Canvassing for Opinion - aka "Blairs Brain on Cannabis"

IMHO prohibition sentiment requires inherent addiction to status quo, an incapacity to visualise beyond the here and now and a desperate desire to know others might feel the same... Reform is not revolutionary, rather it is evolutionary. Having survived banging your head against a brick wall the evolutionist relishes having stopped. / Blair

Friday, December 08, 2006

The Key to climate change?

The Key to climate change?
New National leader John Key has tried to improve his environmental credentials with a big show on climate change. While he no longer denies the reality of climate change, his declared interest in a trans-Tasman emissions trading system operating outside the Kyoto framework raises a whole new set of credibility problems.

Neither FrogBlog or National's Mr Key have considered Contraction and Convergence 'bubble" strategies. An ANZAC bubble could give CER some real Climate Emission Reductions and be expeditiously adopted within existing trade frameworks. If NZ was to dive deep and go Carbon Zero as PM Helen Clark proposes, Australian extractive industry 'exports' could [largely] pay for it. More especially achievable if Mr Sterns carbon valuation calculated on a BAU model at UK50Pound per ton finally gets some media notice. ;-)


Mr Key doesn't seem to realise that emissions trading only helps if you cap and reduce the overall amount of carbon, otherwise you're just moving emissions around, not preventing them. Trading carbon with Australia, outside the Kyoto treaty and free to pollute as much as it wishes, won't help. This was followed by a
fascinating session in Question Time that saw John Key lead a barrage of questions on climate change and carbon neutrality.
Read the full
press release.
Read Frog's
comment and extracts of the Oral Questions.
Blair Anderson
Corporate Technology Consultants
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