The rank hypocrisy of the Green Taliban

As news broke yesterday, fuelled by uninformed idiocy from the SST, and Lucy Craymer 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: So from what you’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: Yeah…and its actually in a good position to reduce its emissions. The technology already exists. Its just nuts. They’re half of our emissions, and we’re saying the sector doesn’t have to do anything.

Campbell:Excuse me, but the technology to reduce methane emissions doesn’t exist at the moment.

Norman: 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 lauded as ‘clean tech’:

“The clean technology sector is not simply the next latest fad, as Sir Paul argues — it’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 economy and 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.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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