The Nats’ position on climate change constitutes willful negligence of our obligation to the world and to our children. They continually delay, and weaken, and obfuscate. Here’s Tim Groser, at it again:
Groser defends ditching of Kyoto
Climate Change Minister Tim Groser has defended New Zealand’s decision to drop out of the Kyoto treaty at global climate talks, describing the move as “ahead of the curve”.
Quite apart from being absolutely stupid short-term thinking and a pathetic abdication of leadership, the idea that this retreat is “ahead of the curve” is a rather unfortunate turn of phrase. Here’s the curve that we are moving ahead of (see Hot Topic from the recent World Bank report on climate change):
Ahead of that curve lies disaster.
I’ve just deleted a long, angry rant about the folly of it all. Instead I’ll replace it with the words of a calmer and wiser man than myself (pinched with thanks from Frank Macskasy):