Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Climate change: Difficult to ignore

What was that I was saying about the climate voter campaign becoming difficult to ignore now it has hit 2% of the vote? After weeks of no comment, they've now forced National to attend a debate on climate change policy:

The 90-minute debate at Auckland’s Q Theatre will give the parties a chance to convince both live and online audiences to vote for them based on the action they are taking on climate change. It will be hosted by Samantha Hayes from TV3's 3rd Degree and has been organised by a group of New Zealand’s leading environmental, climate change and development organisations.

The confirmed politicians are National’s Tim Groser, Minister for Climate Issues, Labour deputy leader David Parker, Green co-leader Russel Norman and New Zealand First deputy leader Tracey Martin. Other party representatives will be announced in coming days.

Apparently there's limited seats, so you might want to buy a ticket early. Otherwise it will be livestreamed here.