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3:20 pm, May 3rd, 2017 - 24 comments
Categories: climate change, global warming - Tags: carbon, climate change, credit where it's due, emissions, extreme weather, nine long years, productivity commission
Govt orders stocktake for how NZ can meet carbon promise
The Productivity Commission has been asked to look at the cost and benefits of moving to a low-carbon economy.
Having deleted my initial unprintable reaction, let’s try again.
I guess any sign of sanity is to be encouraged. But. When the Nats came to power there was a framework for reducing carbon. It was an inadequate framework because of political compromise, it needed strengthening. Instead the Nats dismantled or weakened it. Now, nine long years later, they want Yet Another Study? By well known environmental “experts” the Productivity Commission?
I hope that the Commission takes into account the costs of not having a habitable planet to live on. There is no economy without the environment.