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Water and community

Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, October 10th, 2016 - 10 comments

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In coming together around a common need to protect water and land, community forms.

International Days of Prayer and Action with Standing Rock

Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, October 9th, 2016 - 3 comments

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What we know is coming largely from outside the mainstream. Which is how it should be.

The Essential Forest-Gardener

Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, October 9th, 2016 - 21 comments

Guyton food forest

Robert Guyton begins a weekly series on life in a Riverton food forest.

Why we need to stand with Standing Rock

Written By: - Date published: 2:33 pm, October 6th, 2016 - 19 comments

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For seven months the next movement of social and environmental justice and resistance has been growing. We should be paying attention.

When the levee breaks…

Written By: - Date published: 1:07 pm, September 20th, 2016 - 98 comments

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Bar the ear-worm, nothing to do with Led Zeppelin.

Big Oil in plain packaging

Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, September 10th, 2016 - 95 comments

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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?

On the whiner’s excuse “but we are so small”

Written By: - Date published: 9:07 am, September 6th, 2016 - 20 comments

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Damon over at civicanalysis wrote an interesting post over the weekend “How New Zealand can help save the world” (and then pointed my attention to it 🙂 ). It looks at what we can do to structurally alleviate climate change. But also looked at some of the economic benefits

Water quality too important for bird-brained excuses

Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, September 1st, 2016 - 57 comments

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Nick Smith’s latest excuse for inaction on water quality is birds. Yes birds. You couldn’t make this shit up.

For a dose of blessed sanity, watch the (10 min) webcast by Dr Mike Joy explaining what the real problem is.

The elephant in the room

Written By: - Date published: 10:11 am, August 31st, 2016 - 4 comments

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Fair and sustainable economics

Written By: - Date published: 12:42 pm, August 27th, 2016 - 168 comments

E:S:E

Green Party finance spokesperson Julie Anne Genter starts a conversation about post-neoliberal economics.

Abrupt climate change: CO2 equivalent now at 485 ppm

Written By: - Date published: 1:23 pm, August 26th, 2016 - 76 comments

TS CO2 equiv

We are now at 485 ppm CO2 equivalent greenhouse gas concentrations, up from 250 ppm in the 1700s. And climbing fast.

Key vs science on water quality

Written By: - Date published: 9:31 am, August 24th, 2016 - 60 comments

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What if there were only 34 more whitebait harvests left?

Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, August 19th, 2016 - 78 comments

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Water is life not merely wadeable.

July 2016 was the hottest single month recorded since 1880

Written By: - Date published: 6:32 pm, August 16th, 2016 - 104 comments

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July 2016 was the hottest month ever in recorded modernity.

NRT: Calling bullshit on “P-contamination”

Written By: - Date published: 2:20 pm, August 8th, 2016 - 8 comments

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I/S at No Right Turn writes on meth testing, false positives, and Housing NZ.

Financial capital is crazy OP. Time to strip it back to basics.

Written By: - Date published: 12:08 pm, August 8th, 2016 - 72 comments

Foreclose on banks not people

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.

Wasted food and carbon footprint

Written By: - Date published: 12:34 pm, August 6th, 2016 - 17 comments

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The Italian intiaitive encouraging supermarkets to give unsold food to those in need is a great move. Helps the poor, reduces waste, win win. But it’s just a start. We need to massively change attitudes and behaviour to reduce food waste.

Free Petrol Pt IV

Written By: - Date published: 6:25 am, August 5th, 2016 - 90 comments

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Part IV of IV

Free Petrol Pt III

Written By: - Date published: 11:20 am, August 4th, 2016 - 21 comments

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Part III of IV – a focus on road transport.

Free money from climate change deniers

Written By: - Date published: 8:29 pm, August 2nd, 2016 - 5 comments

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Double or nothing?

Free Petrol Pt II

Written By: - Date published: 6:38 pm, August 1st, 2016 - 8 comments

alice bows

Part II of IV. How to achieve zero carbon from the shipping and aviation sectors by the 2030s.

Free Petrol Pt I

Written By: - Date published: 1:42 pm, August 1st, 2016 - Comments Off on Free Petrol Pt I

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Part I of a IV part series of posts on what we can do to hold global warming below 2 degrees C.

Climate change pedal to the metal

Written By: - Date published: 8:53 am, July 31st, 2016 - 116 comments

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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.”

Chris de Freitas now is the time to be afraid

Written By: - Date published: 7:53 am, July 30th, 2016 - 161 comments

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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.

Predator free a fantastic goal – but…

Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, July 26th, 2016 - 231 comments

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Feel-good promises for 2050 are easy. Add this one to the list with a cycleway the length of NZ, a secret plan to end Japanese whaling, the War on P, our emissions reduction (hah!) targets, plans to be a “financial hub”, the promise of pandas, and so on and so on.

Climate Change on our doorsteps (literally)

Written By: - Date published: 2:08 pm, July 25th, 2016 - 89 comments

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In the wake of Wellington’s storm over the weekend, it’s time to future proof our critical infrastructure.

Climate change and trees – a palliative and not a solution

Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, July 20th, 2016 - 108 comments

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One alleviation for the effects of climate change is to plant trees, or some other form of vegetation. This is to suck up surplus carbon dioxide and to put it into a solid and relatively inert form. And it does. However it simply won’t work when we have rapid climate change.

God Botherer

Written By: - Date published: 10:27 am, July 17th, 2016 - 461 comments

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God’s been a bit of a let down recently. Is it time for Him to retire?

The Chrematistic Camel

Written By: - Date published: 7:26 pm, July 4th, 2016 - 110 comments

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So this post is about a suite of frameworks not to adopt if the goal is to avoid 2 degrees of global warming.

Generation Zero – Zero Carbon Act

Written By: - Date published: 1:11 pm, July 1st, 2016 - 151 comments

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“We’re not going to wait around for our politicians to do the right thing any longer; we’re going to draft a bill ourselves with help from experts and collaborators, and work to get all political parties to support it and pass it through Parliament.”

A bit wet lately

Written By: - Date published: 12:31 pm, June 30th, 2016 - 105 comments

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