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New Zealand has passed a motion declaring a climate change emergency and vowing in just five short years to become carbon neutral. Our RCS analysis on this article shows heavy use of crisis language. The article details the motion was passed due to increasing climate risk in New Zealand from wildfires, flooding, and other extreme weather. Prime minister Jacinda Ardern promised the government will only purchase electric and hybrid vehicles and that public service buildings will no longer use coal powered boilers. Critics state that the motion is more symbolic than action based and that concrete plans to achieve carbon neutrality are non-existent. Our PESTEL Scope shows the article has strong equal focus on both politics and environment.
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