Nick Smith, meeting today with Australian Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Mark Dreyfus said:
“We shared with Mr Dreyfus New Zealand’s experiences of putting a price on carbon pollution through an emissions trading scheme and I welcome that Australia is now moving down a similar path.”
This is an outright lie. The ETS is not tackling “carbon pollution” because in the context of the climate change debate, no such problem exists. The idea of the ETS is to limit Carbon Dioxide production, and this is not a pollutant. That a Minister can survive in the NZ parliament while propagating such clear untruths (to try and back up his clueless looney scheme), is another pointer to how corrupt our political system is today. Just utterly disgraceful.
What’s more, watch and see how equally corrupt our mainstream media is. Not one will challenge Smith on this rank deceit.
John Key too is as guilty as Smith if he lets this charlatan stand before the NZ public and utter such lies. And of course there is more BS from Smith-
“The ETS annual report released yesterday shows the scheme is working as intended, implementation has gone smoothly, and New Zealand is now on target to meet its Kyoto obligations.”
On target my arse. More outrageous lies. Leaving aside that the Kyoto agreement is history. Just incredible. The guy would be drummed out of parliament in an instant if there was any integrity remaining in that institution.