Written By: - Date published: 8:15 am, January 23rd, 2016 - 52 comments
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.”
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, December 18th, 2015 - 11 comments
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.
Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, December 15th, 2015 - 55 comments
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.
Written By: - Date published: 11:00 am, December 14th, 2015 - 108 comments
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.
Written By: - Date published: 12:52 am, December 13th, 2015 - 129 comments
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”.
Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, December 8th, 2015 - 32 comments
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.
Written By: - Date published: 8:35 am, December 7th, 2015 - 21 comments
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.
Written By: - Date published: 10:04 am, December 5th, 2015 - 13 comments
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.
Written By: - Date published: 4:14 pm, December 3rd, 2015 - 7 comments
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.
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: 12:15 pm, October 27th, 2015 - 38 comments
This is going to end well…
Written By: - Date published: 2:50 pm, September 29th, 2015 - 10 comments
It’s not just lefties such as yours truly who think it’s mad to cut agricultural (especially emissions) research.
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: 7:05 am, September 12th, 2015 - 74 comments
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.
Written By: - Date published: 5:11 pm, August 25th, 2015 - 12 comments
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”.
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: 4:00 pm, August 12th, 2015 - 51 comments
The Labour Leader gave a powerful speech to the Environmental Defence Society conference today.
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: 6:08 pm, June 26th, 2015 - 432 comments
A respectful open letter to Andrew Little with suggestions for how to win the next election!