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Bloomberg Boasts: ‘South Africa Beats Climate Goal As Blackouts Slash Emissions’

by Jacob M. Thompson


“It’s unintentional. We reckon we are well within the range of meeting the 2030 target.”

According to Bloomberg, a string of economic and societal turmoil is actually a net-positive in meeting global climate emissions. The outlet ran a headline earlier this month that reads: “South Africa Beats Climate Goal as Blackouts Slash Emissions.”

Here is what Bloomberg published:

South Africa is ahead of its target for cutting emissions of greenhouse gases.

Output of the climate-warming gases from the world’s 14th-biggest emitter is already falling even though its Nationally Determined Contribution, a target adopted by the cabinet in 2021, only forecast a decline from 2025.

Regular breakdowns of the coal-fired power plants that supply more than 80% of South Africa’s electricity mean that less carbon dioxide is being pumped into the atmosphere and daily rotational cuts of more than 10 hours a day are further limiting emissions from factories…


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