Well, we’ve done it again. I have just learned from my source at the Copenhagen Climate Summit, (COP15), that New Zealand has won yet another Fossil of the Day Award.
New Zealand won for statements yesterday by Prime Minister John Key: ‘I am not focussed on increasing New Zealand’s target. What I am focussed on is going to Copenhagen and making sure that New Zealand can successfully negotiate the conditions that we think are important in order for us to achieve a target of 10 to 20 percent. If we do not negotaiate those conditions, we will not be able to achieve a target of 10 to 20 percent and we would have a lower target. If New Zealand were to achieve atarget of 10 percent less, that would be a significant milestone’.
I thought John was ambitious for New Zealand. Perhaps he is just ambitious for fossil fuels, as he can now add a considerable cup of coal to our growing pile of Fossil of the Day Awards.