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.
Written By: - Date published: 8:06 am, May 11th, 2015 - 180 comments
A significant milestone has been passed.
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.
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.
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.
Written By: - Date published: 10:42 am, February 26th, 2015 - 8 comments
Too little, too late, but a victory the environment (and for sanity) none the less.
Written By: - Date published: 2:13 pm, February 1st, 2015 - 138 comments
The international energy agency’s (IEA) view on climate change is that we are “on track for a 3.5°C rise by 2040″ (i.e. 4.2°C relative to pre-industrial).
Fatih Birol – IEA chief economist said (3 years ago)
When I look at this data, the trend is perfectly in line with a temperature increase of 6 degrees Celsius, which would have devastating consequences for the planet….we have 5 years to change the energy system – or have it changed
Written By: - Date published: 11:20 am, January 18th, 2015 - 161 comments
As widely reported, 2014 was the hottest year on record. And that’s a good thing!
Written By: - Date published: 7:48 am, December 14th, 2014 - 70 comments
While I have come to expect nothing from the annual climate change talks, this years’ failure is particularly galling because of the active role that NZ played in it.
Written By: - Date published: 7:11 am, December 8th, 2014 - 149 comments
First instinct, lie. When caught, trivialise and try to deny the science. When pushed, argue that we have to wait for others. When cornered, plead that it’s all about the economy, and promise to act later. Groser is as bad as Key.
Written By: - Date published: 3:16 pm, November 17th, 2014 - 35 comments
Momentum is building for action on climate change – but Key reckons it’s all just too hard for little old NZ. If only the Nats hadn’t killed of funding for research into the reduction of agricultural emissions…
Written By: - Date published: 10:50 am, November 13th, 2014 - 63 comments
A couple of weeks ago we asked readers to suggest questions for written answers from the candidates. We chose / edited six questions, and sent them to the four campaigns. Here are Andrew Little’s answers.
Written By: - Date published: 7:35 am, November 13th, 2014 - 37 comments
Yesterday was a big day for climate news, highlighting yet again the irresponsible negligence of this National government.
Written By: - Date published: 8:02 am, October 17th, 2014 - 23 comments
Written By: - Date published: 10:56 am, February 11th, 2014 - 45 comments
Governments are holding on to their traditional roles and functions, but the world has changed. We need something else.
Written By: - Date published: 7:24 am, June 27th, 2013 - 96 comments
The Tea Party / Republican Party in Congress are a bunch of anti-science crazies who will never agree to any action to tackle climate change. But Obama doesn’t need them. And it looks like he has finally decided to act.
Written By: - Date published: 1:38 pm, May 13th, 2013 - 19 comments
Research published today in the journal Nature Climate Change looked at 50,000 globally widespread and common species and found that more than one half of the plants and one third of the animals will lose more than half of their climatic range by 2080 if nothing is done to reduce the amount of global warming and slow it down.
Written By: - Date published: 8:18 am, March 13th, 2013 - 24 comments
John Armstrong thinks poor Bill English has got it tough with the current drought and its impact on the budget. You’re thinking too small John. Way too small.