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Trump In, Bern Out, Hillary Home and Hosed?

Written By: - Date published: 11:18 am, May 27th, 2016 - 196 comments

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Donald Trump has finally got the last Republican delegates need to secure his candidacy. Bernie Sanders has lost his race (but is being pressured to stand as an independent). Now that the candidates are all but confirmed, the sideshow is over. It’s Clinton vs Drumpf in the most entertaining election in a generation.

The Mother Budget

Written By: - Date published: 6:21 pm, May 26th, 2016 - 86 comments

Hubble discovers Black Holes in unexpected places.

There are budgets and there are budgets. And for all the presence or absence of bright ideas, there’s a budget that threatens to subsume all others…

Greenhouse emissions taskforce

Written By: - Date published: 7:20 am, May 22nd, 2016 - 115 comments

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With news that NZ’s greenhouse emissions are at a 25 year high the announcement of a new taskforce “to provide advice and ways in which we can drive down our emissions” is as welcome as it is overdue.

Climate change: time playing tricks

Written By: - Date published: 11:03 pm, May 21st, 2016 - 18 comments

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A recap of the 2006 climate change documentary “Dimming the Sun” featuring NASA’s Jim Hansen. Time has definitely not been kind to us.

Europe 1 Dunedin 0

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, May 20th, 2016 - 79 comments

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In Europe different communities and countries have managed to rely solely on renewable electricity sources, but in Dunedin some locals are fighting a community’s attempt to become sustainable.

We’re going to burn it all, until we burn it down.

Written By: - Date published: 12:11 am, May 20th, 2016 - 173 comments

oil-drop

What does it really mean to reduce NZ’s total fossil fuel use by 50% by 2030: a warm up discussion for an upcoming thought experiment.

Portugal

Written By: - Date published: 12:28 pm, May 19th, 2016 - 114 comments

global warming

There are bits of good news out there, but there’s a lot of denial around the mess we’re in.

A message for our anti-science government

Written By: - Date published: 3:00 pm, May 18th, 2016 - 37 comments

drought cows

Here’s some more science for the government to hate on: “Paris climate agreement cannot be met without emissions reduction target for agriculture”.

Nice weather down here…

Written By: - Date published: 10:37 am, May 16th, 2016 - 181 comments

hot potato

… and a freight train coming down the tracks.

Break Free 2016

Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, May 12th, 2016 - 60 comments

smoking-chimneys

Break Free From Fossil Fuels. There are still events coming up in NZ, including today in Dunedin.

Silencing scientists integral to National’s anti-science DNA

Written By: - Date published: 1:34 pm, May 11th, 2016 - 40 comments

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“It’s gone too far. The spin and message control has got stronger. They are less willing to put scientists out there to talk to the public because of the inability to control the message” – Shaun Hendy.

Alberta burning

Written By: - Date published: 7:29 am, May 8th, 2016 - 31 comments

canada-wildfire

The Canadian wildfire is “unprecedented” in its size and ferocity. There have been mass evacuations, and whole suburbs burnt out. Wildfires have doubled in Canada since the early 70’s – “And we’ve published work that states that this is because of human-caused climate change.”

Climate Change Change Pt 1: What are we waiting for?

Written By: - Date published: 9:20 am, May 3rd, 2016 - 48 comments

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Before government spending cuts there was The Riot for Austerity, a grass roots Climate Change movement that showed how it was possible for ordinary people to change and significantly reduce their carbon emissions without someone forcing them to.

Maybe stop dropping it…

Written By: - Date published: 11:28 am, May 2nd, 2016 - 151 comments

hot potato

…the hot potato – stop dropping it. Maybe grow the fuck up and react intelligently to the blindingly obvious.

Who needs water anyway

Written By: - Date published: 8:09 am, April 30th, 2016 - 46 comments

dirty-water

Or waterways are starting to stink as much as our murky tax havens.

Herald editorial nails Government over climate change inaction

Written By: - Date published: 7:49 am, April 28th, 2016 - 31 comments

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The Herald castigated the Government over its inaction over climate change in an editorial released this morning.

