Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Climate change: Queenstown and Hamilton

The government's climate change target consultation hit Queenstown and Hamilton on Friday and Monday respectively. SignOn has the reports here and here. As expected, support for strong action declines when you start going out into the ignorant wops, but even in Hamilton - cow central - there was still majority support for a 40% target. Unfortunately, after a week, the Minister seems to have given up any pretence at listening.

Tonight its New Plymouth, then Napier, and finally Nelson on Friday. The latter is important - its right there in Nick Smith's own electorate, and a strong showing is thus a clear electoral threat. We need to make it clear to the government that if they do not act, they face de-election (which under MMP, requires a vote swing of only a few percent). So, if you live in Nelson and care about climate change, turn up this Friday.