THE climate emergency is real, and it will require significant changes to our society in order to tackle it.
I often get asked if people can be convinced of the changes that are needed for this, but honestly, I don’t think that that is the problem. We know from surveys that the climate crisis is an urgent concern for people. It isn’t so much a matter of politicians persuading the people, but more one of the people persuading the politicians.
Most political parties depend on donations from the very wealthy and from vested interests like big landowners or the oil and gas industries. So they fear not the impact of climate-friendly policies on voters, but on their income streams.
In truth, policies to tackle the climate emergency will improve most people’s lives, not the millionaires hoarding their wealth offshore or those who want to keep large parts of Scotland as ecological deserts so that they can murder grouse for fun.
The Scottish Greens’ Rail for All…
— to www.thenational.scot