Where is that rapidly rising sea level when you need it?

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Is it just me or does this hippy/green ‘head in the sand’ thing have a Jonestown massacre look to it?

It is certainly what they would all look like if ISIS ever took control.

Still, there has been no warming for 18 years and global sea ice extent is at long term average – It is weird that Groser is even bothering, but the US has said that whatever NZ is doing is the gold standard.

Meanwhile the hippies and luddites all have their heads buried in the sand…literally.

Hundreds of people across the country have buried their heads in the sand to protest the Government’s “inaction” on climate change.

About 60 people braved the angry skies over Wellington’s Oriental Bay beach to take part in the protest co-organised by the Coal Action Network Aotearoa, Oil Free Wellington, and climate group 350.org.  

Wellington organiser Frances Mountier said the total number of protesters was still being tallied. But with 12 events held between Auckland and Invercargill, alongside similar protests in Australia, she expected it to be in the high hundreds.

The protest was timed to coincide with the UN’s climate talks in Lima, she said.

“It’s a funny way of generating discussion on a topic that is very serious. It’s great so many people were willing to come down and bury their heads in the sand in weather like this.”

The protesters were particularly concerned with the on-going threats to this country’s environment from mining, Mountier said.

Former Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons, who now works for the Coal Action Network Aotearoa, said that while the rest of the world was taking action on climate change, New Zealand’s emissions were set to go through the roof.

“Ministers are wining and dining oil industry leaders and offering them opportunities to develop our fossil fuel resources for a song.”

The population of NZ is some 4.5 million and just hundreds of people nationwide protested.

Oil Free eh? How did they all get to the beach…and did those tools in their wetsuits and fibreglass surfboards wonder where they came from?

The rest of us all enjoyed a day in the sun.

But one thing concerns me…yesterday of all days would have been the best day for that rapidly rising sea level they have been banging on about.

 

– Fairfax


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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.

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