor should just concentrate on saving jobs today!”
People on Twitter had a field day.

Many attacked the short-sightedness of Canavan’s suggestion.

Some pointed out the seemingly selective focus of the government’s concern for “intergenerational theft”, which it spoke a lot about when attacking the budget deficit under Labor.

Meanwhile, it was unclear to many on Twitter why taking action on climate change and growing employment today would be seen as mutually exclusive aims.

Although Queensland’s announcement was unlikely to have much impact on Adani’s plans to build Australia’s biggest coalmine in the state, many people pointed out that coalmining produced relatively few jobs compared with those threatened by climate change.

Although Queensland’s announcement was unlikely to have much impact on Adani’s plans to build Australia’s biggest coalmine in the state, many people pointed out that coalmining produced relatively few jobs compared with those threatened by climate change.

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  1. Although there are lot of people who are working negatively for the climate change but still there are people who are hope to control the climate change.
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