That’s a “responsible” $100 billion burden, thank you [update 3]
The Not Evil Just Wrong blog awards New Zealand’s Environment Minister Nick Smith the Oxymoron Promise of the Day prize today for talking “responsibility” while imposing a $100 billion burden on taxpayers by 2050.
Not sure if that’s a prize-winning Oxymoron or award-winning chutzpah. Either way it’s par for the course for the topsy-turvy world of global warming politics, where facts are less important than faith.
So as world leaders quietly accept that signing a global warming deal at Copenhagen is a bust, which rather removes the so-called reason fr urgency in passing Smith’s Emissions Trading Scam, it’s time to ask two questions:
- 'Who Are The Deniers Now? since “All evidence rejects hypothesis that human CO2 is causing warming.”
- Why are NZ taxpayers taking on the $100 billion responsibility of fixing a non-problem?
UPDATE: That’s $100 billion plus a swathe of the Conservation Estate to Establishment Maori to shut them up, and to by the votes of the Maori Party.
UPDATE 2: Speculation abounds that the non-inclusion of the Harawiras’ Ngapuhi iwi in the
bribe deal is the real reason for all the talk behind Hone’s disgruntlement with the Maori Party.
UPDATE 3: Spotted by Gooner:
“’Look, who knows what the price of carbon will be tomorrow, next week or in twenty years time. We just don't know.’
“John Key, on Newstalk ZB yesterday morning, whose party is introducing a price cap on carbon.”
And from the same interview, talking about Treasury’s estimates:
"They are wrong. They can't tell what the deficit will be in December so how do they know what carbon prices will be in 2030 or 2040?"