Criticism is vital if NZ's climate-change policy is to survive

Criticism is vital if NZ's climate-change policy is to survive
Overstatement and exaggeration are skewing the debate about NZ's climate-change response. (Image: Greenpeace)
Pattrick Smellie
One of the most dangerous problems of both politics and policymaking is groupthink.Diverse views generally inform better outcomes.This is as true in setting climate-change policy as in any other area.Our decision over the last week to publish a series penned by two highly credible analysts covering how and why New Zealand has developed its climate-change policy reflects that.This was not a series that sought to argue the toss about whether or not climate change is real.That debate is settled, other than for a small and shrinking group...

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