Bernie Sanders shows why the Zero Carbon bill was so important

US presidential candidate and democratic nominee Bernie Sanders has praised New Zealand for our Zero Carbon bill, and has promised to do something similar if he wins the presidency.

This is the power of New Zealand’s action on climate change. This is why the Zero Carbon bill is so important.

Throughout the past few years, people have been questioning why NZ should take action on climate change when NZ produces so little emissions compared to the rest of the world.

While those that say that have a point, yes, NZ introducing measures alone won’t do anything, it’s the setting of an example that matters. New Zealand has just shown to the world that something like this is possible, and other countries can follow our lead.

To have the US, one of the biggest greenhouse gas emitters, even consider following our lead is a gigantic achievement. Hopefully more nations, and their actual governments will also follow our lead in the near future.

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  1. Raoul

    I agree with your comments up until the last couple of lines. On the one hand, if Bernie Sanders becomes President (and I’m not at all sure that he will) then he might look to following NZ’s lead. If, on the other hand, Donald Trump wins a second term (and that is a real possibility unless the US economy slides deeply over the next 11 months) there is no prospect that he will acknowledge the reality of climate change, His major reason for denying climate change is that he is dependent on continuing support from workers in the coal, gas, oil and mining industries who, he promised he would take care of, He is not at all concerned about the continuing pollution and desecration which could bring disaster to the majority of US citizens. California and some other States have chosen not to follow his self-serving policies.

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