Sniffing the breeze on climate change

Written By: - Date published: 9:49 pm, September 19th, 2009 - 2 comments
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Climate change and the Emissions Trading Scheme are front and centre of political comment at the moment it seems. I thought this item from Patrick Smellie was a cut above the rest:

No matter whether you’re up or downwind of it, this week’s political bargain on the Emissions Trading Scheme looks, sounds and smells like a dog….Quite simply: sell coastal land if you want to keep your feet dry, and think up a really good reason for your grandchildren as to why we were so collectively incapable of getting it together when we had the chance.

Well worth the read. I only wish it would inspire some change from those controlling the outcome.

2 comments on “Sniffing the breeze on climate change”

  1. Red Rosa 1

    Claire Browning over at Pundit makes sense of a complex issue.

    http://pundit.co.nz/content/emissions-trading-learn-to-count-and-look-before-you-leap-0

    The details are enough to make the average voter’s eyes glaze over in five seconds flat. But once he grasps that he is subsidizing pollution to the tune of close to $1bn a year, he will sit up and take real notice.

    This issue has barely begun to stir. A cloud, no bigger than a man’s hand…….

    It has left all sorts of wreckage already. All those clever chaps at MoE brushed off, the NZ international reputation in Copenhagen dimmed, and the Maori Party rolled almost to a blur….interesting times.

  2. Walter 2

    Occurs to me –

    Nats tell MP, ‘vote to do nothing about climate change and we’ll give your the foreshore while Tariana is still in parliament.’

    MP says, “where do we sign’

    Nats to each other, ‘buggers don’t realise that by doing nothing about climate change the foreshore disappears!’

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