2 Dec 2008

Climate science review 'embarrassing'

3:28 pm on 2 December 2008

New Zealand's credibility on climate change issues risks being damaged if a select committee review on climate science goes ahead, says Green party co-leader Russel Norman.

The ACT Party has drawn up terms of reference for a select committee looking at emissions trading, which include a review of climate science.

Dr Norman said it is embarrassing that one of New Zealand's governing parties is pushing for a review of whether global warming is caused by humans or not.

Prime Minister John Key says that is only an ACT proposal, and National believes that human-induced climate change is occurring and intends to address it.

The latest set of global talks on climate change are underway Poland, discussing a new international pact to succeed the Kyoto Protocol.