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The Chrematistic Camel

Written By: - Date published: 7:26 pm, July 4th, 2016 - 110 comments

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So this post is about a suite of frameworks not to adopt if the goal is to avoid 2 degrees of global warming.

A bit wet lately

Written By: - Date published: 12:31 pm, June 30th, 2016 - 105 comments

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It’s a Side-show, “Bob”.

Written By: - Date published: 10:37 am, June 28th, 2016 - 279 comments

haruspice

From the circus that never leaves town.

A Tale of Two Droughts

Written By: - Date published: 6:38 pm, June 22nd, 2016 - 44 comments

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Climate change is now causing extreme dry weather events and is increasingly blamed for water shortages. But what we are doing on the ground has just as much influence on our experience of drought. As New Zealand farmers call for drought relief this winter, it’s time we looked at how we manage land and water, and the critical role this plays in whether humans can live with variable rainfall in the age of climate change. Here’s a stellar example from India.

This is what sustainable fishing looks like

Written By: - Date published: 10:10 am, June 15th, 2016 - 119 comments

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It turns out there will be no jobs on a dead planet.” 

While New Zealand is struggling to maintain integrity around fishing and resource management, an ocean farmer in the US is leading the way in economic and ecologic sustainability. This is how we can do things differently.

Scottish Parliament votes to ban fracking. 

Written By: - Date published: 3:14 pm, June 11th, 2016 - 60 comments

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Imagine a country where the political divide is over whether to ban fracking outright or to be opposed to fracking but have a moratorium first in order to gather more evidence.

What now Paula?

Written By: - Date published: 9:09 am, June 7th, 2016 - 20 comments

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Seeing is believing they say, and Paula Bennett says that she has taken on board the climate change message after a Pacific visit. So what now Paula? It’s a tough question for sure. But at least you’re blessed with an opposition that will cooperate, instead of trying to whip up people’s fears and obstruct progress for political gain.

Good News!

Written By: - Date published: 10:41 am, June 5th, 2016 - 158 comments

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May figures just out…

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.

Portugal

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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South Dunedin, Lower Hutt, Christchurch, Napier…

Don’t extend polluting Huntly power station!

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

smoking-chimneys

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.

February breaks all records

Written By: - Date published: 9:36 am, March 15th, 2016 - 93 comments

burning-earth

The evidence that we have significantly underestimated the speed of climate change is mounting steadily.

Jeanette Fitzsimons calls to scrap the emissions trading scheme

Written By: - Date published: 8:12 am, March 5th, 2016 - 13 comments

smoking-chimneys

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.

Cyclone Winston

Written By: - Date published: 9:12 am, February 21st, 2016 - 8 comments

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Cyclone Winston is the strongest ever southern hemisphere storm. Fiji has been hit hard.

Corporate Saviours

Written By: - Date published: 12:37 pm, February 12th, 2016 - 66 comments

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oh, hallelujah…

NZ participating in climate fraud

Written By: - Date published: 8:15 am, January 23rd, 2016 - 52 comments

smoking-chimneys

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.”

2015 hottest year. By. Far.

Written By: - Date published: 9:55 am, January 21st, 2016 - 231 comments

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NZ and the emissions scams

Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, December 18th, 2015 - 11 comments

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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.

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