Wednesday, August 20, 2008
It's ironic that Helen Clark and Kevin Rudd met yesterday to discuss Climate Change, the phenomenon formerly known as Global Warming.
It's particularly ironic when the Turoa skifield was able to find a longer snow stake, and measure their average snow base at a massive 4.55 metres (to those who like me still don't have a good grasp of metrics, that's twice the height of Chinese basketballer Yao Ming!), the most snow EVER recorded on the mountain.
It's particularly ironic when Helen Clark had to be brought out of the South Island back-country on a snow-mobile after last week's tragedy, because of blizzard conditions.
It's particularly ironic when farmers throughout the country, still recovering from the summer drought, are falling to their knees at night and praying for the snow to stop falling and the sun to shine.
Our climate is constantly changing - and has been since God instructed Noah to get building before the flood came. Which is why the most ironic thing of all, in Keeping Stock's opinion is the PM's indecent haste to rush through a compromised Emissions Trading Scheme when current pollings suggests that she and her colleagues, including the Greens and NZ First won't be around to deal with the consequences.
Hat-tip: No Minister