“Huge Shock” Swiss voters reject climate tax and limiting emissions

“Huge Shock” Swiss voters reject climate tax and limiting emissions

The Swiss just voted down their governments plan to change the weather with increased car and airline taxes, albeit by only 51 to 49.  That nearly half the population voted yes is testament to thirty years of non-stop propaganda, and the near complete supression of skeptics.

Imagine what the vote would have have been if they allowed skeptics equal air time and funded skeptical scientists even at 10% the rate the believer-modelers get?

BBC reporters were shocked:

Switzerland’s policy on fighting climate change has been thrown into doubt after voters rejected key measures in a popular vote.

A referendum saw voters narrowly reject the government’s plans for a car fuel levy and a tax on air tickets.

The measures were designed to help Switzerland meet targets under the Paris Agreement on climate change.

By Imogen Foulkes, BBC News, Bern

The no-vote to limiting emissions is a huge shock. The Swiss government drafted this law carefully. The plan: to cut greenhouse gases to half their 1990 levels by 2030, using a combination of more renewables and taxes on fossil fuels.

Voter rejection undermines Switzerland’s entire strategy to comply with the Paris Agreement. Today’s results are a devastating blow for environmentalists.

Some analysts suggest the Swiss – who traditionally pride themselves on their green policies – are nervous about taking any economic risks while the country recovers from the pandemic.

Now the government must go back to the drawing board, as Switzerland falls behind its European neighbours in efforts to tackle climate change.

The Swiss also voted down a plan to give farming subsidies only to organic farmers by 61 to 39.

h/t to a friend in Switzerland.

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June 14, 2021 at 09:49AM

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