Farmers need to come under ETS - Helen Clark
Wed, 22 Aug 2012 8:07a.m.
By 3 News online staff
Former Prime Minister Helen Clark is back in the country and she's been urging people to push for more action on climate change.
She has been talking up the successes of the United Nations Climate Change summit in Rio de Janiero but says many developed countries are distracted by economic issues and aren't looking to the future of the planet.
“There is an opportunity to do it differently,” she told Firstline this morning.
Mrs Clark says New Zealand needs to bring farmers into the Emissions Trading Scheme ‘in time’.
“You can’t have your major sector generating greenhouse gases outside the scheme. Then it’s a question of how you can use science and technology to support the farmers to get through this and still be true to the backbone of the economy,” she says.
The former Prime Minister believes New Zealand ‘needs to try a lot harder’ to reduce emissions.
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15/11/2012 12:47:55 p.m.
Go Helen. Do it for the Trilateral Commission, the prestige, virgin blood cocktails and those 2 big R's. How is a Nation to innovate, mature and progress without that giant Empire of the City obelisk stuck up its behind? Wealth and land is being stolen unjustly from the 4 corners of the globe by invisible forces - innocents targeted and destroyed. What we need is Agenda 21 rolled out in full, an emissions trading or carbon taxation scheme, imprisoning all trade and enterprise and some global utopian socialist agenda to destroy most of us. Something appears royally wrong to me from the things I watch and read, but then maybe I spend too much of my life worrying about money, when others do not.
3/09/2012 7:35:08 a.m.
Hmmm,a pair of jandals,stubbies and a black singlet and Helen would right at home,worse thing about ex pollies is they can't keep their mouths shut!!!!
23/08/2012 10:41:25 p.m.
Jim Seaview wrote:
QUOTE: "Mrs Clark says New Zealand needs to bring farmers into the Emissions Trading Scheme ‘in time’"Goodness sake. Helen Clark was Prime Minister of the Labour Govt for 9 years and she did nothing. Why didnt she take the "opportunity to do something different" during her reign like taxing the Farmers (in time)to reduce emmissions.This is typical labour - when they are in Government they are bereft of any workable ideas but when they are voted out - They are full of brilliant ideas they think should have some sort of priority?????Yeah right.Its time for Helen Clark to go back to New York and stop playing Labour Party Leader - there are three Davids doing that job.
23/08/2012 10:10:54 a.m.
Helen proved while in parliament she had no concern for the environment - who in their right mind would pour a highly toxic poison like 1080 (which has no antidote) over our forests, streams and waterways?
23/08/2012 10:09:43 a.m.
@CRSA I think you may need to check your facts - not sure where the 99% comes from?? There are many scientists in disagreement about cause and effect?? You may wish to watch "The great global warming swindle" and "Global warming or Global Governance" I am all for improving our environment but to turn this into a business and force people to pay more tax is just political B/S. The total man made green house gas effect is less than 1%.
23/08/2012 12:56:53 a.m.
The global warming model used in man made global warming 'science' still includes a 40% WTF factor.99% of scientist support man made global warming? Yeah Right! 99% of so-called evidence is other factors. Eg take Bangkok which is used as an example of rising sea levels, beacuse the city is sinking - not that the sea levels are rising. Glaciers in Greenland are speeding up, yet the surface temperature of many glaciers is still below freezing, ie its not melting, but the glacier is still speeding up so someting else at the bottom of the glacier is happening, often under like a hundred mtrs of ice (which makes pretty good insulation).If you exclude all unsupporting data, sure you can claim man made global warming. In science when you exclude data that doesn't fit your model, they refer to it as fudging data, selective data, cooking data. In finance such actions are called fraud. We need better modelling, so fine, spend more to develop better modelling to cut down that WTF factor. Currently the size of the WTF factor vs the influence of man made global warming is about 100:1 and it doesn't explain warmer temperatures over the last 2000 years which the current man made global warming theories totaly exclude when earth temps were around 2 deg warmer than today without man made global warming.At the other end life on earth needs global warming as without it earth would be an ice ball. Its like a single flea on a dog claiming it directs the dog!
22/08/2012 7:40:28 p.m.
I see the selfish right wingers got in first. Check your facts out, 99% of scientists belive in climate change, to deny it is self serving. Good on you Helen for comming back and pushing the issue. We did it on nuclear power, I am sure we can make a stand on the biggest threat we face as a civilisation.
22/08/2012 3:07:06 p.m.
we voted you out Helen. We don't like or care what you think
22/08/2012 2:01:39 p.m.
It's about time Helen Clark accepted her socialistic philosophies aren't wanted here and learn to butt out of local affairs. She chose to toss her dummy out of the cot and slink away from the mess she left behind and should accept she lost the election fair and square and try to learn to be gracious in defeat, if that's possible.
22/08/2012 1:22:01 p.m.
I wonder how green and clean Helens family farm is, I bet they have implemented every recommendation,and are following councils waste bylaws. Oh, did we forget her family own a big farm. Come on reporters do some real inmvestigative followup stories here and not just do fill for press releases.
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