- Jan 16, 2010
The opposition are there to oppose the government. Hence the name.TheRealCJ said:Right, right, sorry, I did mean opposition.
Of course, given the way things are blowing, they'll be majority come next election.
If the government wants to cut greenhouse emissions, it's the opposition's job to say that there's no science behind it, it's a stupid thing dreamt up by hippies.
If the government doesn't want to do anything, it's the opposition's job to demand the government takes action (providing the issue is big enough for anyone to care).
In any case, the problem with climate change is that there's nobody you can point to and blame.
Various places pump out various gases, which may lead to various increases in various things. Whatever the outcomes may be, there won't be a clear cause and effect to follow. Secondly, there's nobody to enforce such measures. No nation is going to find it easy to put measures in place that others can happily ignore.