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If you are frightened by the COVID virus, wait until you hear about the latest from the climate crisis
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Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: While the New Zealand mainstream media are focused on attacking the Government over failures at the border, there is a far larger threat to New Zealand that is rapidly approaching us with almost no fanfare.

If you are frightened by the Covid virus, wait until you hear the latest from the climate crisis!

Right now, vast parts of Siberia, which is usually frozen solid, is experiencing a heatwave that is thawing permafrost and causing wildfires in a way that has never been seen for thousands of years.

The speed of climate change is so extreme and unprecedented, scientists are scrambling to understand what is happening and how it impacts the rest of us globally.

What we are seeing is the end result of the planet paying lip service to environmental policies and doing nothing to stop the human pollution that is causing the planet to superheat.

At a time when we have been forced to pause because of the pandemic, we must acknowledge that the climate crisis and the abrupt changes it can create are a far bigger threat to us than this virus.

Auckland is running out of water and the impacts of a rapidly warming climate risks hurting the most vulnerable amongst us first.

The pandemic should serve as a warning for the kind of disruptions we are likely to see more and more of in a climate crisis future and demand forward-thinking and a reimagining of New Zealand society as a response. A sustainability mindset of living in harmony with nature that first nation peoples have as their core values.

We require Māori voices in leadership positions espousing those core values of living in harmony with the biosphere more than ever before.


Martyn Bradbury

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