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Lies. Damned Lies. And Diesel.

Written By: - Date published: 2:12 pm, July 26th, 2017 - 48 comments

Britain follows France in banning the sale of new diesel and petrol vehicles from 2040. Good news?

How much is Mike Hosking paid by TVNZ?

Written By: - Date published: 9:29 am, July 25th, 2017 - 106 comments

Mike Hosking does not want there to be a debate on how much he earns from TVNZ and thinks that there would be an adverse irrational response from the public if the information was released. This is the best reason yet why disclosure should occur.

Rain doesn’t cause most floods, humans do

Written By: - Date published: 12:11 pm, July 23rd, 2017 - 50 comments

What to do with all the water falling from the sky? Some choices are smarter than others.

State of emergency for planet earth

Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, July 22nd, 2017 - 52 comments

Climate scientists: Our conclusion that the world has overshot appropriate targets is sufficiently grim to compel us to point out that pathways to rapid emission reductions are feasible.

State of emergency on the South Island’s east coast

Written By: - Date published: 9:43 pm, July 21st, 2017 - 22 comments

Evacuations are now happening throughout Otago and Canterbury, with more rain expected over night and into Saturday.

NZ’s climate change guinea pigs

Written By: - Date published: 12:10 pm, July 21st, 2017 - 55 comments

The first round of climate change pass-the-parcel is about to knock some players out of the property investment game. The rest of NZ should be paying attention.

Regenerative agriculture

Written By: - Date published: 11:00 am, July 18th, 2017 - 14 comments

Regenerative farmers in NZ are already leading the way on land and water restoration, and how to grow food in a changing climate.

Election 2017: the battle lines are drawn

Written By: - Date published: 8:57 am, July 17th, 2017 - 77 comments

The 2017 election campaign has been set alight by the Greens adopting brave policies that Jeremy Corbyn would be proud of and NZ First adopting policies that would meet with Donald Trump’s approval.

Incrementalists ‘Brick It’

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, July 16th, 2017 - 10 comments

Meet Christiana Figueres, former executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and original negotiator behind the Paris Agreement. She’s co-signed an article, published in Nature and signed by over 60 scientists as well as business leaders and other ‘pillars of the global community’ that headlines – “Three years to safeguard our climate”

The Greens rock their AGM

Written By: - Date published: 6:49 am, July 16th, 2017 - 18 comments

Greening the economy not for the sake of the economy but for the wellbeing of the people, the Green Party want us to be an exemplar to the world and lead the way.

The Green Infrastructure Fund

Written By: - Date published: 2:48 pm, July 15th, 2017 - 18 comments

The Greens commit to making NZ carbon-neutral by 2050.

James Shaw Speech to the Green’s conference – Greening the Government

Written By: - Date published: 2:21 pm, July 15th, 2017 - 25 comments

The text of James Shaw’s speech to the Greens Conference focussing on the Green’s policy response to Climate Change.

No Right Turn: Climate change: Ending oil

Written By: - Date published: 6:51 am, July 9th, 2017 - 53 comments

I/S at No Right Turn writes: “Fossil fuels are the primary cause of climate change. A significant chunk of those fossil fuels are burned in cars, so if we want to beat climate change, we need to stop doing that. And today, the French government signalled that it would do just that, announcing that it would ban the sale of petrol and diesel-fuelled cars by 2040″

Skepticism cynicism lies and hypocrisy

Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, July 8th, 2017 - 17 comments

There’s a very good / depressing long read in The Guardian on the dangerous “weaponising” of cynicism by climate change deniers. One of the most interesting sections was a discussion of the way that voters are more forgiving of lies than hypocrisy.

Second legal challenge to National’s climate emission targets

Written By: - Date published: 6:35 am, July 3rd, 2017 - 18 comments

The scientific data clearly shows that the New Zealand Government needs to be doing a lot more than it’s doing at the moment. It is dragging the chain as far as the rest of the world is concerned.

Same Old, Same Old.

Written By: - Date published: 1:03 pm, July 2nd, 2017 - 148 comments

This time last year, there was a smattering of posts put up about average global ocean and land surface temperatures. They didn’t make for comfortable reading.

Bravo Young Nats – endorse zero carbon

Written By: - Date published: 11:14 am, July 1st, 2017 - 18 comments

Sarah v govt climate litigation – perspectives from court

Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, June 28th, 2017 - 19 comments

What to do when your future’s at risk and your government doesn’t care. 

 

 

Health professionals support legal challenge against government’s climate policy

Written By: - Date published: 6:19 am, June 28th, 2017 - 4 comments

“Climate change is a medical emergency – and our government’s inaction threatens New Zealanders’ wellbeing, both now and into the future.”

Climate litigation NZ-style

Written By: - Date published: 12:15 pm, June 26th, 2017 - 9 comments

The climate change case against the National government began in Wellington this morning.

Sarah v Government

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, June 23rd, 2017 - 56 comments

the Government can’t always be trusted to act in the best interests of the people or the planet

 

Keeping our eye on the ball

Written By: - Date published: 6:18 am, June 22nd, 2017 - 22 comments

Compared to this, Barclaygate is a tiny speck of dust by the skirting board behind the couch.

Oil and Water Mix.

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…

Kiwis send a message to Tillerson

Written By: - Date published: 10:19 am, June 7th, 2017 - 27 comments

As Patrick Gower puts it, “English tries to hide from the reality of Trump’s America”. Fortunately ordinary Kiwis were not so supine.

Nature issues statement saying climate change cannot be negotiated with

Written By: - Date published: 6:58 am, June 5th, 2017 - 29 comments

Thus endeth the divine right of kings. It’s time to remember where our power is.

Tegg Talk – Mistaken Reveal of Government’s Latest (Already Outdated) Sea-Level Rise Projections

Written By: - Date published: 8:07 am, June 4th, 2017 - 27 comments

Denis Tegg has discovered details of Ministry for the Environment’s currently unpublished Guidelines for Local Authorities on Climate Change.  The data relied on would appear to already be outdated but suggests that towns such as Thames are going to face inundation in coming decades.

Once upon a time

Written By: - Date published: 7:44 am, June 4th, 2017 - 43 comments

Once upon a time this country stood up to American and said no to nuclear weapons. Now we dare not say yes to saving the planet.

When Earth’s future is under attack …

Written By: - Date published: 9:25 am, June 3rd, 2017 - 35 comments

US Secretary of State and Oil Baron Rex Tillerson is visiting New Zealand next Tuesday. And 350 Aotearoa is planning to provide him with a warm reception.

It is not “clever politics” to burn the planet (you pair of fools)

Written By: - Date published: 7:27 am, June 3rd, 2017 - 41 comments

Guess which two NZ broadcasters have disgraced themselves by lining up behind Trump’s lunatic fringe denier posturing.

Madman Trump withdraws America from Paris Accord

Written By: - Date published: 8:01 am, June 2nd, 2017 - 213 comments

Donald Trump has announced that the USA will be withdrawing from the Paris Climate Change Accord.

Eight years to an electric transport world

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.

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