‘The dangerous obsession with Net-Zero’

Despite a heated debate at COP28 over whether the world should be phasing-out fossil fuels altogether, the governmental delegates in the end agreeing rather to “transition away from fossil fuels”, Net Zero remains the collectively agreed target. But as I argue in this post for the Institute of Arts and Ideas, Net Zero is both a misguided and dangerous goal. It reduces the complex problem of climate change to an over-simplistic metric, and ignores the unintended consequences of the policy, many of which would exacerbate the problems that climate change poses in the first place.