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Emissions targets an admission that we don’t care

Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, July 8th, 2015 - No comments

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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.

An open letter to Andrew Little

Written By: - Date published: 6:08 pm, June 26th, 2015 - 431 comments

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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

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Income in a world of climate change.

Pope Francis has much to say

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

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Pope Francis on Climate Change

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

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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

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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

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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.

Yes it is

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

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

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

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

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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

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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!

400ppm

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

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A significant milestone has been passed.

Hot Air

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

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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

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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.

NZ emissions disaster in The Herald!

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

burning-earth

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

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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

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

Keep it in the ground

Written By: - Date published: 2:09 pm, March 17th, 2015 - 14 comments

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Obama vetos Keystone pipeline

Written By: - Date published: 10:42 am, February 26th, 2015 - 8 comments

smoke stacks

Too little, too late, but a victory the environment (and for sanity) none the less.

The drought

Written By: - Date published: 7:43 am, February 13th, 2015 - 37 comments

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Drought has been declared for a huge region of the South Island. Weather extremes are going to be the new normal – why aren’t we adapting?

North of 2

Written By: - Date published: 2:13 pm, February 1st, 2015 - 138 comments

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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

 

The last gasp of oil

Written By: - Date published: 8:23 am, January 23rd, 2015 - 109 comments

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Fracking has created a short term oil glut. That’s bad news for climate change. Could we at least find a silver lining in this carbon cloud, or will it be business as usual?

2014 hottest year – a good thing!

Written By: - Date published: 11:20 am, January 18th, 2015 - 161 comments

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As widely reported, 2014 was the hottest year on record. And that’s a good thing!

A little place by the beach

Written By: - Date published: 2:26 pm, January 6th, 2015 - 120 comments

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2014 has been confirmed as the hottest year on record. If you own a little place by the beach you might want to ponder the implications…

Another failure at Lima

Written By: - Date published: 7:48 am, December 14th, 2014 - 70 comments

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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.

Climate change is too important to lie about

Written By: - Date published: 7:11 am, December 8th, 2014 - 149 comments

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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.

John Key and the Fart Tax

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…

Standard questions: Andrew Little

Written By: - Date published: 10:50 am, November 13th, 2014 - 63 comments

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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.

Nats’ climate negligence

Written By: - Date published: 7:35 am, November 13th, 2014 - 37 comments

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Yesterday was a big day for climate news, highlighting yet again the irresponsible negligence of this National government.

One News promoted climate crank

Written By: - Date published: 10:54 am, November 5th, 2014 - 183 comments

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After a strong reaction, TVNZ has taken down video and an article featuring a climate change denialist crank.

Responding to our greatest threat

Written By: - Date published: 8:02 am, October 17th, 2014 - 23 comments

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