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.