Reader Peter sends me an article from the New Zealand Business Review. The article is paywalled, but it reveals that the Kiwi Green Party has been downplaying concerns over global warming, with the subject now barely warranting a mention at the party's annual conference.
The down rating is huge. Green co-leader Russel Norman in his speech to this month’s annual conference never once mentioned global warming...The Green Party did have a climate change conference the following week but Mr Norman’s keynote speech lacked any of the usual end-of-world prophecy and knee-jerk call to de-industrialise. His concern was the pedestrian one that New Zealand is failing to meet its international obligations.
There was no hellfire and no brimstone.