Māori Climate Commissioner: “National’s Environment Discussion Document thinks it can buy it’s way out of climate change consequences”


Māori Climate Commissioner, Donna Awatere Huata, says the latest Environment Discussion Document by National misses the enormity and threat of climate change.

“National are still in denial about the true scale and reality climate change threatens our economy and environment with a discussion document that sounds like the same tired ideas”.

“In parts, National sound like they can buy themselves out of climate change.”

Boutique travel parks in our national parks, electric car subsidies, litter campaigns, tech fixes we are no where close to fixing, gene editing pest controls and proclaiming our natural reserves are ‘birth rights’ are all very well and good, but they don’t set out a radical enough plan to combat climate change”.

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“This discussion document  is an abdication of leadership by National and it can only be the first sentence in a long debate if the Party are serious about protecting our environment.”

“We already have a Government who seem to be only paying lip service to climate change, we don’t need an Opposition to do that as well.”

Donna Awatere Huata
Māori Climate Commissioner


    • So how would humanity have a chance to mend the natural global forces if there isn’t access to large swafs of land if there isn’t a nationalisation land programme on an international / global scale?

    • Environmental discussion is censored by capitalism and the fast buck for the few who blame the rest and ignore the environment and future.

      Business NZ has purposefully stalled any climate action for at least two decades. There lies and obfuscation are well recorded.

    • Those damned ‘socialists’ at Reuters are spreading more ‘lies’:

      ‘OSLO (Reuters) – Evidence for man-made global warming has reached a “gold standard” level of certainty, adding pressure for cuts in greenhouse gases to limit rising temperatures, scientists said on Monday.
      “Humanity cannot afford to ignore such clear signals,” the U.S.-led team wrote in the journal Nature Climate Change of satellite measurements of rising temperatures over the past 40 years.
      They said confidence that human activities were raising the heat at the Earth’s surface had reached a “five-sigma” level, a statistical gauge meaning there is only a one-in-a-million chance that the signal would appear if there was no warming.’


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