Taking the award for fanaticism …
The hypocritical international activists at the Copenhagen climate change talks call it a hall of shame award, but New Zealand Prime Minister John Key should regard it as a badge of honour.
A small band of lefty warmenists, who have flown in from all over the world to tell us mere mortals to cut our CO2 emissions, have dished out a “fossil of the day” award to Mr Key.
The awards””which are not an official part of the talks””are a “hall of shame” for countries seen to be obstructing progress in the talks. The recipients are decided by a daily vote by the 450 members of the Climate Action Network.
New Zealand’s third place dishonour on Thursday, behind Poland and Germany, was awarded for Mr Key’s comments in Parliament this week that he would not increase the country’s 2020 greenhouse gas emissions reduction target.
New Zealand youth delegation member Georgina Morrison, a member of the NZ Greens, who travelled all the way to Copenhagen from Pahiatua, in the Wairarapa, accepted the award – a cup filled with coal and adorned with a toy dinosaur.
180,000 New Zealanders have signed on to Greenpeace’s “Sign On” campaign calling for a 40 per cent cut in emissions, relative to 1990 levels. Four million have not.