This is what John Key said two days ago in Parliament about ISIS:
This will be a government that will take seriously its responsbilities when it comes to standing up to ISIS. As I said at Waitangi I will not as leader of New Zealand stand back and see Jordanian pilots burned to death. I will not [stand back and] see young children behedding soldiers. I will not sit back when people are thrown off buildings because of their sexuality and then be lectured by the left about human rights.”
If only he was just as passionate about climate change. He could have said something like this:
This will be a government that will take seriously its responsbilities when it comes to dealing with climate change. As I said at Waitangi I will not as leader of New Zealand stand back and see Pacific Islands swamped by rising sea levels. I will not stand back and see our environment trashed and our glaciers disappear. I will not sit back as the glaciers melt and previously arable land becomes desert and then be lectured by the left about sustainability.”
But instead of this when it comes to dealing with climate change we get the rhetoric about how we are too small to make a difference, that our emissions are negligible, that it will hurt our economy if we do something meaningful, that it is up to the large countries to get their house in order first.
If only John Key was passionate about climate change. Because if even a country like New Zealand will not do its part there is little if any hope that world will collectively do what is required.