Written By: - Date published: 6:21 pm, May 26th, 2016 - 9 comments
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…
Written By: - Date published: 7:20 am, May 22nd, 2016 - 115 comments
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.
Written By: - Date published: 12:28 pm, May 19th, 2016 - 114 comments
There are bits of good news out there, but there’s a lot of denial around the mess we’re in.
Written By: - Date published: 10:37 am, May 16th, 2016 - 181 comments
… and a freight train coming down the tracks.
Written By: - Date published: 7:29 am, May 8th, 2016 - 31 comments
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.”
Written By: - Date published: 9:20 am, May 3rd, 2016 - 48 comments
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.
Written By: - Date published: 11:28 am, May 2nd, 2016 - 151 comments
…the hot potato – stop dropping it. Maybe grow the fuck up and react intelligently to the blindingly obvious.
Written By: - Date published: 8:34 am, April 23rd, 2016 - 17 comments
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.
Written By: - Date published: 9:55 am, April 18th, 2016 - 57 comments
Our models and our plans for responding to climate change are already out of date.
Written By: - Date published: 11:09 am, March 21st, 2016 - 134 comments
Power companies are trying to back out of the previously announced commitment to shut down the fossil fueled power plants at Huntly.
Written By: - Date published: 9:11 am, March 21st, 2016 - 17 comments
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.
Written By: - Date published: 9:36 am, March 15th, 2016 - 93 comments
The evidence that we have significantly underestimated the speed of climate change is mounting steadily.
Written By: - Date published: 8:12 am, March 5th, 2016 - 13 comments
When National took over in 2008 they gutted the Emissions Trading Scheme, and now we’re at the point where it is used to launder essentially fraudulent carbon credits. Jeanette Fitzsimons has reached the obvious conclusion.
Written By: - Date published: 9:12 am, February 21st, 2016 - 8 comments
Cyclone Winston is the strongest ever southern hemisphere storm. Fiji has been hit hard.
Written By: - Date published: 8:15 am, January 23rd, 2016 - 52 comments
An article that appeared on December 26th in the Dom Post is much too important to be left languishing in the Christmas news vacuum. “We [NZ] have been the biggest abuser of fraudulent carbon credits. Someone should be answerable as an accessory to the fraud.”
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, December 18th, 2015 - 11 comments
I/S at No Right Turn did some excellent work yesterday on the scams that underly New Zealand’s claims to be meeting its emissions targets.
Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, December 15th, 2015 - 55 comments
The Nats want to wallow in the feel-good rhetoric of COP21 action to address climate change. But it’s clear that they don’t intend to take the “ambitious action” they are heralding.
Written By: - Date published: 11:00 am, December 14th, 2015 - 108 comments
The dust is settling on COP21. After some initial optimism based on early reports, it’s clear that we didn’t get what we needed from Paris.
Written By: - Date published: 12:52 am, December 13th, 2015 - 129 comments
Big news from COP21 in Paris, with a final draft of the agreement just released. It is sounding surprisingly good, 1.5 degree target, “fair, durable, balanced and legally-binding”.
Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, December 8th, 2015 - 32 comments
This post is essentially a distillation of two presentations given by Kevin Anderson at the Earth 101 gathering in Iceland earlier this year. You can view them here and here I highly recommend that you do as they are packed with high quality, no nonsense information. For those who don’t know, Kevin Anderson was the director of the Tyndall Centre, the UK’s leading academic climate change research organization and is a professor of energy and climate change in the School of Mechanical, Aeronautical and Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester.
Written By: - Date published: 8:35 am, December 7th, 2015 - 21 comments
Heavy flooding in Chennai and the North of England is the latest in a long line of recent extreme weather events. Welcome to the Anthropocene.
Written By: - Date published: 10:04 am, December 5th, 2015 - 13 comments
That National Ltd™ is currently in the process of giving away New Zealand’s sovereignty in areas such as energy resources and related regulations, explains its contempt for the environment and the talking down of expectations regarding climate change.
Written By: - Date published: 4:14 pm, December 3rd, 2015 - 7 comments
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.