Climate change crisis; – “transport emissions are
a major culprit causing horrendous weather
At CEAC; we will watch
with interest of how the transport funds will be used to
improve our transport infrastructure and lower our climate
CEAC- climate change
issues for rail transport plans.
“The lion’s share of that $8 billion –
$6.8 billion of the new spending – will be spent on
transport projects with a “significant proportion” of that
to be spent on roads and rail.”
How do we stop
climate change affects in NZ?
The shock of an
alarming release of the report at the Climate Change
conference in Madrid COPs 25 last week on the discovery loss
of widespread ocean oxygen linked to climate change was yet
another watershed moment that we must now take seriously as
dire for our future survival. – Look up (IOD) “Indian
Why hasn’t our
Government ‘spending policy’ been focused on a solid
“climate change” policy?
Our preferred policy
for the reasons for spending quote;
billion of the new spending – will be spent on transport
projects with a “significant proportion” of that to be spent
on roads and rail.”
“regarding climate change emissions we consider;
Our response to the *headline above; – Yes to
rail, – and no to roads.
• Giving public subsidies to ‘private road
freight’, will only encourage an increase massive
• This increase of truck freight
will only make climate change more unstable.
investing in ‘public owned rail’ will help stabilise our
unstable climate going forward.
• A common sense
CEAC has always advocated to Government for
our land transport to return again to using rail as our
prime mover ‘of people and freight’ around our country
as was the case 40yrs ago before the 1980’s.
rail we have no serious ‘climate change transport
emissions to deal with’.
Also – “the elephant in
the room now is tyre ‘micro-plastic’ emissions”.
Tyre dust pollution is now globally considered as a
‘micro-plastics pandemic’, and is seen as the worst
enemy causing climate change in the articles below.
These two documents below provide the evidence to show
about “road dust from tyres is an overlooked pollutant of
our environment and waterways.
Tyre dust is
If the world is to limit the effects of global warming,
drastic changes must be made and the Intergovernmental Panel
on Climate Change (IPCC) report https://www.ipcc.ch/sr15/
• All must be taken
seriously now along with; “Comparison of Tire and
Road Wear Particle Concentrations in Sediment for Watersheds
in France, Japan, and the United States by Quantitative
Pyrolysis GC/MS Analysis” report on sediments for
“Comparison of Tire and Road Wear Particle
Concentrations in Sediment for Watersheds in France, Japan,
and the United States by Quantitative Pyrolysis GC/MS
So less ‘transport
micro-plastic dust’ is considered as a major plus – and
only ‘steel wheels on a steel track’ will do the job to
deal with Climate change.
So if we lower the
micro-plastics and climate change emissions in our
environment we will make our lives and environment healthy
So we advocate that our Government
use the $6.8 Billion dollars to restore rail again to become
the ‘prime mover of NZ’s freight and passenger service