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NZ participating in climate fraud

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

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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.

The ink wasn’t dry on COP21 when…

Written By: - Date published: 12:36 pm, December 17th, 2015 - 11 comments

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Rhetoric and reality: Nats on climate change

Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, December 15th, 2015 - 55 comments

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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.

COP21 – More than we expected, less that we needed

Written By: - Date published: 11:00 am, December 14th, 2015 - 108 comments

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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.

COP21 making history

Written By: - Date published: 12:52 am, December 13th, 2015 - 129 comments

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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”.

Hard Numbers to Remember.

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, December 8th, 2015 - 32 comments

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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.

The Anthropocene

Written By: - Date published: 8:35 am, December 7th, 2015 - 21 comments

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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.

TiSA reduces COP21 to a charade

Written By: - Date published: 10:04 am, December 5th, 2015 - 13 comments

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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.

Dunedin leads the way

Written By: - Date published: 4:14 pm, December 3rd, 2015 - 7 comments

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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.

The People’s Climate March – Saturday or Sunday

Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, November 27th, 2015 - 204 comments

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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.

National willfully stupidly blind on climate change

Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, November 20th, 2015 - 98 comments

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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.

The Pacific as we know it is doomed

Written By: - Date published: 9:57 am, November 4th, 2015 - 211 comments

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“‘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.

Portugal

Written By: - Date published: 12:15 pm, October 27th, 2015 - 38 comments

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This is going to end well…

Climate and Trade

Written By: - Date published: 5:43 pm, October 10th, 2015 - 41 comments

TPPA

The proposed TPP is a protection racket – not a trade deal.

Commentary on research cuts

Written By: - Date published: 2:50 pm, September 29th, 2015 - 10 comments

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It’s not just lefties such as yours truly who think it’s mad to cut agricultural (especially emissions) research.

NZ doing more harm than good on climate change

Written By: - Date published: 8:42 am, September 26th, 2015 - 47 comments

head in the sand

“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.”

AgResearch cuts include greenhouse gas research – of course

Written By: - Date published: 12:28 pm, September 25th, 2015 - 28 comments

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Cutting research into greenhouse gases? With our emissions profile? Now? This can’t possibly be mere stupidity. This must be willful blindness.

Hot hotter hottest

Written By: - Date published: 12:01 pm, September 15th, 2015 - 102 comments

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Plenty of distractions in the political circus at the moment, but meanwhile

Refugee crisis a taste of things to come

Written By: - Date published: 7:05 am, September 12th, 2015 - 74 comments

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The current refugee crisis is but a taste of the climate refugee crisis to come. But it according to Key it’s fine, because it won’t be a problem in the next year or two.

Greens’ climate discussion paper

Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, September 4th, 2015 - 122 comments

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The Greens are attempting something remarkable, a plan that is economically credible, but set in the context of realistic environmental constraints. Did they succeed?

NRT: Climate change: Absolute madness

Written By: - Date published: 5:11 pm, August 25th, 2015 - 12 comments

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I/S at No Right Turn: “the government is spending tens of millions of dollars a year paying these companies to destroy the world. It is absolute madness”.

July 2015 the warmest month ever

Written By: - Date published: 5:16 pm, August 21st, 2015 - 65 comments

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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).

Andrew Little on climate change

Written By: - Date published: 4:00 pm, August 12th, 2015 - 51 comments

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The Labour Leader gave a powerful speech to the Environmental Defence Society conference today.

Zero by 50

Written By: - Date published: 5:34 pm, August 9th, 2015 - 138 comments

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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”

And yet…

Obama’s climate initiative – too little too late

Written By: - Date published: 11:39 am, August 5th, 2015 - 48 comments

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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).

Emissions targets an admission that we don’t care

Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, July 8th, 2015 - 46 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 - 432 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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