Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Climate change: Making it worse

On Monday the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its Fifth Assessment Report, showing the world facing war, famine and death (and New Zealand fire and flood) as a result of climate change. The government's response? More oil drilling:

The Government is opening up 405,000 square kilometres of ocean and land for oil and gas exploration around New Zealand.

Speaking at an industry conference in Wellington today, Energy minister Simon Bridges said explorers had "barely scratched the surface" in looking for oil and gas around New Zealand.

This isn't the action of a government interested in doing anything about the problem. Instead, its the actions of a government actively trying to kill us all. We need to get rid of them, and fast.