Loony thinking once more
This today from the *co-leader of the Green Party:
Kia ora Richard,
This National Government is letting us down. Yesterday they did it again.
Yesterday, they stood up in Parliament and voted down my Fossil Fuels Divestment Bill. They said that they think the smart thing to do with our public funds is to invest it in fossil fuels instead of protecting our climate and our future.
Who are they kidding? They are giving up on the future. We will not, ever, give up.
Have you thought this through, Mr Shaw? If, by some miracle, your policy resulted in major oil producers going entirely broke and out of business, where do you think you would get the petrol to keep your personal car running?
If, by some other miracle, you were in power at the time, would you consider it your proper duty to ensure petrol was generally available so that the majority of your fellow citizens could get the petrol for their personal cars?
Finally, if it turned out in, say, fifty years time, that there was no measurable decrease in the mean global surface temperature, would you let us invest once again in these glorious oil companies?
* Any organisation with more than one leader has no leader but a committee, and is thereby doomed to ineffectiveness.