As news broke yesterday, fuelled by uninformed idiocy from the SST, andÂ Lucy CraymerÂ and Charles Anderson running a hate campaign against the New Zealand agriculture sector the Green Taliban went on attack issuing statements about ‘chemicals’.
In a 2008 interview with Gordon Campbell – check out Russel Norman’s last answer:
Campbell:Â So from what youâ€™re saying, if the Greens are in government after the next election, it will be asking farmers to pay the full costs of its emissions much sooner ?
Norman:Â Yeahâ€¦and its actually in a good position to reduce its emissions. The technology already exists. Its just nuts. Theyâ€™re half of our emissions, and weâ€™re saying the sector doesnâ€™t have to do anything.
Campbell:Excuse me, but the technology to reduce methane emissions doesnâ€™t exist at the moment.
Norman:Â The technology to reduce nitrous oxide emissions exists at the moment, with nitrification inhibitors.
Then again in 2011 penned by Norman himself where nitrification inhibitors are laudedÂ as ‘clean tech’:
“The clean technology sector is not simply the next latest fad, as Sir Paul argues â€” itâ€™s much more significant than that. Any new technology that lowers our environmental footprint is clean technology. The possibilities are endless and can include such diverse technologies as biofuels, nitrification inhibitors, biodegradable packaging, or a computer programme that manages a smart electricity grid. Clean technology will enable us to have a prosperous economyÂ andÂ a stable climate.”
The green taliban lauded inhibitors to bang farmers over the head with and now use it to bang farmers over the head when it goes wrong.
Clean technology as the green taliban likes to say won’t enable us to have a prosperous economy if they keep on poo-fingering everything for political gain.