Shaw, co-leader of the Greens, recently said emissions are not likely to start falling significantly until the mid-2020s. It has left Professor Robert McLaughlin of Massey University and New Zealand Centre for Planetary Ecology feeling disappointed.
The Greens and Labour claim climate change is the most important issue of all time, and that emissions must be cut urgently. They say that by 2050 we must have zero emissions.
But then they say “Oh, but we won’t actually cut emissions ourselves for at least six years.” Hypocrites.