The strait of Hormuz

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Date published: 8:44 am, July 20th, 2019 - 16 comments
Categories: business, capitalism, Donald Trump, energy, Iran, transport, us politics
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With the seizing of an oil tanker by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz today as a presumably tit-for-tat escalation for British seizing an Iranian ship, and the U.S. Navy harassing their coastline, we are in for a senseless and dangerous political escalation.

There is no climate emergency according to National

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Date published: 10:59 am, July 19th, 2019 - 170 comments
Categories: climate change, disaster, Environment, ETS, global warming, national, same old national, science, Simon Bridges
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Simon Wilson has suggested in the the Herald this morning that for purely political reasons National will frustrate and stymie action on climate change

Open mike 20/07/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, July 20th, 2019 - 102 comments

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Daily review 19/07/2019

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Open mike 19/07/2019

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Daily review 18/07/2019

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Tolley upsets Youth Parliamentarian

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Date published: 1:26 pm, July 18th, 2019 - 54 comments

Anne Tolley has attracted adverse attention to the Youth Parliament by telling a young participant that she should not read from speech notes.

Brian Easton on methane

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Date published: 9:14 am, July 18th, 2019 - 4 comments

Brian Easton has put up a interesting post at Pundit which looks at how we should measure and constrain in our methane emissions. My initial impression is that his approach defeats the purpose of trying to reduce the effects of climate change over the coming century.

Matata

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Date published: 9:00 am, July 18th, 2019 - 27 comments

Many a bold claim has been made for the necessity of responding to climate change, but when it comes to storms affecting one’s own home, Matata is surely the test case of this century.

Sometimes explaining is not losing

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Date published: 8:03 am, July 18th, 2019 - 98 comments

Stacey Kirk thinks that Julie Anne Genter should not have criticised National’s spin on the Government’s fuel efficient importation policy but forgets to do her basic job of analysing National’s spin.

Open mike 18/07/2019

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Daily review 17/07/2019

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Open mike 17/07/2019

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Dinosaurs Fight Extinction Rebellion

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Date published: 12:46 am, July 17th, 2019 - 181 comments

Dinosaurs are speeding up our extinction.

Daily review 16/07/2019

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Make America white again

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Date published: 11:32 am, July 16th, 2019 - 81 comments

Donald Trump has attacked a group of young female Democrat politicians and has claimed they should go back to the country they were born in. Even though they were actually born in the United States.

Watching the rain radar

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Date published: 8:46 am, July 16th, 2019 - 35 comments

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Of all of the inventions that currently make riding bikes safer and more convenient in urban environments, I’d have to say that the rain radar would be number four on my list.

D Day for ETS?

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Date published: 8:32 am, July 16th, 2019 - 75 comments

There are rumours that the Interim Climate Change Committee will propose that agriculture is included in the Emissions Trading Scheme as an interim measure to allow a levy/rebate system that can operate at a farm level.

 

Open mike 16/07/2019

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Daily review 15/07/2019

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Nats must hate Auckland’s building consents boom

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Date published: 8:00 am, July 15th, 2019 - 59 comments

The rate at which the building consents have increased in Auckland, and the shift to a more useful mix, has been incredibly fast. You can understand why National after their decade of failure for housing and transport have been targeting the authors of that success. It highlights National’s economic incompetence.

A Good Week for Conservation

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Date published: 7:26 am, July 15th, 2019 - 10 comments

Three big, bold moves for conserving nature and expanding our awareness of it were announced inn the last week. All of them led by Minister Eugenie Sage.

Open mike 15/07/2019

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Simon Bridges Going Blue in the Face Barking at Green Cars

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Date published: 3:48 pm, July 14th, 2019 - 51 comments

Simon Bridges is barking madly at green cars.

The return of Banks?

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Date published: 11:47 am, July 14th, 2019 - 28 comments

John Banks is reported to be considering another run at the Auckland mayoralty.

Aussies – utterly predictable right down to the last words.

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Date published: 11:01 am, July 14th, 2019 - 30 comments

It isn’t often that I read a sports story. My view was that if you aren’t doing a sport, then what is the point in watching others doing it? Work on something that you can do. However a title on an aussie ABC article caught me – “New Zealand earn genuine respect”. Now that was unusual…

 

Open mike 14/07/2019

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How To Get There 14/7/19

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Date published: 7:00 am, July 14th, 2019 - 31 comments

Welcome to TS’s Sunday think piece. It’s a blank sheet, a tabula rasa, waiting for your thoughts on the future and How To Get There.  

Toll by Stealth

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Date published: 4:17 pm, July 13th, 2019 - 51 comments

A tunnel is like a wormhole to another dimension. It changes people’s behaviour ever so slightly, ever so briefly, without them realising.

Trump’s social media summit

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Date published: 8:57 am, July 13th, 2019 - 36 comments

Donald Trump’s social media summit, a white house gathering of right wing extremists and media trolls, is the complete antithesis of the post Christchurch massacre gathering organised by Jacinda Ardern to address the damage that social media can cause.

Open mike 13/07/2019

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