415 parts per million

Is roughly the number of times that the Green Party of Aotearoa/NZ mentions CO2. And that might even be generous.

I’ve searched Twitter for the mention of CO2 by the Green MPs and a few of their younger members who are obviously aiming for MP roles in the future;

MPs

  • @jamespeshaw (co-leader and climate change minister) – a big fat zero.
  • @MaramaDavidson (co-leader) – 2 both in November/December 2018
  • @GarethMP – lots before 2016 none afterwards. Still focused in this area though unlike the others.
  • @JulieAnneGenter – often before 2016. Once afterwards (19th October 2016).
  • @EugenieSage – twice – some focus there but seems somewhat naive. None after 2015.
  • @_chloeswarbrick – a big fat zero
  • @janlogie – a big fat zero
  • @golrizghahraman – a big fat zero

Jan/Golriz not focusing here is no surprise. Chloe is a surprise though, so I can only assume that her Green credentials are also lacking. James Shaw as climate change minister should be ashamed of himself.

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The Trans Greens (totally focused on Trans issues and obviously planning to become MPs at some stage).

  • thewildernerd – 3 all related to Resene who (supposedly, havn’t checked) were into climate denial in 2017
  • @max_tweedie – a big fat zero
  • @scoutriver – a big fat zero

Generation Zero
@MrFindlayC (Generation Zero leader) – a big fat zero

(well accidentally once, in giving Greenpeace a hard time for mentioning it and methane)

Absolutely exactly what was expected, neither the Trans Greens nor Findlay disappointed (although of course they do all the time as ‘Greens’, the $#@!s)

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So there you have it. I would suggest that Gareth and Julie-Anne have some understanding of Green issues but none of the others deserves to be able to call themselves a Green. There would seem to be an edict banning Green MPs and others from referring to CO2 either as a result of Shaw becoming co-leader or in the run-up (for a year mind you) before the 2017 election.

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