The mayor of Nelson is planning to declare this week climate change an emergency.
In my opinion every council in New Zealand should be doing the same. She recognises there is no issue more important, threatening the future of mankind.
Every council should have a fulltime person whose job it is to deal exclusively with climate change. To network with other districts and to research the latest overseas information.
A "young" person would be good, after all, it's about the next generation isn't it?
Come on Lakes Council, surprise me and show initiative. Prove politicians can lead from the front.