Monday, June 11, 2007

And turkeys don't like christmas

Stuff reports that the government's climate change policy has been dealt another blow. Except when you read the story, it turns out that this "blow" is a letter from the Greenhouse Policy Coalition, a collection of New Zealand's largest emitters, complaining about the government's push to have policy in place by the end of the year. And if they could write, Turkeys would be writing letters complaining about christmas too - but I doubt anyone would consider it was news.


Here's the press release and letter. Apparently business leaders are "keen to be involved in developing durable climate change policy". Signed by, among others, Roger Kerr, who has previously repeated false claims about climate science. I'm somewhat skeptical (to say the least) of his eagerness for any climate policy other than inaction.

It's entertaining to compare the BRT's submission on climate change (pdf) from earlier this year, in which they advocate a carbon tax over permit-trading, to Mr Kerr's celebration of the axing of just such a tax a year earlier.

Posted by Anonymous : 6/11/2007 09:56:00 PM

Slightly tangential, but I just have to vent.

This morning we had a nat rad bulletin with the reporter saying carbon credits were confiscated from foresters in 2002.

I guess cosntantly adding bulky "background"s to your press releases pays off.

Posted by Lyndon : 6/12/2007 09:51:00 AM