French Senate blocks referendum on climate change

Posted: July 5, 2021 by oldbrew in Accountability, climate, Politics

Macron1Since when were French Presidents, or any other leaders, in a position to ‘protect the planet’ or alter the weather? The sooner such obvious nonsense ends, the better.
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Reuters: The French Senate has voted to block a referendum promised by President Emmanuel Macron on whether to enshrine the fight against climate change in the French constitution, it said in a statement on Monday.

Macron had pledged to organise such a vote in response to criticism that he has not done enough to protect the planet.

The Senate, the legislature’s upper house, is dominated by the opposition conservatives.

In May, it watered down draft legislation requiring the constitution to “guarantee” the fight against climate change, preferring less binding wording.

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  1. Chaswarnertoo says:

    Micron is an idiot. The climate potato is a mentally ill school dropout.

  2. oldbrew says:

    Climate Trips Up Macron Again
    July 7, 2021

    President Emmanuel Macron’s climate-change amendment to the French constitution effectively died this week. Its failure is the latest example in Western democracies of the disconnect between elites obsessed with climate change and the public.

    Mr. Macron wanted a national referendum that would amend the constitution to “guarantee” environmental protection. This requires support from both houses of the French Parliament. The National Assembly, controlled by Mr. Macron’s party, approved the referendum this year.

    The Senate announced Monday that it had voted to block the process. The upper body, with a conservative majority, worried that “guarantee” meant climate change would come before other constitutional imperatives. They feared, not unreasonably, that this would stifle innovation and business. While many in France cling to its statist past, there is still a constituency for economic dynamism.

    This isn’t the first time Mr. Macron’s obsession with climate has wasted valuable time and political capital. Although the yellow-vest protests covered sundry domestic woes, they began as a response to a fuel-tax hike. The demonstrations led Mr. Macron to form the Citizens Convention for Climate, a body of 150 randomly selected French citizens. They came up with the climate amendment, which Mr. Macron wasted months fighting for.
    [from Wall Street Journal]

  3. dennisambler says:

    Citizens Convention for Climate, the equivalent of the UK “Citizens Assembly” demanded by Extinction Rebellion and granted by Michael Gove. All these initiatives are globalist and supported by Western governments.

  4. Tom Williams says:

    Does the West need to experience an economic depression and see a lack of severe “Climate Change” before a balanced policy emerges? I hope not – that could take 30 -50 years to complete!

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