The ink wasn’t dry on COP21 when…

Written By: - Date published: 12:36 pm, December 17th, 2015 - 11 comments
Categories: accountability, climate change, global warming - Tags: , , ,

Here’s the Green’s press release…

11 comments on “The ink wasn’t dry on COP21 when…”

  1. Bill 1

    (The government) couldn’t even wait a week after world leaders agreed on a plan to stop climate change…

    What plan was that? There was and is no plan. Paris amounted to a PR exercise in the end. Nothing that came from it is based on the available science.

    Humanity cannot limit warming to 1.5 degrees. Neither can we limit warming to 2 degrees (okay – there is a very slim chance on that front if we act now [yesterday], but since Paris pushed everything back to 2020….)

    My point is that there can only be hypocrisy where acts fail to marry up to words, but since the the words spoken and signed up to in Paris were meaningless…

    • Tracey 1.1

      My impression is they agreed to meet in a few years to see if anyone did anything…

      • Bill 1.1.1

        That’d be the 21st time they’ve come up with that devastatingly effective course of action, yes? It’s worked wonders so far.

        • Tracey

          Oh yes. What they seem to agree is they have to pretend to have agreed something so they can be unfettered at home from doing what has always been done.

  2. Manuka AOR 3

    Just days after signing, “Nine new oil and gas exploration permits have been granted…

    “The permits in Block Offer 2015 went to Singapore-based Mont D’Or Resources, Austrian company OMV and New Zealand’s Todd and Petrochem.”

  3. This is terrible – if you look at one of the areas – we are talking about the top of the south, namely Golden Bay and Tasman Bay out to Durville. This is an amazingly beautiful, culturally rich area, within which sits the Able Tasman National Park, Onetahua (Farewell Spit) the amazing nature reserve, home to many international wading birds and scarce endemic bird species – not to mention the other countless areas worthy of protection. The first stage of putting these areas at risk is this one, I hope we can stop this before it starts.

    • David 4.1

      With oil at $36/barrel, no one is ever going to seriously explore these blocks, let alone go into production.

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