In other news, the summer is hot after all and the climate news is as devastating as ever, but life seems to continue as always.
“Over 60% of Swiss voters have thrown out a pair of initiatives aiming to ban the use of synthetic pesticides in the country.” – Voters reject pesticide-free farming proposals
So many people thought it was outrageous that the water was no longer perfect when the results started coming in a while ago. But to do something about it? Never.
“Drinking water in at least a third of Switzerland’s 26 cantons, mostly in the central part of the country, contains above-recommended levels of the banned pesticide chlorothalonil.” (2020) – Banned pesticide found in Swiss drinking water
And of course they rejected the proposed CO₂ bill, the big weak compromise between the greens and the liberals:
“Swiss voters have rejected legislation at the heart of the country’s strategy to abide by the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.” – Swiss CO2 law defeated at the ballot box
Perhaps it’s time to rethink our strategy. Perhaps it’s time to end all this talk about self-responsibility and incentive taxes and talk about bans. Some days I feel like writing slogans.
Stuff like that. And add graphic design reminding us of the Second World War.