S'pore has launched wednesday as No-Plastic bag day. The campaign is a big failure while our northern neighboring country is pushing ahead with more green initiatives. The govt has to come in(intervene) & act as referee to force compliance. Leaving it to free market doesn't work as evidenced in S'pore.
World Bank warned that global temperatures could rise by 4 degrees this century without immediate action, with potentially devastating consequences for coastal cities & the poor.
“The time is very, very short. The world has to tackle the problem of climate change more aggressively”- World Bank President Jim Yong KimThere is still plenty of oil (unconventional & expensive) left on Earth. Problem is we can't continue burning fossil fuels & emitting more greenhouse gases without triggering the tipping point.
I find it sickening that S'pore's ruling Pro Alien Party is so blinded by greed & $$$$$$$$. Massive importation of foreign beings into this tiny island that now make up 40% of the population so as to boost consumption/usage of plastic in order to boost gdp at all costs like cancer.
Switizerland which was once S'pore's role model as i've written on their Gotthard Base Tunnel doesn't resort to massive importation of 'consumers' to drive, eat, drink & use plastic bags/containers to boost their swiss economy.
And the Youth Olympics Overbudget minister is employing scare tactic of slower gdp growth against sinkies. I see nothing wrong with slower growth. Is their grow gdp at all costs like cancer mentality that will doom S'pore as sea level rise & submerge it.
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