Greenpeace has a push for NZ to sign on to a 40% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. Catherine Beard, from the Greenhouse Policy Coalition called this “unrealistic”. The Greenhouse Policy Coalition members include New Zealand Aluminium Smelters, Fonterra, Coal Association, Carter Holt Harvey, and Solid Energy, i.e. the usual suspects bearing some responsibility for the lack of any real action on climate change in NZ.

Robyn Malcolm has an awesome article in Stuff, in response to Catherine Beard. I so wish I’d come up with this beautiful line:

‘Martin Luther King didn’t begin one of the most famous speeches in history with “I had a dream . . . but it was a bit unrealistic”.’

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