Posts Tagged ‘AGW’

Can we have a future, with capitalism?

Written By: - Date published: 8:50 am, February 25th, 2019 - 192 comments

The concentration of wealth and power insufficiently regulated capitalism has caused, now works against the survival of human civilisation. With the wealthy opposing any attempts to limit the damage which affects their wealth.

No sense, nonsense and a dearth of common sense.

Written By: - Date published: 9:46 am, November 29th, 2018 - 23 comments

We wouldn’t tie a rope to a heavy load and then push on the rope with the expectation of achieving anything, right? So why is the Guardian’s Environment Editor entreating that we do just that? Is he merely stupid? Or is there something more cynical at play?

Auckland’s got a Bridge.

Written By: - Date published: 11:53 am, November 18th, 2018 - 42 comments

London’s bridges were closing down.

Climate Action Heating Up.

Written By: - Date published: 10:42 am, November 16th, 2018 - 15 comments

Yet another front opening up in the demand for action on global warming…

In Short…

Written By: - Date published: 11:53 am, July 14th, 2018 - 49 comments

A post puzzling over our collective state of mind in the face of incredible danger and suggesting the only course of action we can take. Covering our eyes and blocking our ears isn’t it.

Progress.

Written By: - Date published: 5:21 pm, July 8th, 2018 - 10 comments

I don’t pay much attention to news channels these days, and realise this will have been all over the place in the shape of headlines and lead stories. So I’m sorry for simply echoing that which is already being amplified, but hey…

Steaming cow poo.

Written By: - Date published: 11:57 am, June 2nd, 2018 - 54 comments

Avoiding meat and dairy is ‘single biggest way’ to reduce your impact on Earth according to a Guardian headline.

Yeah. No it’s not.

A Great Business Opportunity

Written By: - Date published: 10:03 am, May 6th, 2018 - 55 comments

410 ppm. And rising.

Ice

Written By: - Date published: 12:17 pm, April 13th, 2018 - 35 comments

There’s something about Antarctica…

Bio-fuels.

Written By: - Date published: 2:15 pm, February 11th, 2018 - 35 comments

Biofuels and fossil. The difference?

Let’s stop kidding ourselves.

Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, December 18th, 2017 - 131 comments

The “Adapting to Climate Change in NZ” report.

4 just became the new 2.

Written By: - Date published: 11:44 am, December 7th, 2017 - 14 comments

Someone just did something sensible, and it’s frightening.

Up the spout, round the bend and down the tubes.

Written By: - Date published: 11:43 am, November 28th, 2017 - 34 comments

It’s no longer really working out (kicking the AGW can down the road), but we seem to be hooked into a peculiar form of madness even as everything appears to be coming apart at the seams. It’s beyond me…

NZ Government: Stand with the Pacific at COP23

Written By: - Date published: 11:50 am, October 31st, 2017 - 2 comments

Petitions and links to further info on COP23.

Good News!

Written By: - Date published: 10:41 am, June 5th, 2016 - 158 comments

May figures just out…

The Mother Budget

Written By: - Date published: 6:21 pm, May 26th, 2016 - 86 comments

There are budgets and there are budgets. And for all the presence or absence of bright ideas, there’s a budget that threatens to subsume all others…

Universal Basic Income Experiment

Written By: - Date published: 10:52 am, June 26th, 2015 - 97 comments

Income in a world of climate change.

Pope Francis on Climate Change

Written By: - Date published: 1:07 pm, June 16th, 2015 - 66 comments

No beating about the bush.

North of 2

Written By: - Date published: 2:13 pm, February 1st, 2015 - 138 comments

The international energy agency’s (IEA) view on climate change is that we are “on track for a 3.5°C rise by 2040” (i.e. 4.2°C relative to pre-industrial).

Fatih Birol – IEA chief economist said (3 years ago)

When I look at this data, the trend is perfectly in line with a temperature increase of 6 degrees Celsius, which would have devastating consequences for the planet….we have 5 years to change the energy system – or have it changed

 

Positive Things

Written By: - Date published: 2:27 pm, February 16th, 2014 - 21 comments

Change becomes embedded when it emanates from and across many quarters and traditions.

State of Nations

Written By: - Date published: 6:11 pm, January 29th, 2014 - 24 comments

This post isn’t a ‘contrast and compare’ piece on the policy announcements of National, the Greens and Labour. Enough to say that National are pursuing privatisation while both Labour and Green are at least trying to do good things.

Shame about the reality of the bigger picture then.

The Carbon or the Swag?

Written By: - Date published: 2:32 pm, December 12th, 2013 - 42 comments

So many choices! What’s a body to do?

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