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Daily review 18/07/2022

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17 comments on “Daily review 18/07/2022 ”

  1. weka 2

    More potent writing from Talia Marshall. This one about Central Otago being a Māori place, and how this relates to 3 waters,

    https://www.odt.co.nz/lifestyle/view-through-gorge

  2. joe90 3

    Great, another way for abusive men to harass women.
    /

    Nearly four years after a woman ended an unwanted pregnancy with abortion pills obtained at a Phoenix clinic, she finds herself mired in an ongoing lawsuit over that decision.

    A judge allowed the woman’s ex-husband to establish an estate for the embryo, which had been aborted in its seventh week of development. The ex-husband filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the clinic and its doctors in 2020, alleging that physicians failed to obtain proper informed consent from the woman as required by Arizona law.

    […]

    The experts said this rare tactic could become more common, as anti-abortion groups have signaled their desire to further limit reproductive rights following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturned Roe v. Wade. The Arizona lawsuit and others that may follow could also be an attempt to discourage and intimidate providers and harass plaintiffs’ former romantic partners, experts said.

    https://www.propublica.org/article/arizona-abortion-father-lawsuit-wrongful-death?

  3. Sacha 4

    Unopposed

    • Belladonna 4.1

      And excellent timing. She'll finish up her stint as a Councillor and move into the LPP role immediately.

  4. Foreign waka 5

    Well, this is a very interesting point of view.

    • Incognito 5.1

      Interesting in what way?

      • Molly 5.1.1

        Not intending to answer for Foreign Waka but I've been following reports of the Netherland farmer protests and it is interesting. There's been a failure in getting primary producers on board with transition.

        Looking at how and why, and trying to rectify this, applies here in NZ as well.

        German farmers have indicated support foe the Dutch protest.

        The article they are discussing is here:

        https://www.newsweek.com/popular-uprising-against-elites-has-gone-global-opinion-1722653

        While large farming companies have the means to hypothetically meet these goals and can switch to non-nitrogen-based fertilizers, it is impossible for smaller, often family-owned farms. The new environmental regulations are so extreme that they would force many to shutter, including people whose families have been farming for three or four generations.

        n protest, farmers have been blockading streets and refusing to deliver their products to supermarket chains. It's been leading to serious shortages of eggs and milk, among other food items.

  5. Poission 6

    ESG central find butterflies and rainbows hard to find in new energy market,need to find 200 billion Euro to bailout energy companies.

    Talk of covid like lockdowns now for Energy Crisis,lowering temperature levels for regulated housing.

    Electricity feed price into UK from Norway up to 345 euro a MW ,

    Australia spot price tonight 545-745$ mwh

    NZ spot price tonight 8.57 (south island) to 11$ mwh (north island)

    • Poission 6.1

      Singapore demands to be included in high cost energy club.

  6. Belladonna 7

    Peters having a tanty over how he's portrayed in the Vance book.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/politics/winston-peters-lashes-out-at-new-book-on-national-turmoil/3HDKW64ZPKYNPN4MJW5IXJ4NYU/?c_id=1&objectid=12538876&ref=rss

    Claims that he doesn't recall having one-on-one talks with Ardern – evidence provided that he did. Is his memory going? Or just more of his usual bullshit around the issue as much as possible, then claim he was misquoted.

    Peters said as far as he could remember, he did not have any one-on-one talks with English and/or Ardern.

    "I never met personally leader-to-leader without my team to the best of my memory," Peters said.

    However, on October 17 the NZ Herald saw both English and Ardern entering the negotiation room alone for secret talks – English later confirmed they were one-on-one talks with Peters.

    Really, of course, Peters is an almost total side issue in the book – which is about the NP meltdown. Peters sounds desperate to get any column inches he can….

  7. joe90 8

    We're fucked.

    An Edinburgh-based research team fears plankton, the tiny organisms that sustain life in our seas, has all but been wiped out after spending two years collecting water samples from the Atlantic.

    The landmark research blames chemical pollution from plastics, farm fertilisers and pharmaceuticals in the water. Previously, it was thought the amount of plankton had halved since the 1940s, but the evidence gathered by the Scots suggest 90% has now vanished.

    […]

    From his ongoing mission in Colombia, Dryden – who addressed the Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow last year – told The Sunday Post: “Based on our observations, plankton numbers have already crashed and are now at the levels that I predicted would not happen for another quarter of a century.

    “Given that plankton is the life-support system for the planet and humanity cannot survive without it, the result is disturbing. It will be gone in around 25 years. Our results confirmed a 90% reduction in primary productivity in the Atlantic. Effectively, the Atlantic Ocean is now pretty much dead.

    “We surveyed the Caribbean from St Lucia to Grenada. Now the only fish available in restaurants there is imported farmed Atlantic salmon.

    “It had been reported that 50% of the coral was gone; our observations were that the coral is 100% gone in many locations and 90% gone in all locations.”

    https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/humanity-will-not-survive-extinction-of-most-marine-plants-and-animals/

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