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Dunedin leads the way

Written By: - Date published: 4:14 pm, December 3rd, 2015 - 7 comments

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On carbon emissions I don’t have any hope for NZ under National, which is still stuck in a stupid fossil fuel mentality. I do have hope for the people, organisations, and regions within NZ who are collectively taking action. And I’m proud that my home of Dunedin is leading the way.

Mopping up the fossil fuels subsidy shame

Written By: - Date published: 8:08 am, December 3rd, 2015 - 17 comments

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McClay said he could not answer the specific question because he had “been advised” no such data exists.

How convenient.

The great greenhouse gas research funding switcherooni

Written By: - Date published: 7:56 am, December 2nd, 2015 - 19 comments

Fossil of the day New Zealand climate change

John Key has announced an increase in funding on research into the reduction of agricultural emissions of greenhouse gasses of $20 million over four years or $5 million a year.  Which is the amount the Government cut from this research two months ago.

The official New Zealand COP21 negotiating guide

Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, December 1st, 2015 - 13 comments

COP21 negotiating guide

The Youth Delegation at COP 21 has secured a copy of the Government’s negotiation guide and has published it …

The ALP’s climate change emissions reduction target

Written By: - Date published: 9:04 am, November 30th, 2015 - 10 comments

Climate change airlines

The Australian Labor Party will today announce its goals for emissions reduction with a plan for zero carbon emissions by 2050.

House arrest for Paris activists

Written By: - Date published: 11:24 am, November 29th, 2015 - 21 comments

Copenhagen-arrested

Why are the so called leaders meeting at COP21 so afraid of public demonstrations? Let the people have their say…

Jarrod Gilbert 1 – Windmills 0

Written By: - Date published: 7:09 am, November 29th, 2015 - 21 comments

Dr Jarrod Gilbert

About time the Police got around to becoming a “very evidence based” service. Building great relationships with academia is a sensible way to start.

NZ Weather Report (2050)

Written By: - Date published: 9:04 am, November 28th, 2015 - 14 comments

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Jarrod Gilbert is tilting at windmills

Written By: - Date published: 7:33 am, November 27th, 2015 - 36 comments

Michael "Worm Farm" Woodhouse

The Official Information Act is now moribund and access to information beyond its scope is granted only to a chosen few and under strict conditions.

The People’s Climate March – Saturday or Sunday

Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, November 27th, 2015 - 204 comments

Paris COP21

With just days to go before the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21) it is time for we the people to make our voices heard. See the list of People’s Climate March events around the country this weekend – most are on Saturday, some are on Sunday.

Why the ETS Review needs to include agriculture

Written By: - Date published: 7:10 am, November 25th, 2015 - 26 comments

Key blighted future

John Key has stated that within three to four years New Zealand’s scientists will have a solution for agricultural greenhouse gas emissions. If this is correct why has the Government just released a discussion paper on the ETS ruling out agricultural emissions because there are no practical technologies available to reduce them?

Greenpeace – Climb It Change – protest

Written By: - Date published: 3:39 pm, November 24th, 2015 - 33 comments

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This morning Greenpeace activists occupied a NIWA oil and gas exploration vessel. #ClimbItChange

Blueskin Bay

Written By: - Date published: 10:30 am, November 24th, 2015 - 28 comments

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The Blueskin Bay settlement north of Dunedin provides an example of people working collectively at a local level to live sustainably.

The People’s climate march

Written By: - Date published: 9:19 am, November 22nd, 2015 - 41 comments

Paris COP21

Nationwide protest marches are planned in New Zealand on November 28 in the run up to the Paris Climate Change talks to give the message to world leaders that real action to address climate change is required.

The future is not going to be an Ecotopia

Written By: - Date published: 1:38 pm, November 20th, 2015 - 71 comments

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The way to keep people occupied during this period of “Pretend and Extend” is to keep a steady stream of establishment fairytales (and horror stories) flowing.

National willfully stupidly blind on climate change

Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, November 20th, 2015 - 98 comments

climate change pacific

As the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment warns of the risks of sea level rises and recommends action, National are clear that they will take none. They are determined to leave all the risks and costs of climate change to future governments.

The third Industrial Revolution

Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, November 19th, 2015 - 106 comments

Paris COP21

The Paris climate change talks will force leaders to confront climate change and the threat of terrorism at the same time.  Can they show the same determination to deal with the gradual but inevitable threat of climate change as they purport to show to deal with the immediate threat of terrorism.

The Pacific as we know it is doomed

Written By: - Date published: 9:57 am, November 4th, 2015 - 211 comments

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“‘Unless the world acts decisively in coming weeks, the Pacific as we know it is doomed,’ says Fijian prime minister Frank Bainimarama”. Odds of the world acting decisively in the coming weeks – effectively nil.

Fouling our nest

Written By: - Date published: 7:04 am, November 2nd, 2015 - 38 comments

New life

New Zealand is a beautiful country, and tourism is our second biggest earner of foreign exchange. We’d be stupid to trash the place, right?

Indonesia is burning

Written By: - Date published: 8:40 am, November 1st, 2015 - 54 comments

Indonesia fire

There is a catastrophic event happening in one of the world’s more populous nations which is receiving very little attention from the media.  Indonesia is burning and no one is paying attention

Technology and the law – and going after Hager

Written By: - Date published: 10:12 am, October 29th, 2015 - 213 comments

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A recent supreme court ruling that a “stored sequence of bytes” constitutes property is pretty bizarre – and it seems to be being used to go after Nicky Hager.

Portugal

Written By: - Date published: 12:15 pm, October 27th, 2015 - 38 comments

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This is going to end well…

Let them drink beer

Written By: - Date published: 1:16 pm, October 25th, 2015 - 30 comments

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Health Minister Coleman provides another salient example of the surreal lengths that National will go to in order to avoid facing up to truths that they don’t approve of.

Climate and Trade

Written By: - Date published: 5:43 pm, October 10th, 2015 - 41 comments

TPPA

The proposed TPP is a protection racket – not a trade deal.

Let’s send Renée Rose Annan to Paris to counter Tim Groser

Written By: - Date published: 9:33 am, October 8th, 2015 - 25 comments

Renee Rose Annan

A young Auckland Green, Renée Rose Annan is fundraising to travel to the Paris Conference on climate change.

NRT: An empty strategy

Written By: - Date published: 9:01 am, October 8th, 2015 - 14 comments

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I/S at No Right Turn on the government’s National Statement of Science Investment . (Meant to repost this earlier in the week!)

Exxon knew

Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, October 5th, 2015 - 24 comments

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Exxon knew all about global warming and the “hockey stick” all the way back in 1981. Naturally the course of action they decided on was to lie and deny.

Embarrassment turns to spite

Written By: - Date published: 8:15 am, October 4th, 2015 - 40 comments

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Parliamentary Services have marred what might otherwise have been a showcase example of how public protest is treated in New Zealand.

Commentary on research cuts

Written By: - Date published: 2:50 pm, September 29th, 2015 - 10 comments

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It’s not just lefties such as yours truly who think it’s mad to cut agricultural (especially emissions) research.

What other countries are doing about climate change

Written By: - Date published: 10:30 am, September 29th, 2015 - 27 comments

Earth climate change

There is hope that the cumulative effect of all the international pledges for the Paris climate change conference may buy the world some time to prevent runaway global warming.  Some countries are pledging to becoming carbon neutral.  New Zealand’s pledge is pathetically weak in comparison.

No particular reason

Written By: - Date published: 10:02 am, September 29th, 2015 - 28 comments

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