A great bit of grassroots activism.
The truth however (and my partner was at court today) is that the government is about doing nothing and Paris is purely about the "new economy" (vs the "old economy). It is about keeping the economy going at all costs (introducing "alternative" energies - oil derivatives - while digging everything out of the ground while the planet burns.
Everyone is lying about the situation, including the Greens. Perhaps, above all, the Greens.
I remember being "persuaded" by a Green researcher who told me with a straight face that the message needs to be 80% "positive" - otherwise the plebs won't vote for them. In other words, they need to LIE
That was the end of my 20-year membership of the Green Party.
Student takes govt to court on NZ climate targets
27 June, 2017
Large-scale population displacement, and food and water shortages, will result if efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are unsuccessful, a lawyer for a Hamilton student has told the High Court.
When this is the reponse of government you know immediately that this case is going precisely NOWHERE
The government recognises the need for every country to act to stabilise greenhouse gases and prevent the consequences of climate change, crown lawyers have told the High Court in Wellington.