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Tory MP resigns on point of principle

Written By: - Date published: 9:26 am, October 26th, 2016 - 25 comments

head in the sand

No, not in NZ, of course. With bonus notes on a “grotesque folly”.

Fortress NZ

Written By: - Date published: 11:25 am, September 16th, 2016 - 120 comments


TS regular Tony Veitch has some practical ideas as to how we insulate NZ from the ravages of neoliberalism and climate change. Readers may agree with some, none or all of the suggestions. However, whichever way you look at it, the time for hand wringing is over. It’s time for action.

Race, Class, Global Warming and Democracy.

Written By: - Date published: 1:06 pm, September 7th, 2016 - 18 comments


Nothing and no-one is separate in this world. Nothing and no-one is more important than anything else or anyone else; no voice greater and no voice lesser.

The elephant in the room

Written By: - Date published: 10:11 am, August 31st, 2016 - 4 comments

the elephant in the room climate change

Free Petrol Pt IV

Written By: - Date published: 6:25 am, August 5th, 2016 - 90 comments

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Part IV of IV

Free Petrol Pt III

Written By: - Date published: 11:20 am, August 4th, 2016 - 21 comments


Part III of IV – a focus on road transport.

Free money from climate change deniers

Written By: - Date published: 8:29 pm, August 2nd, 2016 - 5 comments

rich guy and money

Double or nothing?

Free Petrol Pt II

Written By: - Date published: 6:38 pm, August 1st, 2016 - 8 comments

alice bows

Part II of IV. How to achieve zero carbon from the shipping and aviation sectors by the 2030s.

Free Petrol Pt I

Written By: - Date published: 1:42 pm, August 1st, 2016 - Comments Off on Free Petrol Pt I

kevin anderson

Part I of a IV part series of posts on what we can do to hold global warming below 2 degrees C.

The Chrematistic Camel

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.

A bit wet lately

Written By: - Date published: 12:31 pm, June 30th, 2016 - 105 comments


It’s a Side-show, “Bob”.

Written By: - Date published: 10:37 am, June 28th, 2016 - 279 comments


From the circus that never leaves town.

A Tale of Two Droughts

Written By: - Date published: 6:38 pm, June 22nd, 2016 - 44 comments


Climate change is now causing extreme dry weather events and is increasingly blamed for water shortages. But what we are doing on the ground has just as much influence on our experience of drought. As New Zealand farmers call for drought relief this winter, it’s time we looked at how we manage land and water, and the critical role this plays in whether humans can live with variable rainfall in the age of climate change. Here’s a stellar example from India.

This is what sustainable fishing looks like

Written By: - Date published: 10:10 am, June 15th, 2016 - 119 comments


It turns out there will be no jobs on a dead planet.” 

While New Zealand is struggling to maintain integrity around fishing and resource management, an ocean farmer in the US is leading the way in economic and ecologic sustainability. This is how we can do things differently.

Scottish Parliament votes to ban fracking. 

Written By: - Date published: 3:14 pm, June 11th, 2016 - 60 comments

ban fracking

Imagine a country where the political divide is over whether to ban fracking outright or to be opposed to fracking but have a moratorium first in order to gather more evidence.

What now Paula?

Written By: - Date published: 9:09 am, June 7th, 2016 - 20 comments


Seeing is believing they say, and Paula Bennett says that she has taken on board the climate change message after a Pacific visit. So what now Paula? It’s a tough question for sure. But at least you’re blessed with an opposition that will cooperate, instead of trying to whip up people’s fears and obstruct progress for political gain.

Good News!

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

global warming

May figures just out…

The Mother Budget

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

Hubble discovers Black Holes in unexpected places.

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…

Greenhouse emissions taskforce

Written By: - Date published: 7:20 am, May 22nd, 2016 - 115 comments


With news that NZ’s greenhouse emissions are at a 25 year high the announcement of a new taskforce “to provide advice and ways in which we can drive down our emissions” is as welcome as it is overdue.


Written By: - Date published: 12:28 pm, May 19th, 2016 - 114 comments

global warming

There are bits of good news out there, but there’s a lot of denial around the mess we’re in.

A message for our anti-science government

Written By: - Date published: 3:00 pm, May 18th, 2016 - 37 comments

drought cows

Here’s some more science for the government to hate on: “Paris climate agreement cannot be met without emissions reduction target for agriculture”.

Nice weather down here…

Written By: - Date published: 10:37 am, May 16th, 2016 - 181 comments

hot potato

… and a freight train coming down the tracks.

Break Free 2016

Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, May 12th, 2016 - 60 comments


Break Free From Fossil Fuels. There are still events coming up in NZ, including today in Dunedin.

Alberta burning

Written By: - Date published: 7:29 am, May 8th, 2016 - 31 comments


The Canadian wildfire is “unprecedented” in its size and ferocity. There have been mass evacuations, and whole suburbs burnt out. Wildfires have doubled in Canada since the early 70’s – “And we’ve published work that states that this is because of human-caused climate change.”

Climate Change Change Pt 1: What are we waiting for?

Written By: - Date published: 9:20 am, May 3rd, 2016 - 48 comments


Before government spending cuts there was The Riot for Austerity, a grass roots Climate Change movement that showed how it was possible for ordinary people to change and significantly reduce their carbon emissions without someone forcing them to.

Maybe stop dropping it…

Written By: - Date published: 11:28 am, May 2nd, 2016 - 151 comments

hot potato

…the hot potato – stop dropping it. Maybe grow the fuck up and react intelligently to the blindingly obvious.

RSNZ report – Transition to a low-carbon economy

Written By: - Date published: 11:43 am, April 27th, 2016 - 30 comments


Today the Royal Society of NZ released the second of two reports into climate change and the actions NZ should be taking. Great work. Now all we need is great action.

NZ – The underarm bowlers of climate change

Written By: - Date published: 8:34 am, April 23rd, 2016 - 17 comments


NZ under the Key government has hit new depths of ignominy as per capita the world’s biggest climate change cheat. And we plan to keep using the fraudulent “credits” we have purchased.

Going electric

Written By: - Date published: 10:40 am, April 19th, 2016 - 70 comments


Old Zeeland showing New Zealand the way.

Climate change – that ship has sailed

Written By: - Date published: 9:55 am, April 18th, 2016 - 57 comments


Our models and our plans for responding to climate change are already out of date.


Written By: - Date published: 1:20 pm, April 1st, 2016 - 103 comments


South Dunedin, Lower Hutt, Christchurch, Napier…

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