Tuesday, 12 March 2024 10:53

Seriously?

Written by  The Hound

OPINION: Your old mate can't believe how that infamous environmental vandal and professional stirrer Mike Smith is now being beatified in some circles as an eco-warrior.

In a surprise move, the Supreme Court recently ruled in favour of Smith's climate case finding that he has the right to sue the seven big companies - including Fonterra - for their role in 'causing' climate change.

The court said these companies may be liable for the harm their climate pollution causes.

In a statement, Smith said he's "delighted with today's decision, and it is a vital step in holding climate polluters to account. The planet is burning, and we need to hold those responsible to account".

Those of us who have been around the traps a while will well remember Smith cutting down the lone pine tree on One Tree Hill in Auckland.

Not sure how the supposed eco-hero's actions in that case saved the 'planet from burning'.

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