Thanks to our dear Prime Minister John Key, New Zealand is being branded an international ‘fossil’ on climate change. Stuff.co.nz reports
Prime Minister John Key’s comments on climate change have come to the world’s attention, earning New Zealand a “fossil of the day” award at the Copenhagen climate change negotiations.
The awards are a hall of shame for countries seen to be obstructing progress in the talks. The recipients are decided by a daily vote by the 450 members of the Climate Action Network.
New Zealand’s third place dishonour on Thursday, behind Poland and Germany, was awarded for Key’s comments in Parliament this week that he would not increase the country’s 2020 greenhouse gas emissions reduction target.
John Key really is doing his best as Minister of Tourism to kill off the 100% Pure NZ brand. And what’s replacing it? Well, now NZ is on its way to being branded as an obstructer of the biggest environmental issue of time. It’s heart wrenching watching our country’s integrity go down the drain like that.
Remember that barely 3 years ago our Prime Minister thought Kyoto was a hoax and was ‘suspicious’ of climate change. It’s not surprising Key’s giving NZ a bad rep.