We’ve been outed! By none other than Thelma (or was it Louise?) A promotional video for climate action, voiced by Susan Sarandon for Greenpeace in the US, holds New Zealand up as a beacon of hope on a sickly earth praising the former Labour Government’s plan to ban energy inefficient bulbs by 2009.
Unfortunately for Susan (and for the video’s producers), they had no idea a band of sceptics were about to take the helm of the good ship Aotearoa and overturn all policy that so much WHISPERED the words climate change. So the production truck had to back up the result is crude but very telling. So are the posted comments: ‘Oh Johnkey Donkey! Why did you do that?? Shame on you John Key! WHY did new zeland halt the law thingy?’ and ‘Fuck that PM‘ demonstrating the breadth and depth of foreign sentiment. Could this be the first taste of that much-touted trade and tourism backlash?