From Chris Perkins.
IN common with many people, I was very disappointed that the States did not rescind the incinerator project. I was, however, just as disappointed by the poor quality of debate and the lack of understanding displayed by many of our el-ected representatives.
Deputy Wimberley brought a deeply researched, scientific proposition to the House.
Unfortunately, TTS Minister Mike Jackson seemed to think that Deputy Wimberley somehow had a desire to return us to the Stone Age and said of him that ‘he seems to think we should all revert to living in caves and wearing animal skins’. This, sadly, portrays a lack of understanding of environmental issues that really is from the dark ages.
We must take care of our Island and our planet. Just two weeks ago the president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science said that ‘the American President has just four years to save the planet’.
Jersey can play its part in saving the planet, and it has to start now.
Our States Members have a responsibility to take heed of the scientific evidence that indicates how close we have come to environmental Armageddon. Otherwise future generations may look upon animal skins as being the height of luxury.
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