Well, Russel Norman’s more effective at Greenpeace than at the Greens

So who's been telling porkies then?    via zimbio.com

Going straight for the nation’s largest?income earner.

Millions of people across South East Asia are facing a catastrophic smog problem due to the fires, which are caused by the systematic destruction of rainforests and peatlands by the relentless clearing of land for palm plantations.

Described as the biggest environmental crime of the 21st century, the fires are also rapidly destroying the habitat of a third of the world?s wild orangutans and other endangered species.

Indonesia is now on track to release more carbon dioxide this year than the entire United Kingdom; and in just three weeks, the fires have released more CO2 than the annual emissions of Germany.

Greenpeace New Zealand?s Executive Director, Dr Russel Norman, says it?s important for New Zealanders that Fonterra urgently provides credible evidence that its massive use of palm products to feed dairy cows is not contributing to the fires.

“New Zealand is the single biggest importer of Palm Kernel Expeller (PKE) in the world. Almost one-third of the global trade in palm kernel is bought by New Zealand, mostly for the dairy industry,” he says.

I suspect he’s like a pig in shit now that he’s no longer restrained by the niceties of trying to get a political party over the line. ? It’s full-on economic sabotage from now on, although he’ll have a lot of work on his hands to beat the $1.5b worth of damage to the economy that he did with his NZ Power stunt.

Let’s also keep an eye on TVNZ’s attitude towards Greenpeace from here on in. ? After all, Norman’s go-to-gal Andrea Vance works there now.

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