The Greens have managed to get recognition of the consequences of climate change high up the political agenda. And the UN IPCC is the body recognised as being the mainstream consensus in this area.
Now what are they talking about as ways to reduce greenhouse gases:
As well as plans for more nuclear power, genetically modified biofuels and carbon capture and storage, the report sets out a vision of the future that mixes existing policies, such as energy efficiency and renewable energy from wind and wave farms, and more futuristic ideas for hydrogen car fleets and “intelligent” buildings which can control energy use.
Yes the first two things listed are nuclear power and genetic modification. Both things the Greens have opposed and tried to whip up hysteria against.
This just reinforces for me that in some ways the Greens and their allies are actually very conservative politicians. They oppose anything new. They oppose any risk, no matter what the benefits associated with that risk. In many ways they seek to have NZ in a time warp.
I look forward to hearing from the Greens how the IPCC is 100% correct on analysing the problems of climate change, yet 100% wrong on the solutions.Tags: International Politics