Written By: - Date published: 10:37 am, August 14th, 2018 - 127 comments
How does humanity prepare for the realisation that humans only have perhaps fifty years left?
Written By: - Date published: 10:37 am, August 14th, 2018 - 33 comments
Is Radio NZ meeting its obligations to report the news of the world fairly or is it just once over lightly at the public broadcaster? Some thoughts from regular TS contributor Adrian Thornton.
Written By: - Date published: 9:12 am, August 11th, 2018 - 139 comments
…in a single graph.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, August 10th, 2018 - 78 comments
New Zealand seriously needs a water regulator. Something that will show that each catchment can withstand having that much taken out of it, and that it is being sold for a fair price, and ensures everyone has access to beautiful-quality water.
Written By: - Date published: 9:22 am, August 8th, 2018 - 33 comments
With the world facing environmental, economic and social crises now more than ever before is a time for strong international institutions.
Written By: - Date published: 11:51 am, August 5th, 2018 - 10 comments
A post about the jet stream and heatwaves.
Written By: - Date published: 9:12 am, July 18th, 2018 - 77 comments
Mike Hosking appears to have entered into a particularly dark time.
Written By: - Date published: 6:15 am, July 13th, 2018 - 59 comments
Ironsands Offshore Mining Ltd allowed to drill and extract bulk samples from the West Coast North Island Marine Mammal Sanctuary
Written By: - Date published: 5:21 pm, July 8th, 2018 - 10 comments
I don’t pay much attention to news channels these days, and realise this will have been all over the place in the shape of headlines and lead stories. So I’m sorry for simply echoing that which is already being amplified, but hey…
Written By: - Date published: 9:02 am, July 2nd, 2018 - 25 comments
Truck drivers are being to told to refuel outside of the Auckland regional fuel tax. Hopefully this will also mean that more of the excessively subsidised road destroying heavy vehicles will stay outside of our precious Auckland roads. But raising the Road User Charges in accordance to the general 4th power law would be more direct and have a better economic effect.
Written By: - Date published: 9:06 am, June 25th, 2018 - 88 comments
The Ministry for the Environment has released a discussion paper on a Zero Carbon Bill. But one proposal is to exempt methane which would mean that effectively half of New Zealand’s greenhouse gasses would not be subject to limitation.
Written By: - Date published: 8:04 am, June 19th, 2018 - 54 comments
Mike Hosking created an online poll which he must have thought would show opposition to cycleways but which has indicated that cycleways are very popular with Aucklanders.
Written By: - Date published: 10:09 am, June 18th, 2018 - 94 comments
Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage has incurred attacks from the right by refusing to allow the desecration of conservation land on the West Coast.
Written By: - Date published: 10:06 am, June 17th, 2018 - 94 comments
National has cautiously pledged to support the Government’s proposed Climate Change Commission. But is it looking for opportunities to delay or weaken urgent action that New Zealand needs to be taking now rather than signing up for urgent action being started now?
Written By: - Date published: 7:28 am, June 15th, 2018 - 154 comments
Eugenie Sage has been criticised for granting OIO consent to the foreign buy out of a water bottling company and a piece of sensitive land. But from the looks of the details that have been released she may have had no choice.
Written By: - Date published: 10:24 am, June 11th, 2018 - 48 comments
In New Zealand there is sufficient evidence to show that poor peoples’ lives are cut short because of poverty related poor nutrition. While food banks are alleviating the worst impacts of hunger, their kindness may well be contributing to the problem. Food poverty is a systemic issue and requires a systemic response, a response that successive governments are able to avoid while charities continue to provide a buffer for the system.
Written By: - Date published: 11:47 am, June 10th, 2018 - 125 comments
Matthew Hooton and Fran O’Sullivan have claimed that the Government’s decision to ban off shore petroleum exploration is “Orwellian”, part of an attempt to divert attention from other issues, bad for the environment and bad for jobs. Are they right?
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, June 8th, 2018 - 43 comments
If you have useful thoughts on how we should deal with climate change, now is the time not to have defeatist or pessimistic thoughts. Now is the time to put pen to paper and get your thoughts straight to James Shaw and help shape this legislation before the first draft hits Parliament.
Written By: - Date published: 7:17 am, June 1st, 2018 - 19 comments
Central and local Government have announced new funding for projects to preserve and enhance the natural environment in Taranaki.
Written By: - Date published: 7:42 am, May 29th, 2018 - 166 comments
Not just, ‘we’ve got to make the good outweigh the bad’. I mean: why should dairy farming exist here?
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, May 25th, 2018 - 53 comments
New Zealand has a low carbon energy future plan. What is the strategy to achieve this?