Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, February 17th, 2017 - 65 comments
Hey Bill English, it’s not the case that “no one could have anticipated the large-scale fire on the Port Hills”. Just about every relevant organisation could and did predict it. Most of the other predictions relating to climate change will come true too.
Written By: - Date published: 1:23 pm, January 16th, 2017 - 32 comments
The Herald’s John Roughan is not impressed with Bill English so far. And today English put his foot in it again.
Written By: - Date published: 2:23 pm, January 5th, 2017 - 84 comments
On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a free trip to the landfill and a subscription to the end of the world as we know it.
Written By: - Date published: 9:57 am, November 18th, 2016 - 21 comments
Following voters in the USA adding yet another to a growing list of defeats for the radical centre….
Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, November 13th, 2016 - 49 comments
Bollocks. It was never going to be.
Written By: - Date published: 7:04 am, November 5th, 2016 - 13 comments
The Paris agreement is now in force. NZ is committed to reducing its emissions. What, specifically, is this governments plan for doing so? How does support for continued coal mining and oil exploration, the use of phony carbon credits and the like, fit in with reducing emissions?
Written By: - Date published: 11:06 am, November 2nd, 2016 - 9 comments
A useful report from the Morgan Foundation: “…the Government has a plan to cook the books to cover up our growing greenhouse gas emissions.”
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.
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: 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: 10:37 am, June 28th, 2016 - 279 comments
From the circus that never leaves town.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.