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Ratifying the Kyoto Protocol

Ratifying the Kyoto Protocol

This cartoon depicts New Zealand committing suicide on its sword by ratifying the Kyoto Protocol while the large countries – and major carbon emitters – Australia, the United States, India and China – ignore the issue.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: DX-003-042
Cartoon by Bob Brockie

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How to cite this page:

Eric Pawson, 'Economy and the environment - New Zealand’s ecological impact', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 September 2021)

Story by Eric Pawson, published 11 Mar 2010