The PM is off to Antarctica:
Parting plea to Key as he heads to Ice
As Prime Minister John Key flies over the Ross Sea, environmentalists hope the experience will help him reinforce efforts to secure a marine reserve over the pristine region.
I applaud the Antarctic Ocean Alliance for their attempt, and I hope that it is successful. But this is the PM whose government tried to initiate mining in our national parks, and fallen over backwards to facilitate off-shore oil exploration. Nothing in Key’s character or behaviour to date suggests that he has the capacity either to understand environmental risks, or to be moved by the beauty and fragility of the natural world.
Come on John – prove me wrong. Please…