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Dear John Roughan

Written By: - Date published: 8:04 am, July 19th, 2015 - 41 comments


Dear John Roughan – I don’t think you’re a stupid person, but sometimes you use your platform in The Herald to say stupid things.

Local right wing media on climate change

Written By: - Date published: 10:23 am, July 18th, 2015 - 139 comments

Earth climate change

Jack Tame on Newstalk ZB has recently brought refreshingly realistic commentary on climate change.  Meanwhile in the Herald climate change is thought to be a good thing because summers become warmer.

Emissions targets an admission that we don’t care

Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, July 8th, 2015 - 46 comments

head in the sand

The emissions reduction target decided by the Nat government is an admission that we as a country don’t give a stuff about the future.

Marching backwards to diesel

Written By: - Date published: 4:38 pm, July 1st, 2015 - 35 comments


Replacing electric trains with diesel is the kind of short-term stupid decision making that is unfortunately typical of the way NZ is currently run.

Gagging scientists

Written By: - Date published: 10:02 am, June 27th, 2015 - 13 comments


Forty percent of scientists surveyed feel that they are unable to speak out on issues within their areas of expertise because of management policy or concern over losing funding.

An open letter to Andrew Little

Written By: - Date published: 6:08 pm, June 26th, 2015 - 432 comments

Andrew Little

A respectful open letter to Andrew Little with suggestions for how to win the next election!

Universal Basic Income Experiment

Written By: - Date published: 10:52 am, June 26th, 2015 - 97 comments


Income in a world of climate change.

Red Cross flood appeal

Written By: - Date published: 11:50 am, June 25th, 2015 - 5 comments


Red Cross is collecting for those recently affected by flooding in NZ. Here’s how to donate…

Dutch Court declares war on climate change

Written By: - Date published: 8:34 am, June 25th, 2015 - 36 comments

John Key cut pollution create jobs yeah nah2

A Dutch Court has ordered the Dutch Government to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 25% within five years and has stated that developed countries should take the lead in doing so.  It makes you wonder if a similar case could be conducted in New Zealand. Update:  Greenpeace protesters have erected a large banner on Parliament which sums up the Government’s approach very well.

Pope Francis has much to say

Written By: - Date published: 7:20 am, June 22nd, 2015 - 219 comments


More flooding

Written By: - Date published: 10:28 am, June 21st, 2015 - 37 comments


All the best to those affected by the latest round of flooding.

Pope Francis on Climate Change

Written By: - Date published: 1:07 pm, June 16th, 2015 - 66 comments


No beating about the bush.

It’s just too expensive to act on climate change

Written By: - Date published: 1:30 pm, June 15th, 2015 - 187 comments


Imagine Wellington without coastal roads. Of course, it’s just too expensive to take action on our greenhouse gas emissions…

Herald supports Greens on climate change

Written By: - Date published: 9:12 am, June 4th, 2015 - 96 comments

New life

Even an anonymous editorial in The Herald supports The Greens’ proposal for discussions with National on climate change. Key needs to acknowledge the facts, get some guts, and stop playing politics with the issue.

Voices of the people on emissions targets and climate change

Written By: - Date published: 7:17 am, June 1st, 2015 - 37 comments


A record of the Dunedin consultation meeting on NZ’s emission targets. It was an extraordinary evening. So many people spoke with concern, with intelligence, with anger, with compassion, with emotion. Some spoke with hope, some without.

Please – make a written submission before Wednesday.

Yes it is

Written By: - Date published: 1:56 pm, May 31st, 2015 - 53 comments


“Is this a glimpse of Earth’s future?”

Make a submission – Generation Zero video

Written By: - Date published: 5:01 pm, May 29th, 2015 - 5 comments


Dunedin climate consultation meeting

Written By: - Date published: 9:54 am, May 22nd, 2015 - 77 comments


“It was an emotional meeting and I felt in turns angry, frustrated, helpless, very sad, and disillusioned. I also felt privileged to be in the company of so many knowledgeable, passionate people.”

National literally want to hide the costs of inaction on climate change

Written By: - Date published: 6:45 am, May 20th, 2015 - 134 comments


We the people only learned of Treasury projections on the costs of inaction on climate change (up to $52 billion) because someone screwed up a redacted document. We were never meant to know. And National’s Minister for Climate Change Issues statement on the matter is that Treasury should have done a better job of hiding this vital information from the public.

Climate “consultation” – Fix Our Future

Written By: - Date published: 8:16 am, May 19th, 2015 - 12 comments


The government is “consulting” we the people on New Zealand’s climate change target. You can use Generation Zero’s Fix Our Future site to make a submission. Do it!

Wild weather

Written By: - Date published: 6:22 am, May 15th, 2015 - 46 comments


All the best to those coping with the wild weather or its aftermath. We’ll see lots of photos of floods and damage, but no discussion of the increasing risks of extreme weather.


Written By: - Date published: 8:06 am, May 11th, 2015 - 180 comments

smoke stacks

A significant milestone has been passed.

Hot Air

Written By: - Date published: 10:23 am, May 10th, 2015 - 2 comments


The award winning documentary Hot Air, on the politics of climate change in New Zealand, by Alister Barry & Abi King-Jones, is now free to view on Youtube.

The Californian canary

Written By: - Date published: 11:54 am, May 2nd, 2015 - 42 comments


Not that I wish any ill on Californians, but in the grand scheme of things it is probably good for our global chances of action to limit climate change that such a clear example of the damaging effects are playing out in the USA’s back yard.

The pope and climate change

Written By: - Date published: 9:51 am, April 30th, 2015 - 32 comments

Pope Francis

The Pope is calling for action on climate change. Naturally, he is being attacked for it.

NRT: Climate change: Good news on agriculture

Written By: - Date published: 2:05 pm, April 28th, 2015 - 18 comments


New Zealand’s policy on climate change has been one of inaction. A key plank in this is our emissions profile. Roughly 50% of our greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture. We couldn’t do anything about them. Instead farmers increase emissions and turn our lakes and streams into toxic sewers. But AgResearch scientists now have a solution for the emissions.

NZ emissions disaster in The Herald!

Written By: - Date published: 3:21 pm, April 11th, 2015 - 112 comments


Well knock me over with a feather. The disaster that is NZ’s greenhouse gas emissions has broken out of the ghetto of Twitter and Parliament TV, and made it on the front page of the (digital) Herald.

California drought

Written By: - Date published: 11:40 am, April 3rd, 2015 - 47 comments


The California drought gives us a case study in how the effects of climate change are going to play out.

Fast followers – not

Written By: - Date published: 7:33 am, April 1st, 2015 - 30 comments


In which NZ, along with many other countries, flunks the first test of the Paris climate change talks.

NRT: This does not bode well

Written By: - Date published: 12:30 pm, March 31st, 2015 - 22 comments


I/S at No Right Turn on the way that National is manipulating official environmental reporting to try and conceal the damage…

Drill baby drill will not work

Written By: - Date published: 11:14 am, March 31st, 2015 - 25 comments

Cleaning up John Keys mess

Simon Bridges announced yesterday the release of the 2015 block offer. Potentially oil companies could be drilling in deep sea pristine environmental areas off the West Coast where the endangered Maui’s Dolphin lives. He calls for a “mixed balance” of energy generation. But all this means is that he wants the good mixed with the bad.

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