A group of more than 100 New Zealanders, including two former All Blacks and musician Neil Finn, has written an open letter to New Zealand Rugby saying it is going against its own leadership principles by making a major deal with an oil, gas and plastics company.
Good luck to those who have signed the open letter.
But where is the open letter that complains about all the emissions policies which the government says will cut emissions but don’t?
Just yesterday, for example, the government announced it will spend $13 million on a welter of new projects. Together these projects will reduce emissions by exactly zero tonnes because every one of them is in the ETS cap.
Thousands of officials continue not to understand that if an emissions cap decides total emissions then anything that is not an emissions cap does not affect total emissions. This advanced logic continues to elude public servants.
I’m sure former All Blacks are penning their outrage as you read this.
Stuff ends its article with this:
No, Stuff. The Earth is not basically on fire. It has warmed by 1 degree since 1850. The IPCC says so.
Untrue statements aren’t just in the news. They’re boilerplate.