Written By: - Date published: 9:46 am, September 21st, 2017 - 44 comments
National has created the perception that it is a better manager of Government than Labour and is suggesting that it is more compassionate. Neither claim is true.
Written By: - Date published: 3:57 pm, September 18th, 2017 - 25 comments
Despite assurances from industry and council, there are still unanswered questions about the environmental impact at the Ruakaka oil leak.
Written By: - Date published: 9:10 am, September 18th, 2017 - 210 comments
This isn’t what we meant by keep it in the ground.
Written By: - Date published: 6:31 am, July 11th, 2017 - 50 comments
What’s wrong with a few mid-winter power cuts down south?
Written By: - Date published: 11:17 am, June 20th, 2017 - 23 comments
Our economic paradigm (market capitalism) and oil don’t mix. False hope (BECCS) and survival doesn’t mix. Current political settings (Paris pledges produce 3- 4 degrees C warming with the US on board) and intelligent action don’t mix. Incrementalism (time is not on our side) and AGW doesn’t mix. Whatever can’t be mixed into some AGW solution needs to be flushed.
Scary, huh? Well, yes and no…
Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, May 31st, 2017 - 66 comments
The pace of change in transportation may mean that some time soon private ownership of petroleum cars may disappear.
Written By: - Date published: 10:56 pm, April 24th, 2017 - 60 comments
I took myself along to Dunedin’s March for Science last Saturday. There was a high point.
Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, April 2nd, 2017 - 59 comments
“Yours is an honourable mission with the power to bring alive the conscience of the world”
Written By: - Date published: 4:02 pm, March 21st, 2017 - 4 comments
3 major environmental reports today – the OECD says our economy is beyond environmental limits; a cross party group of MPs sponsor research into the way to net zero emissions; and the World Meteorological Organisation has a stark look at continued climate change.
Written By: - Date published: 1:29 pm, January 25th, 2017 - 79 comments
What can we do today that will make a difference?
Written By: - Date published: 12:31 pm, January 17th, 2017 - 114 comments
Climate change, Peak Oil, resource depletion. Some of our options are better than others.
Written By: - Date published: 9:57 am, November 18th, 2016 - 21 comments
Following voters in the USA adding yet another to a growing list of defeats for the radical centre….
Written By: - Date published: 9:46 pm, November 15th, 2016 - 64 comments
“Seismic blasting, every 10 seconds, 24hrs a day from now until next May” Time to step up again and protect our environment.
Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, November 13th, 2016 - 49 comments
Bollocks. It was never going to be.
Written By: - Date published: 7:13 am, October 20th, 2016 - 95 comments
A decade ago peak oil, or the capping of supply was thought to be an imminent problem. Now it is looking more likely that demand will peak, and soon.
Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, October 15th, 2016 - 13 comments
Congratulations and thanks to the people of Northland!
Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, October 9th, 2016 - 3 comments
What we know is coming largely from outside the mainstream. Which is how it should be.
Written By: - Date published: 2:33 pm, October 6th, 2016 - 19 comments
For seven months the next movement of social and environmental justice and resistance has been growing. We should be paying attention.
Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, September 10th, 2016 - 95 comments
Big Tobacco was hit this week in New Zealand after Parliament passed laws requiring smokes to be sold in plain packaging. The science about the health threats posed by smoking is settled, as is the science over climate change. When can we expect laws being passed against the oil companies?
Written By: - Date published: 1:23 pm, August 26th, 2016 - 76 comments
We are now at 485 ppm CO2 equivalent greenhouse gas concentrations, up from 250 ppm in the 1700s. And climbing fast.
Written By: - Date published: 6:17 pm, August 18th, 2016 - 28 comments
Today, electronic numbers in electronic bank accounts are the most important things to the people who lead NZ. That’s going to have to seriously change. The country’s capacity and resources in terms of food, energy, water and cultural/social resiliency is what actually counts.
Written By: - Date published: 6:32 pm, August 16th, 2016 - 104 comments
July 2016 was the hottest month ever in recorded modernity.