Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, November 27th, 2015 - 204 comments
With just days to go before the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21) it is time for we the people to make our voices heard. See the list of People’s Climate March events around the country this weekend – most are on Saturday, some are on Sunday.
Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, November 20th, 2015 - 98 comments
As the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment warns of the risks of sea level rises and recommends action, National are clear that they will take none. They are determined to leave all the risks and costs of climate change to future governments.
Written By: - Date published: 9:57 am, November 4th, 2015 - 211 comments
“‘Unless the world acts decisively in coming weeks, the Pacific as we know it is doomed,’ says Fijian prime minister Frank Bainimarama”. Odds of the world acting decisively in the coming weeks – effectively nil.
Written By: - Date published: 5:43 pm, October 10th, 2015 - 41 comments
The proposed TPP is a protection racket – not a trade deal.
Written By: - Date published: 8:42 am, September 26th, 2015 - 47 comments
“Key told not to attend Paris and to pull NZ delegation”.
“It would be better for humanity if John Key were to stay home, and instruct Minister Groser and the delegation to do likewise.”
Written By: - Date published: 12:28 pm, September 25th, 2015 - 28 comments
Cutting research into greenhouse gases? With our emissions profile? Now? This can’t possibly be mere stupidity. This must be willful blindness.
Written By: - Date published: 12:01 pm, September 15th, 2015 - 102 comments
Plenty of distractions in the political circus at the moment, but meanwhile…
Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, September 4th, 2015 - 122 comments
The Greens are attempting something remarkable, a plan that is economically credible, but set in the context of realistic environmental constraints. Did they succeed?
Written By: - Date published: 5:16 pm, August 21st, 2015 - 65 comments
July was hot hot hot. Meanwhile, let’s keep focussing on economic growth and more exports (and not making the middle classes too nervous that life is going to change radically, one way or another).
Written By: - Date published: 5:34 pm, August 9th, 2015 - 138 comments
In Copenhagen, our government committed itself, and by extension, us “To hold the increase in global temperature below two degrees Celsius and to take actions to meet this objective, consistent with the science and on the basis of equity”
Written By: - Date published: 11:39 am, August 5th, 2015 - 48 comments
Far too late in his presidency Obama is taking important action on climate change. But it isn’t enough, not nearly enough, as new research shows that we need to achieve “negative emissions” (i.e. carbon capture).
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, July 8th, 2015 - 46 comments
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.
Written By: - Date published: 10:52 am, June 26th, 2015 - 97 comments
Income in a world of climate change.
Written By: - Date published: 1:07 pm, June 16th, 2015 - 66 comments
No beating about the bush.
Written By: - Date published: 9:12 am, June 4th, 2015 - 96 comments
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.
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.