10 Jul

Q&A | ABC TV is on right now and the highlight so far has been Andrew Bolt grappling with a REAL SCIENTIST and making a total goose of himself, on the matter of the amount of ice in the world, for example, and what is happening in Antarctica… See also Real Climate on Skeptics. Seems to believe in the so-called Global Warming Petition Project with its much touted “31,072 American scientists have signed this petition.” He quotes this as if it had some real weight. However, see Oregon Institute of Science and Malarkey on the background and the shonkiness of this, and also see Sourcewatch. Andrew Bolt on this one may as well admit to believing in fairies…

I have a question. How come when we, or the Liberal Party, talk of not doing anything about climate change until everyone is on board, that everyone seems to forget New Zealand? I am truly puzzled by this. Click the banner below:


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4 December 2007

Media Statement

Climate change legislation introduced

Legislation to provide New Zealand with two important tools to respond to the challenges posed by climate change was introduced to Parliament today.

The Climate Change (Emissions Trading and Renewable Preference) Bill establishes a New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme and legislates for the government’s preference for new renewable electricity generation.

FACTSHEET: Climate Change (Emissions Trading and Renewable Preference) Bill

This factsheet explains the contents of the Climate Change (Emissions Trading and Renewable Preference) Bill, which was tabled in Parliament on 4 December 2007.

The Bill has two parts:

· Part 1 amends the Climate Change Response Act 2002 to introduce a greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme covering all sectors and all gases.

· Part 2 amends the Electricity Act 1992 to create a preference for renewable electricity generation by implementing a 10-year restriction on new baseload fossil-fuelled thermal electricity generation, except to the extent required to ensure the security of New Zealand’s electricity supply…


3 responses to “Q&A | ABC TV

  1. Davo

    July 11, 2008 at 1:24 am

    Ah, politicians are politicians. Leadership is never high on the priority list.

    When all else fails, hide behind the UN .. heh.

  2. ninglun

    July 11, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    Often the case, Davo — though come to think of it if G W Bush had taken that line on Iraq it just might be we would be better off today…

    Who knows, eh!

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