The Australien Government has made an ad about this summer’s fires and it’s surprisingly honest and informative -yt
And we're back from our short break with the first Honest Government Ad of the new decade. A lot has already been said about the devastating fires this summer. But one thing that's gone under the radar is our government's sneaky change in rhetoric about climate change policy. In 2 short months they've gone from denying the connection between emissions and more intense fires, to: "yeah climate change is real and now we must adapt to it" As well as being a pathetic case of no-leadership (yay lets skip the bit where we fight to mitigate climate change while we still have time left, and go straight to telling us its inevitable and we need to adapt), this also signals an extremely fucked up shift in policy - and one that if we accept will pretty much seal our fate. That's why I picked this topic for our first Honest Government Ad of the 2020s: coz this shift sets the stage for what's coming in the years ahead - and not just from the Australien Government, also from other governments owned by fossil fuel interests. So let's nip this shit in the bud, shall we.
Note: I intentionally didn't focus this video on the bullshit conspiracies. Firstly because I reckon we should stop letting people who don't listen to scientists frame the discussion and waste the little precious time we have left; and secondly, bc they've already been dealt with by journos and other satirists (kudos to Friendlyjordies for his amazing coverage in particular). So hopefully that explains why I didn't talk about Teh GrEeNs and ArSoNnistsS - other than a quick honourable mention at the very start.