Ministry of Transport officials have eschewed English when mentioning the title of a discussion document on climate-change emissions and how to reduce them. Maybe this explains the strength of the public response, as measured by submissions.
On the ministry website we learn:
Summary of Submissions Hīkina te Kohupara
Wow. That’s 0.01% of the population, if each submission represents the interests of just one citizen, although some submissions (fair to say) would have been made on behalf of many people.
Our Minister of Transport, Michael Wood, has demonstrated he is a dab hand at drilling into thin data and coming up with rich pickings.
Today he has issued a press statement in which he declares there is “strong support” on a range of potential policies to eliminate transport emissions.
The statement is headed Kiwis want emissions driven down.
It was one of three new ones posted on The Beehive website since Point of Order last brought readers up to date with what our ministers are doing.
One of the others deals with the Alert Level Four lockdown, which does the climate a huge favour by significantly reducing traffic flows and hence the emissions.
Curiously, there is no press statement from the PM to record her announcement of the lockdown. Continue reading “How 93% of 767 submissions can amount to strong Kiwi support for govt’s emissions reduction proposals”