John Key’s big moment at the UN to lecture the world on Syria and Climate Change is all very good, but when you actually look at what he is doing in NZ, it is pitiful.
Key only moved on letting in more Syrian refugees when he was forced to by public opinion backlash. He lied to NZ about re-invading Iraq before the election, and as soon as he won it he was sending in SAS to help target ISIS for US airstrikes under the prettiness of ‘training’ the Iraqi Army. We are siding with a butcher like Assad to help kill a bunch of religious fanatics who are funded by Saudi Arabia, the same Saudi Arabia John Key is so desperate to sign a free trade deal with.
Key is so conflicted on Syria he may as well be a third front of war all on his own.
As for climate change, his policy is slashing research into climate change…
Concern for emissions research after jobs cut
The logic of sacking scientists researching greenhouse gases is being questioned, in light of the government’s insistence the solution to rising emissions will be found through scientific innovation.
…and this at a time when Scientists are witnessing g real time shut down of vital biosphere functions because of climate change…
…and why should that worry us?
As the planet super heats because of the CO2 we pump into the atmosphere, more and more heat is trapped. That heat pushes temperatures up, those temperatures melt ice at the polar caps. This melting ice does two things. Firstly it reduces the amount of white space on the planet that simply bounces heat back into space so it ends up quickening the heating process and more importantly it puts more fresh water into the oceans. As heat build, frozen methane trapped on the ocean floor and in Siberia is released in massive amounts, this rapidly melts remaining glaciers desalinating ocean conveyor pumps, particularly in the Labrador and Irminger Seas around southern Greenland which shut down the flow of heat from the tropics north which in turn plunges the Northern hemisphere into a new ice age.
Key talks big at the UN about Syria and Climate Change yet his walk at home is taking giant steps backwards.