Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, October 10th, 2016 - 10 comments
In coming together around a common need to protect water and land, community forms.
Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, October 9th, 2016 - 3 comments
What we know is coming largely from outside the mainstream. Which is how it should be.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, October 9th, 2016 - 21 comments
Robert Guyton begins a weekly series on life in a Riverton food forest.
Written By: - Date published: 1:07 pm, September 20th, 2016 - 98 comments
Bar the ear-worm, nothing to do with Led Zeppelin.
Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, September 10th, 2016 - 95 comments
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?
Written By: - Date published: 9:07 am, September 6th, 2016 - 20 comments
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
Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, September 1st, 2016 - 57 comments
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.
Written By: - Date published: 1:23 pm, August 26th, 2016 - 76 comments
We are now at 485 ppm CO2 equivalent greenhouse gas concentrations, up from 250 ppm in the 1700s. And climbing fast.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, August 19th, 2016 - 78 comments
Water is life not merely wadeable.
Written By: - Date published: 6:32 pm, August 16th, 2016 - 104 comments
July 2016 was the hottest month ever in recorded modernity.
Written By: - Date published: 2:20 pm, August 8th, 2016 - 8 comments
I/S at No Right Turn writes on meth testing, false positives, and Housing NZ.
Written By: - Date published: 12:08 pm, August 8th, 2016 - 72 comments
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.
Written By: - Date published: 12:34 pm, August 6th, 2016 - 17 comments
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.
Written By: - Date published: 11:20 am, August 4th, 2016 - 21 comments
Part III of IV – a focus on road transport.
Written By: - Date published: 6:38 pm, August 1st, 2016 - 8 comments
Part II of IV. How to achieve zero carbon from the shipping and aviation sectors by the 2030s.
Written By: - Date published: 1:42 pm, August 1st, 2016 - Comments Off on Free Petrol Pt I
Part I of a IV part series of posts on what we can do to hold global warming below 2 degrees C.
Written By: - Date published: 8:53 am, July 31st, 2016 - 116 comments
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.”
Written By: - Date published: 7:53 am, July 30th, 2016 - 161 comments
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.
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, July 26th, 2016 - 231 comments
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.
Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, July 20th, 2016 - 108 comments
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.
Written By: - Date published: 7:26 pm, July 4th, 2016 - 110 comments
So this post is about a suite of frameworks not to adopt if the goal is to avoid 2 degrees of global warming.
Written By: - Date published: 1:11 pm, July 1st, 2016 - 151 comments
“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.”