In 2008 New Zealand had finally had enough of Helen Clark’s doctrinaire and stifling government. We gave them the arse card and as she cried her way home to the lonely Mt Albert house she came up with a plan to bolt to the UN.
John Key in his wisdom assisted that process…and it is widely known he did it so she wouldn’t be second guessing anything in the media.
But now, 7 years later she has piped up and told us we must do more on climate change…despite the fact we emit bugger all greenhouse gasses compared with India, China, Japan and the US. No we must do more.
Global commitments to greenhouse gas reductions ahead of a world summit in Paris are not enough to tackle climate change – and developed countries, including New Zealand, need “to do more”, United Nations Development Programme administrator Helen Clark says.
The former Prime Minister was in New Zealand this week giving a lecture on the challenges the world faces in 2015, including climate change.
In it she said the commitments made ahead of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris in November would not add up to what’s really needed to tackle the problem.
Speaking on TV3’s The Nation this morning, Ms Clark repeated that sentiment, saying those commitments “are not enough”.
“They’re not enough to stop that tip-over point of global warming going above 2C above the pre-industrial levels,” she said. Read more »