Written By: - Date published: 12:31 pm, January 17th, 2017 - 65 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.
Written By: - Date published: 12:08 pm, August 8th, 2016 - 72 comments
Financial capital is way over powered in our current political economic system. Every aspect of our lives has been financialised and securitised, from our homes to our educations. From our drinking water to our power supply.
Written By: - Date published: 6:25 am, August 5th, 2016 - 90 comments
Part IV of IV
Written By: - Date published: 9:48 am, August 4th, 2016 - 45 comments
The New Silk Road is a massive economic transport system being built at rapid speed with Chinese money, Chinese politicking, Chinese engineering, and yes, Chinese steel.
Written By: - Date published: 1:42 pm, August 1st, 2016 - Comments Off on Free Petrol Pt I
Part I of a IV part series of posts on what we can do to hold global warming below 2 degrees C.
Written By: - Date published: 8:53 am, July 31st, 2016 - 116 comments
Avoiding 2 deg C warming is a ship that’s sailed. Global warming is now happening at about 4.3x the previous long-run rate. And it might go up to 18x the previous rate over the next few years. That’s what the pundits call “abrupt climate change.”
Written By: - Date published: 7:53 am, July 30th, 2016 - 161 comments
As the temperatures increase and the sea rises Chris de Freitas still claims that anthropogenic climate change is not a happening thing. And shows his inability to analyze by misinterpreting a Jarrod Gilbert article which describes climate change deniers as charlatans.
Written By: - Date published: 11:11 am, July 7th, 2016 - 42 comments
Jeremy Corbyn’s full response to the Chilcot response. Corbyn says that the Iraq war “was an act of military aggression launched on a false pretext” and that he apologises for it on behalf of Labour, who was in Government at the time.
Written By: - Date published: 7:39 am, June 14th, 2016 - 136 comments
Scientists and experts have been knowingly understating the unfolding climate change catastrophe to governments and decision makers. Why? For the sake of what is “politically palatable”.
Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, June 2nd, 2016 - 13 comments
There are various suggestions that the metro industry’s domination of the world may be in decline.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, May 29th, 2016 - 46 comments
The Electricity Authority is planning hearings on proposals that will mean that Rio Tinto will save money on electricity charges but people living in Auckland and Northland will pay more. Time to make your voices heard.
Written By: - Date published: 6:21 pm, May 26th, 2016 - 86 comments
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…
Written By: - Date published: 12:11 am, May 20th, 2016 - 173 comments
What does it really mean to reduce NZ’s total fossil fuel use by 50% by 2030: a warm up discussion for an upcoming thought experiment.