Written By: - Date published: 8:28 am, April 19th, 2018 - 85 comments
For those of us who were without electricity to their houses in Auckland for several days, it’s worth turning our thoughts to Vector.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, April 8th, 2018 - 17 comments
Another easy decision. Gerry Brownlee wins for overseeing a $210 million blow out in EWC’s liability for Christchurch earthquake re-repair work and for being upset when Megan Woods called him on it.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, April 6th, 2018 - 43 comments
or more accurately one. A failed vanity flag referendum.
Written By: - Date published: 10:41 am, March 24th, 2018 - 23 comments
Yup. It’s okay to be a bit scared.
Written By: - Date published: 6:28 am, March 22nd, 2018 - 26 comments
Written By: - Date published: 8:39 am, March 20th, 2018 - 83 comments
The Government is reconsidering the future of New Zealand’s block offer process which releases exploration permits to the oil industry for exploratory drilling.
Written By: - Date published: 6:13 am, March 3rd, 2018 - 64 comments
“The foreign shareholders in that toxic industry will kick and scream, but its basicly them or the planet – and if we want to save the world and keep our own coastal cities above water, they have to go.”
Written By: - Date published: 6:15 am, February 28th, 2018 - 121 comments
“This is more than just a temperature anomaly. It is an off-the-scale event. Why is the Arctic meltdown not headline news in every paper?” – George Monbiot
If someone said hey, your house is going to burn down, we don’t know if it’s in the next hour or next week, what would you do?
Written By: - Date published: 3:24 pm, February 13th, 2018 - 10 comments
Cyclone Gita has caused devastation across the Tongan islands, and is being called the worst storm in at least 60 years.
Written By: - Date published: 6:36 am, February 1st, 2018 - 41 comments
“We can’t burn existing fossil fuel reserves if we are to avoid climate catastrophe.” – Russell Norman.
Written By: - Date published: 9:59 am, January 30th, 2018 - 112 comments
In the middle of the Southland drought, people in Invercargill are no longer allowed to water their gardens.
Written By: - Date published: 6:15 am, January 19th, 2018 - 25 comments
“At 46 degrees latitude south, New Zealand’s southern most city has regularly been experiencing similar temperatures to cities near the equator. When we were sizzling at 32 degrees, we equaled Cairns, were 2 degrees warmer than Jakarta and Suva and 6 above Nairobi. These cities are used to such temperatures and their ecosystems have adapted to it, it has been a severe shock to ours.”
Written By: - Date published: 9:00 pm, January 14th, 2018 - 53 comments
The recent development of accident and disaster insurance over the last century is now having a profound influence on buffering climate change. The Economist had a recent article with an excellent graph. Perhaps this is worth encouraging to give a price signal and a political lobby against that of the polluter lobby.
Written By: - Date published: 10:39 am, December 15th, 2017 - 33 comments
Spoiler alert: We need to do better.
Written By: - Date published: 6:15 am, December 14th, 2017 - 29 comments
It is time for all of the institutions, countries, investors and individuals who are still in the Paris Agreement to stop funding fossils – once and for all.
– Stephen Kretzmann, Executive Director of Oil Change International
Written By: - Date published: 10:52 am, December 12th, 2017 - 39 comments
“We now see building new suburbs on land prone to liquefaction in much of the country as foolish … We should see allowing new subdivisions on vulnerable coastal land as equally foolish.”
– Commissioner for the Environment, Jan Wright
Written By: - Date published: 10:14 am, December 6th, 2017 - 43 comments
Guest post by Ed about the intellectual rigour of George Monbiot and David Attenborough and the rater strange response of Barry Soper.
Written By: - Date published: 8:41 am, November 24th, 2017 - 19 comments
Helen Kelly blogged four years ago why the deal that allowed Peter Whittall to walk free following the Pike River disaster was unjust and flawed. Yesterday the Supreme Court agreed.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, October 31st, 2017 - 44 comments
Lifelong angler John Hodgson explains why the water table in Canterbury and what we are doing to it matters.
(post updated with recommendations)
Written By: - Date published: 8:56 am, October 11th, 2017 - 165 comments
When you run an economy that sees harm to babies as acceptable risks that can be mitigated, then you are approaching society’s end game.
Written By: - Date published: 7:55 am, October 6th, 2017 - 90 comments
Among the biggest winners of the election will be the Pike River families. Labour and Greens support re-entry. Gower on National: “They will not go into Opposition over this… They will literally go back on everything they’ve said in order to get Winston into power.”
Written By: - Date published: 6:55 pm, September 19th, 2017 - 18 comments
Event at Auckland Uni and live streamed, the major political parties debate the climate with Rod Oram as MC.
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.