An iceberg is illuminated as part of a project by Swiss artist Gerry Hofstetter as a memorial to climate change. Photo: EPA
An iceberg is illuminated as part of a project by Swiss artist Gerry Hofstetter as a memorial to climate change. Photo: EPA
Chandran Nair
Opinion

Opinion

Chandran Nair

Net Zero is no solution to climate change. It’s a fantasy for rich countries

  • Rich countries are in denial that consumptive lifestyles are the cause of climate change; they turn to questionable market-based mechanisms and quick-fix technologies in a bid to continue with business as usual
  • Carbon offsetting, like other market-based approaches, is based on pseudoscience and ignores the root problem. Meanwhile, hi-tech silver bullets are fanciful, abdicate responsibility and may even – paradoxically – increase consumption

An iceberg is illuminated as part of a project by Swiss artist Gerry Hofstetter as a memorial to climate change. Photo: EPA
An iceberg is illuminated as part of a project by Swiss artist Gerry Hofstetter as a memorial to climate change. Photo: EPA
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