Saturday, November 14, 2009

100% Real

The recent sensationalist article in the Guardian screamed the headline: New Zealand was a friend to Middle Earth, but it's no friend of the earth. The writer gives New Zealand the dubious prize of being the world's worst polluter:
 "But my prize for the most shameless two fingers to the global community goes to New Zealand, a country that sells itself round the world as "clean and green".

New Zealand secured a generous Kyoto target, which simply required it not to increase its emissions between 1990 and 2010. But the latest UN statistics show its emissions of greenhouse gases up by 22%, or a whopping 39% if you look at emissions from fuel burning alone."
Sadly this has been reported repeated in New Zealand's MSM without qualification.

While we may worry about potential tourists in our second highest market reading this drivel and putting off travel plans, there is probably a greater risk that gullible hand-wringing Kiwis will believe this uninformed narrow view.

Rather than launching into our own tirade, we suggest that you head over to the popular blog, MacDoctor that clinically dissects the pommy writer's ridiculous outburst HERE.

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