Not in my back pocket
Tuesday, 19 April 2011 12:28 pm
Perhaps it's time to call a spade a spade on climate change action. Call me a pessimist, a simpleton or both. But here's how it looks from my kitchen table ...
There are really just two parties. Party 'A' - the parliamentarians; and Party 'B' - us voters. (The latter includes all sectors and interest groups.) Now for the analysis: Of party 'A', numbering 226, about half think action is vital in theory but electorally hazardous. The latter angst is fuelled by party 'B', numbering 18 million (aged 15+), about half of whom want action in theory, but not if it encroaches on our wallets or lifestyles. Not in my back pocket, thank you!
Likely outcome? Perpetual stalemate. Winner? Well certainly not the planet.