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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”
Written By: - Date published: 2:48 pm, July 15th, 2017 - 18 comments
The Greens commit to making NZ carbon-neutral by 2050.
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.
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″
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.
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.
Written By: - Date published: 11:14 am, July 1st, 2017 - 18 comments
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.
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.”
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
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.