So the oil industry are grumpy today because the Government are avoiding Armageddon tomorrow?
Catastrophic Climate change caused by human pollution, of which oil use is a major driver, MUST end today.
There is simply no alternative…
…and the cost to not make these changes now are too large to economically ignore…
To act now or later: The $30 billion climate change question
Immediate action on climate could save New Zealand tens of billions of dollars, according to a Westpac report.
Based on research conducted by EY and Vivid Economics, the report shows the New Zealand economy could benefit by $30 billion by 2050 if government and business take early action on climate change.
The Oil Industry has known for decades that their product caused catastrophic climate change and they actively used propaganda to pretend climate change wasn’t to blame the way the tobacco industry used quack science to pretend smoking and cancer weren’t connected. Petrol needs to be hit with taxes the same way we hit tobacco and these taxes should be used to transition completely away from big oil.
Listening to NZ pundits nitpick that Labour messed up the delivery of message or the whining from Taranaki or the total falsehood that the industry employs 11 000 people all miss the point.
WE. NEED. CHANGE. NOW!
By promising to reinvest in oil, the National Party of NZ are pledging to do to the environment what they did to Middlemoore Hospital and seeing as Simon Bridges seems confused as to whether he’s working in NZs interests or the oil industry’s interests, we require an Opposition who can be constructive rather than cowardly.
If climate change is a cancer, National’s solution is to negotiate with that cancer.
You can’t negotiate with cancer, you can only cut it out.
Rod Oram details how we can go about implementing a radical reinvention of NZs economy, the new government is listening to him and not the oil industry.
Expect the backlash to grow as big oil seek to punish NZ for damaging their futures market, but for the sake of all our futures, we simply can’t allow them to win