Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, September 8th, 2018 - 85 comments
Categories: climate change, global warming, jacinda ardern, labour, making shit up, Politics, science, spin, the praiseworthy and the pitiful, you couldn't make this shit up - Tags:
So yesterday politics in Aotearoa New Zealand spun around the resignation of a Minister who clearly was not coping and worked itself into a lather over a discrete number of words used by the Prime Minister in answering, truthfully, a direct question and clearly wanting to preserve to the MP the dignity of announcing her resignation.
Big issue huh?
There are other issues that the country is facing. Like the inevitable destruction of the planet’s environment unless we change our ways. Quickly. Clearly for the right the fascination with the interpretation of a few words is more important than the destruction of the world’s environment.
The problem is that climate change is at the centre of the culture war that is currently raging. The rampant free marketeers and their acolytes do not accept the Greenies and the lefties and the environmentalists are right and that things are looking really bad. Despite all the evidence.
Which is why this particular article by Leighton Smith is so annoying. It mixes up equal amounts of ignorance and belligerence. We don’t need to still be debating this issue. We need to discuss how to prevent the worst and how to adapt.
Leighton said this:
It is not a matter of if the climate is changing, it is a matter of what is causing it.
Is it natural? Is it within normal variability? Every indication tells us it is.
So what is causing it? Is it you or is it the cows? No, it’s not.
There is no evidence, only guess work and modelling, there is just no proof and they are far from it.
“Leighton every time I hear fake news on climate change I feel like screaming.”
Ian says how the hell do we let minority groups like the Greens have so much influence?
How can an average citizen like me push back on all this BS?
I live for the day we live can yell at the ‘man made’ climate change types I TOLD YOU SO!
All those right wing memes mixed up in so few words. It is quite impressive.
And I don’t live for the say when I can yell I TOLD YOU SO to all the idiots like Leighton. It will mean that we were right and they were wrong. And this is not a pissing contest. It is trying to understand what is happening to our precious fragile world. And trying to preserve it.
And claiming there is no evidence? Only if you have shut your eyes during the past thirty years and shouted out “Nah nah nah” continuously.
Leighton is perhaps an average citizen. With an above average mouth and a below average brain.