Written By: - Date published: 9:09 am, June 7th, 2016 - 20 comments
Categories: climate change, ETS, global warming, national, paula bennett - Tags: climate change, emissions, global warming, hypocrisy, paris cop 2015, paula bennett
It would be nice if overhwelming scientific consensus and facts were enough to shape policy, but in the absence of that I suppose we have to take what we can get:
Pacific visit an ‘eye-opener’ for Bennett
Visiting small island states affected by sea-level rises has been a reality check, Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett says.
The mission visited Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Kiribati and Tuvalu. Mrs Bennett said climate change was a big topic everywhere she went, and seeing for herself the problems the Pacific Island nations were facing was an eye-opener.
“I think this has been a dose of reality, that you can read about it, you can hear the stories, but when you’re faced with it in reality, it is incredibly stark.”
That rhythmic thumping is the sound of climate scientists bashing their heads on their desks. Maybe Paula Bennett would like to visit Australia next:
Sydney storms: Millionaire’s row on the brink of collapse
A “millionaire’s row” of some of Sydney’s most luxurious waterfront homes is on the brink of collapse after a low pressure system covering the entire NSW coast dealt a killer blow.
Describing the storm as “monstrous” and “ferocious”, Premier Mike Baird vowed to fast-track natural disaster assistance: “We are doing everything with local councils on the ground to assess the damage. We will then get (a natural disaster declaration) signed off.”
The Insurance Council of Australia yesterday declared an official “insurance catastrophe” after insurers received more than 11,000 storm-related claims in the space of 48 hours. …
It’s a tough question for sure. But at least you’re blessed with an opposition that will cooperate, instead of trying to whip up people’s fears and obstruct progress for political gain. So there is that.