Here’s a clip that aired last night on TV3.
It shows NZ leading the world in our response to climate change in Bali. To quote the reporter, New Zealand is “…putting words into action… [announcing] ambitious plans to go carbon neutral”.
National on the other hand has no credibility on climate change. They don’t have any real answers. Many of them, including John Key, are climate-change deniers.
As Phil Goff put it in this YouTube clip four months ago, “There are two big issues facing the world. In terms of conflict – Iraq. In terms of wider issues it’s about global warming. In both cases, John Key has got it wrong.”
Evidently Key’s personal ambition doesn’t stretch as far as helping to save the planet.
“[Climate change] is a complete and utter hoax.”
(Hansard, 10 May 2005)
“[I’m] quite worried that policies are going to be driven by this Armageddon mentality that the world has far too much carbon.”
(Investigate, Feb 2007)
“I am a climate change sceptic. There I’ve said it.”
(Ashburton Guardian, 10 Nov 2006 )
“I am not inclined to agree with the Government”s view that there is a scientific consensus on climate change.”
(Wairarapa News, 16 Aug 2006)
“As a politician I am not sure about this climate change story.”
(Hansard, 17 Feb 2004)