New Zealand will not suffer as other countries will, according to the climate scientists. That's lucky for us but the question arises: should we do anything to help those people around the world who will have to flee their homelands or face starvation because of the destructive climate?
The most immediate thing New Zealanders could do, is reduce the amount of gas we put into the atmosphere that is shared by the whole world.
The less we put into the air here, from car exhausts, farm animals, coal burning and so on, the less damaging the future climate will be across the globe.
Our Government does not appear to be taking any useful steps to curb the country's greenhouse gas emissions, in fact, they are driving a marked increase of emissions through their pro-industry policies. We are, as a country, adding to the serious problem that other people will have to face. I think it's shameful and selfish to pretend we can't do anything about it.
New Zealanders need good leadership around climate change.
We are not getting that from this Government.