RSNZ report – Transition to a low-carbon economy

Written By: - Date published: 11:43 am, April 27th, 2016 - 30 comments

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Today the Royal Society of NZ released the second of two reports into climate change and the actions NZ should be taking. Great work. Now all we need is great action.

NRT: This is what happens if you don’t have a plan

Written By: - Date published: 3:23 pm, April 26th, 2016 - 4 comments

no right turn

I/S at No Right Turn on the renewables target and futility of targets without plans.

NZ – The underarm bowlers of climate change

Written By: - Date published: 8:34 am, April 23rd, 2016 - 17 comments

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NZ under the Key government has hit new depths of ignominy as per capita the world’s biggest climate change cheat. And we plan to keep using the fraudulent “credits” we have purchased.

Who is behind the New Zealand Initiative?

Written By: - Date published: 9:02 am, April 22nd, 2016 - 201 comments

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The New Zealand Initiative has produced a research paper attacking the proposal for a sugar tax.  But who is it and who is it speaking on behalf of?

Going electric

Written By: - Date published: 10:40 am, April 19th, 2016 - 70 comments

WhoKilledtheElectricCar

Old Zeeland showing New Zealand the way.

Climate change – that ship has sailed

Written By: - Date published: 9:55 am, April 18th, 2016 - 57 comments

burning-earth

Our models and our plans for responding to climate change are already out of date.

Goodbye.

Written By: - Date published: 1:20 pm, April 1st, 2016 - 103 comments

ocean

South Dunedin, Lower Hutt, Christchurch, Napier…

Global elite plan their escape from “pleb masses”

Written By: - Date published: 11:03 am, March 29th, 2016 - 35 comments

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So, Key has now come out and revealed to us how afraid the global oligarch class (and their well paid professional enablers) are. They appear to have no plans to reverse their activites to make things better for us.

Key wants to turn New Zealand into a haven for the 1%

Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, March 29th, 2016 - 91 comments

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Fran O’Sullivan has spilt the beans.  John Key thinks that overseas terrorism and by implication climate change are good for the New Zealand economy and that the country should not do anything about overseas corporates paying low tax rates because investment will occur.  And he wants New Zealand to become a haven for people overseas fleeing from terrorism and climate change.  But only if they are wealthy.

Don’t extend polluting Huntly power station!

Written By: - Date published: 11:09 am, March 21st, 2016 - 134 comments

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Power companies are trying to back out of the previously announced commitment to shut down the fossil fueled power plants at Huntly.

Greenpeace action – live

Written By: - Date published: 9:11 am, March 21st, 2016 - 17 comments

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Greenpeace: We are live at the oil industry conference in Auckland. Through non-violent peaceful civil disobedience, we intend to send the strongest message we can that New Zealand must join the global fight to quit oil and meet the greatest challenge of our time – climate change.

National tricky on climate change aid

Written By: - Date published: 8:27 am, March 19th, 2016 - 10 comments

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TVOne has discovered that National’s preposed climate change aid spend announced at COP21 would result in a reduction in the amount spent compared to previous years.

Greenpeace day of action on Climate Change

Written By: - Date published: 10:55 am, March 18th, 2016 - 6 comments

Greenpeace Peaceful disobedience

Greenpeace is planning a day of peaceful civil disobedience in support of real climate change action this Monday March 21. And big oil has a conference at Sky City in Auckland on that date.

National admits the ETS is broken

Written By: - Date published: 9:04 am, March 18th, 2016 - 12 comments

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Paula Bennett has conceded that the Emissions Trading Scheme is not working and that the two for one scheme which halves the cost of carbon credits for major polluters will be phased out. But when?

Key fiddles while dairy industry burns

Written By: - Date published: 9:27 am, March 16th, 2016 - 46 comments

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The dairy crisis is escalating with a further drop in prices occurring overnight. And John Key has chosen to defend the Government’s handling of the crisis by attacking Andrew Little.  He would be better off explaining what his Government is doing to address what is becoming a crisis.

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