John Key ‘may’ be able to understand it?

Written By: - Date published: 11:00 am, August 6th, 2009 - 11 comments
Categories: climate change, humour, john key, national/act government, video, youtube - Tags: , ,

John Key has recently acted like a jerk to a young mother worried about what climate change is going to mean for her future and that of her child. Essentially he said that she should stick to what she knew.

Bearing in mind the complete lack of understanding that both John Key and his NACT government have been showing on climate change, this seemed like a case of the pot calling the kettle black. For instance, Nick Smith appears to have been incapable of understanding the NZIER report on the costs to NZ of doing too little on climate change in terms of having to buy carbon credits.

But John Key* hasn’t a background in earth science as well as business and computers. So perhaps I shouldn’t be so hard on the pathetic deprived chap. He hasn’t had the benefits of a well-rounded education. Instead he devoted his limited intellect and energies to putting check boxes on his CV. Sort of stamp collecting for accountants.

So perhaps dumbing down some of the climate change down to something closer to his level of scientific illiteracy would help him understand what the scientists have been trying to tell him? Showing a video’s about the near-term political** aspects ‘may’ help John Key’s understanding of climate change consequences. It may be something that his limited range of occupational skills may allow him to understand.

This documentary is from the UNDP report last year and looks at the consequences of climate changes in the developing world. The refugees from drought and flood spilling over borders will be part of the near-term problems that NZ will have to face. For that matter climate changes in NZ have consequences as any farmer caught with stock and no feed in the drought a few years ago can attest.

For more detailed information on climate change in NZ.  Have a look at hot-topic.

* And following in John Key’s patronizing and supercilious example.

** Assuming that he is a politician. Dissing a generation of voters as being too dumb to understand science is pretty stupid for a politician. More so for someone who has no skills in science.

11 comments on “John Key ‘may’ be able to understand it?”

  1. infused 1

    One day you will see how wrong you are.

  2. vto 2

    tangent – Droughts droughts droughts. ffs I get very tired of hearing about so-called droughts. They are only droughts relative to the farmers situations – they are not actual droughts. There are drier years and there are wetter years. But NZ only very rarely has droughts.

    The only reason farms get drought-like is because the farmers have drained the swamps and burnt off the trees and ground cover. Of course the moisture in the soil is going to evaporate when you do that to it. What the f..k do they expect?

    Grumble grumble. Farmers should not refer to drought they should refer to farmer-induced-drought.

  3. Rascally Rabbit 3

    Iprent for Prime-Minister!

    • lprent 3.1

      Hell no. Why do you think I’ve been supporting politicians I find vaguely competent (in my judgment) for the last 20 odd years.

      Helen was a great politician to support because she did actually attempt to understand the rather complex and often arcane things I tend to be interested in. I remember pushing her to use e-mail in 1991, in fact I went so far as to give her a computer to do it on. She learned about the uses of the net early. So ultimately I’m responsible for those blackberry messages.

      So far John Key has been failing my competency test. In fact I’m hard put to pick anyone in the NACT’s that I have much time for. Bill English is about the best of the bunch – at least he knows what he is talking about.

      I like helping Phil Twyford. David Shearer is looking interesting. He’s just been appointed techy and science for Labour if I understand this press release.

  4. infused 4

    Everything bad that happens to earth is now the fault of climate change.

    Anti-Spam: misleading

    You bet ya.

    • BLiP 5.1

      Them again – Dr. S. Fred Singer, Exxon’s chief engineer for the denial machine and Dr. Craig D. Idso the author of the George W Bush “adaption strategy” to avoid considering CO2 emissions.

      Putting up dodgy scientists as “proof” – Denialism 101.

  5. infused 6

    wow… talk about cherry picking information. Look at what other agencies helped write the adaption strategy.

    A strategy is not proof. Why would you even compared the two.

    Give us some links next time so I don’t have to go digging through tones of useless shit.

    If it makes you feel better that I’m a denier, cool.

    Anyway, back to work. I need to pump some co2 in to the air.

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