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You don't have the guts, campaigner tells MPs

Monday 2 Sep 19 11:00am

Lisa McLaren on the job outside the Beehive with climate minister James Shaw


A YOUNG WOMAN who has dedicated her life so far to the zero-carbon bill says she has so little faith in the country’s leaders to act on climate change that she is afraid to have children. 

“I don’t think you have the guts,” 31-year-old Lisa McLaren told MPs last week. “I think you will be bought off by interest groups who claim to support their people, but who have been getting in the way of supporting those same people to transition with dignity for the last few decades.”

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