Please Mr. Key, Do Bury Your Head in the Sand
SOLO-NZ Press Release:
Please Mr. Key, Do Bury Your Head in the Sand on Climate Change!
December 5, 2008
On the eve of Global Action on Climate Change Day, Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons frets that our new government "is being swayed by Act leader Rodney Hide and that party's head-in-the-sand approach to climate change."
"I certainly hope so," says SOLO Principal Lindsay Perigo.
"In fact, of course, Mr. Hide is virtually the only politician not to have his head in the sand, the only one not to ignore the overwhelming evidence that climate change is natural, cyclical, not man-made ... and that the earth has entered another cooling period. As famed British botanist David Bellamy said in a recent interview, 'Global warming is part of a natural cycle and there's nothing we can actually do to stop these cycles. The world is now facing spending a vast amount of money in tax to try to solve a problem that doesn't actually exist.
"The fact that Ms. Fitzsimons' brand of medieval hysteria has held sway for so long all around the world is the true scandal of our times.
"Ms. Fitzsimons thinks that the Oriental Parade beach, where she will do her King Canute impersonation tomorrow, will disappear unless industrial civilisation is brought to its knees within a week (unlike Ms. Fitzsimons, Canute knew, of course that he couldn't really control the tides). New Zealand has the chance, now that the new government has put the idiotic Emissions Trading Scheme on hold and agreed to revisit the science of climate change, to be a world leader in repudiating this destructive nonsense, which is an affront to reason and freedom," Perigo concludes.